Everton vs Chelsea
|Date & Time||Sunday November 11, 2018, 10:15 AM (EST)|
The Line: Chelsea -250 / Draw +425 / Everton +750 -- Over/Under: 2.5
Chelsea will host Everton at Stamford Bridge for a match in the English Premier League.
Chelsea have been in outstanding form as they beat Crystal Palace 3-1 in the last Premier League match. In that game, Alvaro Morata played exceptionally well for the Blues as he scored twice to ensure the West London side got all three points. Midweek, Chelsea played in the UEFA Europa League where the Blues won 1-0 away from home to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the competition. Chelsea are currently 2nd in the Premier League and the team will know the importance of winning this fixture since Liverpool are only behind them on goal difference.
Similar to Chelsea, Everton have also been playing exceptional football. The Toffees beat Brighton 3-1 at home which allowed the team to remain in the top half of the ladder. The big player for Everton has been Richarlison who scored twice in Everton’s previous fixture. If there has been a problem this season, it has been the defense as Everton have conceded 15 goals this season. The Everton defense will be tested greatly in this match as the likes of Morata, Willian and Giroud will pose a great attacking threat. Playing away from home against Chelsea is never an easy task and if Everton wishes to compete, the defense will need to improve significantly.
Chelsea and Everton played 3 times last season with Chelsea winning on 2 occasions and 1 match ending as a draw. Two of the fixtures were played at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea won on both occasions.
All in all, I see Chelsea winning this match. Chelsea are the better team and they should be able to exploit Everton’s weak defense. With the likes of Morata and Giroud in good form, Chelsea should get all 3 points at home.