Chelsea vs Everton will face off in the Round of 16 of the Carabao Cup, with the match taking place at Stamford Bridge…
Chelsea currently sits in 4th place of the Premier League, with 16 points gained, therefore having a suboptimal start of the season.
A differentiating factor from last season’s team is how easily they concede goals this season.
We all know that the Londoners have a lot of attacking arguments, which combined with this more permeable Chelsea version, makes their matches very exciting, with unexpected results and a lot of goals.
So much that on the last 10 matches they played, 8 of them had at least 3 goals.
For this match Antonio Conte has already said he will rotate some players, with the Belgian Batshuayi being expected to start (amongst others) and he has been scoring every time he is given a chance. On the previous round, the Blues have beaten Nottingham at home 5-1.
Everton is having one of the worst starts of the season in the history of the club, sitting in 18th place in the Premier League, with only 8 points.
The poor results have led to the departure of their manager Ronald Koeman and the arrival of David Unsworth for his replacement, a coach who already took over this role when Martínez had left the Toffees.
With evidence of results given, especially on the youth teams, their new manager has already said he won’t be making many changes to the players that were being used, but more on their positioning in the field.
One of the complaints that were made to their former Dutch manager had to do with Sigurdsson’s positioning on the field, with the player being very limited with defensive tasks.
The Icelandic will play with the role of Nº10 under the command of this new manager and Everton’s football should improve with that. On the previous round, the team from Liverpool has beaten Sunderland 3-0.
Chelsea vs Everton – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Chelsea, with several changes on their starting line-up, will meet a fresh-faced Everton, although the new manager didn’t have much time to put all his ideas into practice, so the market that has more value for me in this match is the goals market.
This current Chelsea team risks conceding goals more than any other team, and Everton’s defensive form won’t change overnight (they’ve conceded 5 goals against Arsenal on their last match), which means I expect to witness a match with several goals, probably for both sides.
|Over 2.5 goals||