EVE vs CHE Dream11: Chelsea travels up north to take on Everton at the Goodison Park in the Premier League. After a very promising start, Everton has really simmered down with just 1 win in 7 games, including 3 straight losses to Southampton, Newcastle and Manchester United. They then beat Fulham 3-2 and lost 1-0 to Leeds United despite dominating large parts of the game. They also registered a 1-1 draw to Burnley after conceding a 3rd-minute opener which, retrospectively, they should have won. In stark contrast, Chelsea started the season slowly but have then gone on an unbeaten run of 17 games which is very impressive. They have also won 8 of their last 10 games across all competitions. They have also finished top of their group in the Champions League and could not go into this game with better form. Chelsea will look to keep pace with Tottenham and Liverpool in the league table and they can potentially go top of the table this game week.
Everton vs Chelsea, Premier League
13th December, 1:30 am (IST)
Goodison Park, Liverpool
Everton – LLWLD
Chelsea – WDWWD
Head-to-head (last five meetings): Over the last 5 fixtures, Chelsea have won once with Everton grabbing 2 wins and 2 draws being played out.
Last meeting: Chelsea 4-0 Everton (Premier League, 8th March 2020)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney + Hotstar
EVE vs CHE Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Everton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Everton has a full-back crisis with Fabian Delph, Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman all out on the sidelines. Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Robin Olsen are also unavailable for selection.
Doubtful: Carlo Ancelotti has no injured players for this game.
Expected changes: Everton might have to make some wholesale changes to get back to their best which might include a formation change given their injuries. Jordan Pickford should start in goal behind Mason Holgate and Ben Godfrey in the full-back positions with Yerry Mina and Michael Keane being the defensive pairing. New signings Allan and Abdoulaye Doucoure will start in defensive and central midfield with Andre Gomes. The front three of Richarlison, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and James Rodriguez will continue to spearhead the attack despite Alex Iwobi eyeing a starting spot.
Everton Starting XI (probable):
Jordan Pickford (GK)
B) Chelsea Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Chelsea has two confirmed absentees with Callum Hudson-Odoi and Hakim Ziyech both out injured.
Doubtful: Frank Lampard has an almost fully-fit squad for the EVE vs CHE Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Chelsea played a well-rotated squad for their dead-rubber game against Krasnodar so their first-team players should be well-rested for this fixture. Edouard Mendy will return in between the sticks with a back four of Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma and Ben Chilwell who were all rested in midweek. Mateo Kovacic should retain his place in the starting 11 alongside N’Golo Kante and Mason Mount in midfield. Olivier Giroud has been very impressive and should keep his place alongside Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic up-front.
Chelsea Starting XI (probable):
Edouard Mendy (GK)
EVE vs CHE Today Match Prediction:
Given the form of these two sides, Chelsea is undoubtedly the favourites for this game. Chelsea has the opportunity to go atop the table before Spurs and Liverpool kick-off mounting pressure on them. Everton’s poor form has been concerning and have conceded 18 goals in 11 games with 11 goals in their last 6 games. Paddy Power and Bet Victor are offering odds of 1.73 on a Chelsea win and odds of 4.20 and 4.60 on an Everton win. Carlo Ancelotti is a very experienced manager and will look to turn around the Toffees’ fortunes in the EVE vs CHE Today Match Prediction.
EVE vs CHE Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Dominic Calvert-Lewin – With 11 goals in 11 starts, Calvert-Lewin has been excellent this season. He averages a goal every 88 minutes and will be a constant threat to the Chelsea defence. His aerial presence has been very threatening to defences having scored 4 headers so far.
Richarlison – Richarlison has been a key player for Everton since he signed for them from Watford. He has a goal and 3 assists so far with 13 goal-scoring chances and has completed 23 successful dribbles. He also bagged an assist in their last game against Burnley.
James Rodriguez – With 3 goals and 3 assists this season, James Rodriguez’s left foot has proven lethal multiple times with this pinpoint crosses of which he has completed 11 of, successfully. He has also created 28 goal-scoring chances and a pass accuracy of 83%. James has 19 successful dribbles too.
Timo Werner – With 7 goals and 4 assists, Werner has been great for Chelsea, especially in a creative role. He has created 13 goal-scoring chances and completed 15 successful dribbles with a pass accuracy of 80%.
Olivier Giroud – Olivier Giroud has been in fine form with 5 goals in his last 2 starts for the club including 4 goals against Sevilla and the equalising goal against Leeds United. The Frenchman will be hovering around the Everton box and will look to ask questions of the likes of Keane and Mina.
Mason Mount – Often criticized for his output in terms of goals and assists, Mount has created 24 goal-scoring chances with a pass accuracy of 87% and 13 successful dribbles. He has also whipped in 13 accurate crosses which Giroud will love to feed off of.
Differential Picks –
Andre Gomes – The Portuguese international playing in the centre of the park will look to find gaps in the Chelsea defence and pick out the likes of Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Rodriguez. Gomes has a pass accuracy of 87% and 7 successful dribbles.
Christian Pulisic – The American will be given the nod with Hakim Ziyech’s injury. He has 2 goals in just 4 starts in all competitions and 13 successful dribbles. He also did well get grab a goal against Leeds United in their last outing.