Chelsea vs Everton 01/16/2016 Premier League Preview, Odds & Prediction
Everton vs Chelsea
Saturday 16th January 2016 10:00 (ET)
The Line: Chelsea 4/5 Draw 11/4 Everton 15/4 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; NBC Sports
One of the games of the week in the Barclays Premier League will see Everton travel to London to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea look to have gotten their season back on track. Gus Hiddink has a tough job in turning things around but the blues have definitely played better in the five games under Hiddink. Midweek was a disappointment as they twice took the lead but couldnt hold on for the victory against West Brom and on Saturday they face a tough Everton team who have been very good of late themselves. Diego Costa, Willian and Oscar will look to lead the way for a Chelsea team who have struggled offensively this season. Costa though has five in his last five and will be hoping to keep his recent hot form going against Everton.
Everton were terrific agaisnt Manchester City midweek with TimHoward and John Stones excelling. Howard was magnificent and was the main reason that Everton left Manchester with a point. Obviously that will give the American number 1 great confidence in a season that has seen him make a few mistakes. He goes to Stamford Bridge in confident mood and with him he has Lukaku, Barkley , Deulofeu who are all going to fancy their chances agaisnt a mistake ridden Chelsea back line. While I think the overs is definitely a good shout here I'm going to go agaisnt the general grain here and take Everton to win the game outright.
I think Everton are coming into really good form at the right time of the season but also looking at this match up, Everton are strong on the wings where Chelsea have had major struggles all season. Barkley and Deulofeu have been in excellent form as well and dropping in front of Chelsea's backline could cause major problems for Chelsea. Ivanovic has been a liability along with John Terry and they will face Baines, Mirallas and Luakaku. For me the price here on Everton is just far too good to pass up.