Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)
Referee: Michael Oliver
Rafael Benitez returns to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will play host to Everton in the 17th round of the EFL. Will the Toffees be able to prove themselves in London?Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
After losing away to West Ham United (2:3), Chelsea managed to play two games. First, Thomas Tuchel's team played an away game against Zenit in the Champions League group stage with a score of 3:3. Next, the Aristocrats hosted Leeds United in the EFL. For the second game in a row, Chelsea came close to losing points, but Jorginho's penalty kick brought them a 3:2 win in injury time. After 16 meetings, Chelsea have 36 points, occupying third place in the English league table.
After a home win over Arsenal (2:1), Everton went to Crystal Palace, where Rafa Benitez's team failed to produce reliable defensive performance. The Toffees suffered a miserable day at Selhurst Park as they were defeated with a score of 1:3. With 18 points, Everton are only 14th in the Premier League table.
Expert Betting Tips
Everton have been unstable this season. In their 16 Premier League games, Rafa Benitez's team have suffered eight defeats: only Aston Villa (9), Watford and Norwich City (11) have more. Chelsea are rightly regarded as the clear favourite. However, in recent matches, the Aristocrats have not performed reliably in defence. For example, the club conceded three goals from West Ham and Zenit, as well as two goals from Leeds United in the previous weekend.
Given the above statistics, we can expect a productive game at Stamford Bridge. We believe that Everton can create some problems for Chelsea and will score at least one goal. The game in London will be quite exciting and dynamic.