Chelsea could move within one point of 3rd place Tottenham Hotspur when they play Everton in the Premier League match at Goodison Park, in Liverpool, England on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Premier League
Teams: Everton and Chelsea
Kick Off: Sunday 17 March
Match Timing: 10:00 PM (IST)
Where the game is played? Goodison Park (39,572)
TV Info: Star Network has the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in India. While the premier members can also catch the action on Hotstar App.
Everton flexed their muscles in the summer transfer window, bringing in a plethora of new players to boost the squad. On top of that, they also managed to bring in their top managerial target Marco Silva.
Considering the amount they spent on new players, the least that was expected of them was to challenge the top-six, if not breaking into the Champions League places. However, it has been everything but.
The Toffees are stuttering, floundering to get rid of the obscurity of being a midtable team. And it’s no exaggeration. They may be one of the biggest teams in England, and possess a history bigger than some of the current giants of English football, the fact is they are on downhill South, reeling at 11th as things stand in the Premier League.
In a nutshell, Marco Silva is under tremendous pressure. Nobody can expect when the could get the chop, it could be an instant decision if Everton fail to beat Chelsea in their next match.
The pressure grew even more after his team threw away a two-goal advantage against Rafael Benitez’s Newcastle United. With that loss, the gap between them and 7th placed Wolves extended to 7 points.
While Maurizio Sarri has suffered his own share of pressure this season. None grave than after the 6-0 maulings at the hands of Manchester City. However, the Blues are just about hitting the form at the right time.
Sarri’s men made the easy meal of Dynamo Kyiv in the Europa League, beating them 8-0 over the two-leg tie in the Europa League round-of-16 match. This tournament could be a job-saving opportunity for Sarri, as the winner will get an automatic qualification to the Champions League next season.
As far as the Premier League is concerned, Chelsea did draw 1-1 at Stamford Bridge in the last match. But the top-4 is still in their own hands. With 57 points, they are 6th on the table. A win in this game will take them level on points with Arsenal.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Everton – L L L W D L
Chelsea – L W W W D W
CHE vs EVE Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Everton vs Chelsea Team News:
Injured – Right-back Leighton Baines remains a long-term absentee.
Suspended – Centre-back Kurt Zouma is ineligible to face his parent club Chelsea in this match.
Questionable – Seamus Coleman pulled out of the matchday squad last weekend due to an illness, but he is expected to be fine for this match. Phil Jagielka remains doubtful.
Note: If club captain Seamus Coleman is deemed fit enough to start, Jonjoe Kenny is expected to drop down to the bench.
Also, Andre Gomes and Morgan Schneiderlin are fighting for a holding-midfield berth alongside Idrissa Gueye.
Key Players – Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Walcott
Injured – Chelsea have a relatively mild injury list these days. No player has been listed as out as of yet.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – On-loan Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain missed the trip to Ukraine due to fever, and he is a doubt for this match.
Note: Olivier Giroud could be given a start after he recorded a hattrick against Kyiv in the Europa League.
Key Players – Hazard, Kante, Willian, Pedro
CHE vs EVE Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Everton– Pickford (GK), Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne; Gueye, Gomes; Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard; Calvert-Lewin
Chelsea– Kepa (GK), Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard
CHE vs EVE Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Chelsea have a good record against Everton in recent matches, not losing to them in the last six games, including the last two visits to Goodison Park.
We back the away side to win the match.
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