Insight and Analysis:Chelsea vs Everton Premier League 2021 Match Prediction
Chelsea vs Everton Premier League 2021 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspension, Match Facts, Team News, Prediction and Where to Watch.
Chelsea left it late against Leeds United last time out, but eventually won 3-2 for the second consecutive Premier League (PL) match, keeping them within two points of league leaders Manchester City.
These two games, as well as a recent 3-3 tie with Zenit St. Petersburg, have exposed a recent defensive vulnerability, and the ‘Blues’ must now avoid surrendering two or more goals in four consecutive competitive games for the first time since September 2016.
Given that they receive a poor Everton side that rarely puts up a good fight at Stamford Bridge, the European champions should be confident of avoiding that unwelcome accomplishment.
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League home games against the Merseysiders, and a win or draw tonight would equal their longest unbeaten home run against any opponent in league history.
Fans are becoming increasingly upset with controversial manager Rafael Bentez, causing unrest throughout Goodison Park.
For the ‘Toffees,’ the Spanish coach has supervised a dreadful run of only one win in ten Premier League matches – no side has won less points during that time (five).
The visitors, on the other hand, can take comfort in the fact that they are unbeaten in their previous five Premier League games played on a Thursday (W2, D3).
However, it’s difficult to overlook not only their present form and dismal head-to-head record, but also the fact that they’ve failed to score in each of their last five Premier League visits to Chelsea.
Everton has also failed to accomplish so in two of their last three Premier League away games.West Ham vs Chelsea Premier League 2021 Match Prediction
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Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, who has been used as a substitute recently, holds the record for most Premier League goals scored by Everton (68), but will be looking to score against them for the second time since leaving in 2017. Everton’s leading Premier League scorer, Demarai Gray, has five goals this season, three of which came in the 15 minutes before halftime.
Oliver M. is the referee for this match (Eng)
Stamford Bridge (London) is the location for this event.
Despite the fact that Bentez served as Chelsea’s interim manager in 2012/13, no manager has ever beaten the Londoners at Stamford Bridge (D6, L13).
Mateo Kovacic is still out after testing positive for COVID-19, while Ben Chilwell is still out.
In a boost for Chelsea, N’Golo Kante and Trevoh Chalobah will both start on the bench in midweek.
Thomas Tuchel is set to make alterations to his starting lineup, with Romelu Lukaku, Andreas Christensen, Hakim Ziyech, and Callum Hudson-Odoi all being considered.
In the run-up to this match, Chelsea received three positive COVID-19 cases, but they haven’t been made public.
Richarlison has had a diagnostic for a calf injury he suffered in last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace and will miss the match.
After receiving a scan for a possible broken bone in his foot, Andros Townsend went missing as well. Seamus Coleman has bruising on his bones as well as soft tissue injury.
Allan missed the Palace defeat due to an adductor problem and is unlikely to be fit in time to face Chelsea.
Injury has kept Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, and Yerry Mina out, while Lucas Digne is sick and will miss out. Rafa Benitez’s difficulties aren’t going away any time soon.
Chelsea has won all 28 of their home games against Everton in all competitions.
In their last four away matches, Everton has lost at halftime and at full time (Premier League).
Everton have lost four of their last five road games (Premier League).
In all competitions, Chelsea has maintained a clean sheet in 5 of their previous 6 home matches against Everton.
In 5 of their last 6 home encounters against Everton in all competitions, Chelsea has won both halftime and fulltime.
In all competitions, Chelsea has scored at least two goals in six of their last seven home encounters against Everton.
In Chelsea’s last three games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
In Everton’s last three games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Chelsea has won nine of their last ten games (Premier League).
Chelsea has scored at least two goals in each of their last three games (Premier League).
Chelsea had only won one of their previous four games prior to their 3-2 triumph over Leeds, and the win will have given the Blues a boost, especially with Manchester City and Liverpool both winning at the weekend.
They have a fantastic home record against Everton, going undefeated in their last 11 encounters at Stamford Bridge.
Everton’s 2-1 win against Arsenal last week was their lone win in ten league games, and their 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Sunday was their seventh defeat in nine.
In August, they won their only away game of the season at Brighton.
On Thursday evening, Chelsea should continue to inflict further pain on this beleaguered Everton side.
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