Everton vs ChelseaEnglish Premier League, KO: 14:00 Dec 10, 2023, Goodison Park
Everton will be aiming to maintain their recent good form as they welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park for a Premier League fixture on Sunday. The Toffees are playing with confidence at the moment and should have the upper hand over Chelsea, who are still struggling to find their best form.
Everton are fully in survival mode in recent weeks and have already mitigated the effects of their 10-point deduction. They have now climbed out of the relegation zone following a run of three wins in their last four Premier League matches.
The Toffees were in particularly impressive form last time out in the Premier League as they picked up a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United. Following a scoreless first half, they burst into life late in the encounter with goals from Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Beto giving them the win.
That result extends a decent home record for Everton, who have lost just once in their last five matches at Goodison Park across all competitions. Sean Dyche’s men have been victorious three times in that run, keeping clean sheets in all three wins.
Chelsea’s troubled season continued last time out as they were beaten 2-1 at Manchester United in their previous Premier League fixture. They fell behind early in the contest but struck back through Cole Palmer just on the stroke of halftime before going on to concede the winner midway through the second half.
The result means Chelsea have now picked up just one win from their last four Premier League matches as they seem unable to build any kind of momentum. They remain 10th on the table and a pointer to how poor Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been this season is that they would have been below Everton on the table but for the Toffees 10-point deduction.
Chelsea have also found things difficult on their recent travels, suffering defeats in their last two away matches. The Blues were beaten 4-1 at Newcastle prior to their defeat at Old Trafford in midweek.
How the bookies view it
Despite all their struggles, Chelsea still have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 13/10 by 10bet to claim the win. A victory for Everton is valued at 21/10 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 27/10 by William Hill.
Head to head
Chelsea have a 68-56 advantage with 54 draws from 178 previous matches against Everton. Both teams played out a 2-2 draw in a Premier League fixture back in March, although the Toffees have won four of the last five meetings at Goodison Park.
Players to watch
Abdoulaye Doucoure’s goals have been vital for Everton and the midfielder has found the net five times this season. He was also on target last time out against Newcastle and could be worth keeping an eye on to score anytime at 24/5 with Unibet.
Jarrad Branthwaite and James Tarkowski were in the heart of the defence as Everton shut out a solid Newcastle United attack last time out. Given Chelsea’s problems up front, both men will be targeting a third straight Premier League clean sheet at 13/4 with Coral.
Anything else catch the eye?
Everton have won to nil in three of their last four home matches against Chelsea and could be set for a similar outcome at 5/1 with BetVictor. They have also opened the scoring in six of their last seven matches across all competitions and could be backed to grab the first goal on Sunday at 6/5 with bet365.
The toffees came to life late on in the win over Newcastle United, so the second half could be tipped to produce the most goals on Sunday at 11/10 with Paddy Power.
This English Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea will be played on Dec 10, 2023 and kick off at 14:00. Check below for our tipsters best Everton vs Chelsea prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.