Everton vs Chelsea 09/14/2013 Free Soccer Pick and Preview
Everton (0-3-0) Chelsea (2-1-0)
Saturday 14th September 2013 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Everton 23/10 Draw 9/4 Chelsea 5/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sky Sports; NBC Sports
Chelsea get back to Premier League action when they travel north to merseyside to take on Everton in Goodison Park, Jose Mourhino will be looking to continue Chelsea's good start to the season. Chelsea have been somewhat unimpressive, but are still unbeaten and that includes a trip to Old Trafford, where Chelsea came away from the game with Champions Manchester United with a draw. Chelsea were busy at the end of the transfer window, bringing in Eto and Willian to bolster an attack that has struggled to score goals. Fernando Torres looked excellent against Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup and maybe the added players and competition can inspire Torres to return to the form he showed in patches last season. On the big occasion, Torres has come up trumps for Chelsea, even if his form has been patchy rather than consistant. Samuel Eto and Willian look to be great additions to an already very strong squad. Expect Juan Mata to come in for Eden Hazard, who is struggling with an achilles injury.
After an underwhelming start to the season, Everton have three points from three games, having drawn all three of their openers. Roberto Martinez, in my opinion, did the best bit of business on deadline day, bringing in James McCarthy, Romelu lukaku and Gareth Barry. I expect Barry and McCarthy to slip in to the team from the start and Lukaku (not eligible because Chelsea are his parent club) will be a big addition up front for an Everton side who have really struggled to put the ball in the net, putting up two bagel's in their last two outings. Goodison Park will be electric on Saturday evening and I expect a really good game of football as Roberto Martinez plays an attractive brand of ball.
I like the look of this game for an open style of football. Everton have looked good defensively thus far and have dominated possession, but all three of their games have been against lesser sides. On Saturday, they face a team that are well capable of holding onto possession and I think we will see a more open game because of it. Based on an open game, I like the both teams to score market here and at 4/6 it is a bit tight for value, but I think its a strong play. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo