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Date:10 December 2023
Kick-Off: 16:30 UK, 17:30 CET
Venue: Goodison Park
Everton vs Chelsea: Top free betting tips
Everton take on Chelsea at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon with the Toffees full of confidence after their impressive 3-0 win against Newcastle on Thursday night. On the back of that, our Everton vs Chelsea prediction is for another testing afternoon for Chelsea and another positive result for Sean Dyche's side.
Match result prediction: Draw
Everton have been excellent recently and if it wasn't for their ten-point deduction then they would be comfortably inside the top half of the Premier League table with one eye on Europe. The Toffess have won five of their last seven matches in all competitions and were relatively unlucky in the one game they lost in that period. Chelsea, meanwhile, continue to stutter and were poor at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 goals
Despite Sean Dyche having a reputation for being a “boring” football manager, Everton have been involved in some high-scoring matches lately. They've scored three goals three times in their last six matches and their xg is one of the highest in the league. Chelsea are always a knocking bet for goals, too, with their last five league matches all seeing more than two goals.
Correct score prediction: Everton 2-2 Chelsea
Chelsea always seem to be involved in end-to-end matches while Everton have shown in recent weeks that they are more than comfortable in these types of fixtures. The last time the two sides played each other, the match finished 2-2 and we anticipate a similar result here between two teams who will throw caution at the wind to get the three points.
Everton vs Chelsea team news
Everton predicted line-up vs Chelsea
James Garner missed the win over Newcastle with an illness and remains a doubt for this fixture. Dyche recalled Seamus Coleman in Garner's place but after a seven-month layoff, he is unlikely to play twice in four days so Nathan Patterson should start at right-back if Garner is too ill to play. The rest of the teams should pick itself after such a performance midweek, especially with Onana, Gomes and Dele all injured.
Pickford – Garner, Tarkowski, Keane, Mykolenko; Young, Gueye, Doucoure, McNeil – Harrison, Calvert-Lewin
Chelsea predicted lineup vs Everton
Chelsea missed the energy of Conor Gallagher at Old Trafford on Wednesday night but the England midfielder will return to the lineup against Everton after serving his suspension. There is also a chance that Romeo Lavia and Christopher Nkunku are involved in some capacity with the pair back in full training. Marc Cucurella will likely sit this one out after being given the run around by Alejandro Garnacho at Old Trafford.
Sanchez – James, Silva, Disasi, Colwill – Caicedo, Fernandez, Gallagher – Sterling, Jackson, Palmer
Everton vs Chelsea: What the fans think
Toffees on cloud nine
The PL didn’t dock us 10 points to relegate us.
They docked us 10 points to keep us out of the Champions League.
— Royal Blue Mersey (@RBMersey) December 7, 2023
Chelsea fans dreading the trip to Goodison
They’ve already predicted the scoreline pic.twitter.com/vIdtT9YlNl
— Mod (@CFCMod_) December 7, 2023
How far will Chelsea fans travel to Goodison Park?
Chelsea fans will have a long trip from West London to Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, just four days after making a similar trip up north to see their side lose to Man Utd. In total, the distance from Chelsea to Stamford Bridge is 220 miles with the journey taking around four hours via coach or car. Alternatively, some Chelsea fans will get the train from London Euston to Liverpool Lime Street and then another train to Goodison from there.
Everton vs Chelsea: Tickets
Everton have sold out Goodison Park for the match against Chelsea meaning there are no standard Everton tickets remaining for this fixture. All tickets went to season ticket holders and eligible members with only hospitality tickets remaining. These are more expensive than standard tickets and can be purchased via the official Everton website. Chelsea have sold out their allocation, meaning there will be more than 3,000 Chelsea fans in Liverpool on Sunday.
FAQs: Everton vs Chelsea
Who is the referee? Michael Oliver is the referee for Everton vs Chelsea
Who are the two managers? Sean Dyche is the Everton manager and Mauricio Pochettino is the Chelsea boss.
Where is the match being played? Everton vs Chelsea is being played at Stamford Bridge
What was the score the last time they played each other? The last Everton vs Chelsea match finished 2-2.