Kick-off: 1730, 18/03/2023
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: Sky Sports
Chelsea seem to be steadily getting their mojo back and should prove too strong for Everton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.
The Toffees have also improved of late since the arrival of Sean Dyche but their overall away form is still a major concern.
We’re snapping up 21/20 for a home win to nil as our first Chelsea vs Everton prediction.
Blues back on track
Chelsea remain stuck in mid-table but the signs have been much more encouraging this month.
The Blues ended a six-match winless run when beating Leeds 1-0 here and then secured a memorable 2-0 Champions League triumph over Borussia Dortmund.
A 3-1 victory at Leicester maintained the momentum, with Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic doing the damage.
That was the first time Chelsea had scored three goals in a Premier League game since October and Kovacic feels they have finally got to grips with the season.
He told the club’s official website: “We knew we needed to step up and, like Chelsea, we always do.
“We know we still have a lot of work to do because we are not in a good position for this club, but it’s a lot more positive to know that we are now winning points and performing a lot better.
“We stood up to the physical challenge from Leicester and I think over the past week, we’ve shown a lot of character to record three important wins.
“The challenge now is to make sure we put in performances like this on a consistent basis and continue to move up the table.”
Havertz is one of those looking more comfortable after scoring in back-to-back games and Chelsea vs Everton odds.
Last Chelsea line-up: Kepa, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Fofana, Fernandez, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Chilwell, Felix, Mudryk, Havertz.
Toffees must cure travel sickness
Everton are still involved in a relegation scrap but made it three wins out of four home games under Dyche when beating Brentford 1-0.
Dwight McNeil grabbed his first goal since October after just 35 seconds and a resolute defensive rearguard helped the Toffees to hold on to that lead.
McNeil knows all about Dyche from their time together at Burnley and that familiarity has allowed the winger to regain his best form.
“I appreciate it a lot that I’m just getting trusted and playing,” said the 23-year-old.
“When he came in, he knew I wasn’t playing but he knew what type of player I am and the person I am off the pitch as well, which was massive.
“We just had a conversation about how to get me back playing to how I used to be playing.”
That ended a 12-match unbeaten run in this competition for Brentford, while Everton also took out leaders Arsenal and Leeds last month.
However, the Toffees have gone nine top-flight away fixtures without success and failed to score in seven of those matches.
Let’s finish off our Chelsea vs Everton betting tips by taking 21/4 for the hosts to prevail 2-0.
Last Everton line-up: Pickford, Tarkowski, Keane, Godfrey, Coleman, McNeil, Onana, Doucoure, Iwobi, Gueye, Gray.
|69'||Abdoulaye Doucouré |
(Assist: James Tarkowski)
|89'||Ellis Simms |
(Assist: Abdoulaye Doucouré)
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