Sunday Premier League Cup Preview and Odds – Chelsea vs Everton

August 27, 2017 13:30pm

Stamford Bridge

Recent form (All competitions)

Chelsea: WLLLL

Everton: DDWWD

Chelsea will be looking for their first home win of the season when they welcome unbeaten Everton to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

After a stuttering start to their season which began with defeat to Arsenal in the Community Shield and a home loss to Burnley in the league, Chelsea finally got their season up and running with an impressive 2-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

The Blues have won 17 of their last 20 home games and will be keen to improve that record here to keep themselves in touch with the pace-setters. However, the potential absence of Eden Hazard through injury could work against them as they have failed to win any of the last eight home games that he has missed.

Meanwhile, Everton’s recent record against the top six is atrocious, with just one win in their last 40 games, and they last won a league match at Stamford Bridge way back in 1994. However, they have given their squad a makeover this summer and will be hoping their new recruits can change their fortunes.

The biggest worry for the Toffees will be the lack of a direct replacement for former striker Romelu Lukaku. So far Wayne Rooney has provided both of their league goals but they will not be able to rely on the former Manchester United man throughout the entire campaign.

Ronald Koeman will have to make do without the services of Klaasen, Barkley, McCarthy, Funes Mori, Coleman and Bolasie for the trip south. And having also played a European tie in Croatia on Thursday night, the Merseyside team might also be feeling a little jet lagged, so it is hard to make a case for them winning here.


Everton are poor against the top six teams and that has been an ongoing theme for the last few seasons. They also have a terrible record at Stamford Bridge and will be jaded from their trip to Croatia. Meanwhile, Chelsea will have been boosted by their Wembley win and should prevail again here. They stuck five past the Toffees in this fixture last year and have already netted four times this season.

You can back Chelsea/Over 2.5 Goals at 5/4 with Betfair.

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