Chelsea vs Everton Predictions and Betting: Today, Everton is set to face a mighty challenge in Chelsea in their backyard. Everton had a good season initially but their season got derailed later on which is in complete contrast to that of Chelsea who are looking hot favorites to take the title at the end of the season.
Even though Chelsea has a sizeable advantage going into the game, Everton would like to cash in on the home advantage on Saturday.
As of now both the teams have played 11 games each in this seasons English Premier League. Chelsea at present are at 3rd position in points table while Everton are at 9th position.
The predictions and Betting platfroms have Chelsea as their favorites for this game.
Chelsea vs Everton Predictions and Betting : Offensive and defensive stats
The Chelsea will probably field a 4-3-3 combination in this clash whereas their rivals would go in with a 3-4-3 formation to counter them.
The Everton attack would probably be led by James Rodriguez who has been the prime striker of the side. Rodriguez has scored 4 goals and involved in 3 assists in 12 outings so far. He has been a trump card for the side who has 83.5% pass rate along with 2.2 shots on target and 2.5 key passes per game so far.
He will be accompanied by Calvert-Lewin who has been the top scorer this premier league and has scored 14 goals in 16 games and has 73% pass success. Apart from this, he also enjoys 2.9 shots per target and 0.5 dribbles per game so far.
This duo will be accompanied by Richarlison who is yet to make a significant impact but will have to up his game on Saturday. He has 4 goals and 3 assists in 10 outings.
The Chelsea have looked strong and sorted after some important wins under their belt. Tammy Abraham was rightfully benched in place of Olivier Giroud who is in imperious touch with 12 goals in 20 appearances. In addition to 72.1% pass-accuracy he has 1.7 shots per game, 0.3 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game so far.
Hakim Ziyech has been a prime candidate in the forward who creates chances by giving key passes. He has 5 goals and 3 assists in 18 games along with 78.6% pass accuracy and 1.3 shots on target.
Timo Werner who was criticized for not scoring initially, has finally arrived to the party with match-winning performances for the side. There is no doubt in his finishing ability or in creating chances, but the German has shown what he is made of in the last few matches. He has 14 goals and 5 assists in 26 games with 79.8% success in passes in addition to 2.3 shots on target and 0.9 key passes per game so far.
Chelsea are ahead.
For Chelsea, Kai Havert who just returned after being infected by Coronavirus may not be part of Playing XI for this game.
N Golo Kante, the Chelsea mid field start who is rated 7.8 in this EPL season will be the one who will have the control of midfield.
He will be assisted by experienced Mason Mount who has around 87% passing accuracy and Mateo Kovacic who has 92% passing accuracy and 55.0 touches in this EPL season.
For Everton, Allan, Abdoulaya Doucoure and Gomes will be assisting the strikers.
Chelsea are ahead.
The Everton defense has the services of Nkounkou, Mina, Keane and Fabian Delph. Yerry Mina who plays as the center back is a regular in the side with 89.9% pass success along with a brace against Brighton in October. The defensive numbers look astounding with 1.1 tackles, 1.7 interceptions and 4 clears per game so far.
Michael Keane is also a versatile player who has 89.5% pass completion rate along with 1.5 interceptions and 3.8 clears per game. Surprisingly, he has also scored four times in the last 14 games that gives enough for Everton to play with.
Fabian Delph’s strengths include passing and dribbling. He has 90.1% pass accuracy, 1.4 clears and 0.6 tackles per game so far.
For Chelsea, the combo of Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell will have to secure the defense to hold a clean sheet. Kurt Zouma has been exceptional in passing, aerial duels and ball interceptions. He has 0.3 tackles, 4.6 clears, 3.2 aerials and 90.6% success in completing passes.
Thiago Silva will be the experienced hand in the backline. In the 7 premier league games he has been part of, he managed 1.2 interceptions, 3.5 clears and 0.7 blocks per game along with 93.1% pass completion rate.
Ben Chilwell is an important signing for the team who has shown his versatility with his invaluable contribution. He has 3 goals and 2 assists in 15 games along with 80.5% pass success and 1.2 interceptions per game so far.
Chelsea are ahead.
Chelsea vs Everton Predicted Line Up
Chelsea vs Everton Predicted Lineup for Chelsea as per Football Talk : Giroud, Werner, Pulisic, Mount, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell, Zouma, Silva, James, Mendy (GK)
Chelsea vs Everton Predicted Lineup for Everton as per SBNation: Richarlisn, Clavert-Lewin, Bernard, Allan, Doucoure, Davies, Godfrey, Holgate, Keane, Iwobi, Pickford (GK)
Everton vs Chelsea predictions and betting : Recent form
Everton did get off to a great start to this season with consecutive wins against quality teams that ensured them a top spot in the table. They shocked Spurs in the opener and secured easy victories against West Brom, Crystal Palace and Brighton.
After the brief break due to international fixtures, they put up a mighty challenge against the defending champions Liverpool which ended in a 2-2 draw. They lost the next three games against Southampton, New castle and Manchester United but managed to secure a victory against Fulham.
They then faced an unexpected defeat against Leeds United but managed to draw against Burnley putting them at 9th spot with 5 wins and 4 losses.
Chelsea didn’t look like champion materials at the start of this season with a couple of scrappy performances but are looking quite dangerous after dominating performances in the recent past.
They began their season with a comfortable win against Brighton but lost the second match against the defending champions Liverpool which is still their only defeat of the season.
They have managed draws against the likes of West Brom, Southampton, Manchester United and Spur. On the flip side, they have registered wins against Burnley, Sheffield United, Newcastle and most recently against Leeds United that put them in 3rd spot in the points table.
Everton vs Chelsea Predictions and Betting analysis: Head-to-head
Matches: 53 : Chelsea: 27 Everton: 9 Draw: 17
Last 5 meetings: Chelsea – 1, Everton – 2, Draw – 2.
Recent Meeting: Chelsea defeated Everton with a 4-0 margin in a Premier League fixture.
Everton vs Chelsea predictions and betting analysis:
The match between Everton and Chelsea is scheduled to be held in the Goodison Park on 12th December at 8pm local time.
Even though Chelsea is the hot favorite here, the hosts have every opportunity to pull off a surprising victory according to the betting platforms and prediction experts.
FCTables known for giving out accurate predictions have given 54% chance to Chelsea whereas Everton are tipped to win with just 21% chance next weekend. According to Sofascore, Chelsea are given favorable odds of 1.75 in contrast to that of the home who have large odds stacked against them.
FiveThirtyEight have also gone on to predict Chelsea as the front runners in this interesting clash with a 57% chance whereas the underdogs have been given an outside chance of 21% to emerge victorious.