AnalysisChelsea vs Everton
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Seeking to continue their recent revival with a fourth win, Chelsea will play host to Everton. The Blues ran out 3-1 winners vs Leicester last weekend. On the other hand, Sean Dyche’s team had Brentford to the sword 1-0.

Team News


  • Hearts were in mouths when Wesley Fofafa appeared to pick up an injury against Leicester. However, when the match ended, the centre-back was seen revelling in celebrations. Seemingly, he has avoided a serious problem.
  • Armando Broja, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and Thiago Silva remain confined to treatment. But there’s hop over all Aubemeyang, Edouard Mendy, Reece James and N’Golo Kante. In this regard, Kante could make a matchday squad for the first time since August.
  • Joao Felix will retain his spot in the starting XI despite being taken off at half time in a tactical alteration at King Power.


  • Dyche has no fresh concerns to report from the success over Brentford. Instead, he has played down the chances of Dominic Calvert-Lewin returing before the international break.
  • Nathan Patterson is close to recovering from a knee setback. Meanwhile, Andros Townsend remains on the sidelines.
  • An identical starting lineup would see Ben Godfrey continue to keep Vitaly Mykolenko at bay on the left. As such, Conor Coady will be waiting in the wings should Dyche opt for a defence-heavy setup.

Possible Lineup

Chelsea: Kepa, Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella, James, Kovacic, Fernandez, Chilwell, Mudryk, Havertz, Felix.

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Tarkowski, Keane, Godfrey, Iwobi, Onana, Gueye, Doucoure, McNeil, Gray.

Prediction Analysis

A spate of 1-0 wins at Goodison has done little to remedy Everton’s dismal record on the road. As a result, Dyche’s side could be plunged back into the relegation places by close of play this season.

With Potter’s abundance of talent, the reinvigorated Chelsea can potentially leave the anonymity of 10th place behind with a straightforward success in the capital.

Our prediction is Chelsea 1-0 Everton