- Everton FC – 4.00
Match and Goals
- Everton Fc And Under 2.5 – 7.50
- Draw And Over 2.5 – 11.00
Half Time/ Full Time:
- Everton Fc / Draw – 13.00
Everton hosts Chelsea at lunch time on Saturday 12th September at the Goodison Park in what will prove to be a very interesting matchup between the two sides.
Chelsea will be looking to recover the form that made them a nightmare for English teams last season and ultimately won them the league. This season has been somewhat strange for Chelsea by their usual lofty standards as they languish in 13th place on the table after a disappointing 4 points from their first 4 games.
Everton lie 9th on the table after also having a mixed set of results that has seen them pick up 5 points from a possible 12 points after 4 games.
There are some key factors that could potentially determine the outcome of this fixture;
1. Chelsea’s Stuttering Form: Chelsea has been woeful to say the least; key players like Cesc Fabregas have looked out of sorts. This has widely contributed to Chelsea’s difficulty in breaking down sides over the last few games. If Chelsea continues to play the way they have been playing, then a win for Everton will be the likeliest result.
2. Head to Head: Everton has found it really difficult to defeat Chelsea of late, even at home. Last season, Chelsea defeated Everton 3-6 at Goodison Park and the head to head over the last 6 games which reads:
2014/2015 11th Feb: Chelsea 1 – 0 Everton
2014/2015 30th Aug: Everton 3 – 6 Chelsea
2013/2014 22nd Feb: Everton 0 – 1 Chelsea
2013/2014 14th Sep: Chelsea 0 – 1 Everton
2012/2013 19th May: Everton 1 – 2 Chelsea
2012/2013 30th Dec: Everton 2 – 1 Chelsea
Chelsea might have the edge psychologically, which sometimes might be a very important factor.
3. Extra Motivation: Chelsea will come into the game like wounded lions, and will play as such, knowing that Manager Jose Mourinho will not accept anything less than a victory. They will have a point to prove, and we all know how dangerous Chelsea can be when they are at their brilliant best. So Everton’s goal post will have to be heavily guarded.
Let’s take a look at the possible line ups for the clash at Goodison Park based on events of the week.
Chelsea will be without Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois for at least 13 games after he injured his knee in training, while Everton on the other hand will be without Bryan Oviedo who is also injured.
Everton possible starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Galloway, Barry, MCCarthy, Mirallas, Barkley, Lennon, Lukaku.
Chelsea possible starting XI: Begovic, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Pedro, Willian, Hazard, Costa.