Chelsea vs. Everton - 3/8/20 English Premier League Soccer, Preview, Pick, and Prediction

Chelsea vs. Everton - 3/8/20 English Premier League Soccer, Preview, Pick, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

3/8/20 10:00 AM ET

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Chelsea (WDLWL) and Everton (DLWWD) will meet on Sunday, March 8th for an English Premier League match at Stamford Bridge. The match is scheduled for a 10:00 AM ET start time. 

Chelsea is coming off a 2-0 victory over Liverpool in the English FA Cup competition on March 3rd. It has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Chelsea, who has won and lost two matches and added a draw in their last five contests overall. In the win over Liverpool, Willian scored in the 13th minute to give Chelsea the lead. Ross Barkley added a goal in the 64th minute to secure the victory for Chelsea. Chelsea had 42% of the possession in the match, along with 17 shots, seven of which being on target. 

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Everton drew to Manchester United, 1-1, in their last match in English Premier League play on March 1st. Everton has won two of their last five matches overall. In the draw to Manchester United, Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored in the 3rd minute to give Everton a 1-0 lead. The match was tied up in the 31st minute with a goal by Bruno Fernandes. That score stood for the rest of the match, and the teams drew. Everton had 44% possession in the match, while they added 16 shots (five on target). A VAR call against Everton took what looked like the go-ahead goal late in the match. VAR has had a big part of this English Premier League season, with some complaining that it has taken away too much from the game. 

In the last match that these two teams played against each other, Everton was victorious 3-1 at home. That match was played on December 7th, 2019, for English Premier League play. Everton won the previous match against Chelsea as well, 2-0 at home. Chelsea is currently 4th in the English Premier League table, while Everton is currently in the 11th spot. 

I like Chelsea in this spot at home. I think they will benefit from a big morale-boosting win over Liverpool in the English FA Cup. Chelsea is tough in front of its home supporters and with the way they get out to hot starts at home, I like them to start early and often. 

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