Everton will face Chelsea at Goodison Park, in Liverpool, at 31st Round of English Premier League. Everton against Chelsea is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in English Premier League. This round is very important fighting for higher positions in the league. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Everton started the season strongly, however, lost their form just after the season break. Now the team stands at 11th position and are fighting to be on the first half of the table. This season they already lost 13 matches and won only 10 in 30 games. The last form of Everton is very weak, as they lost 6 games and won only 3 in the last 10 games. Marco Silva needs to make changes in the squad and try to reach higher goals next season. For them, Premier League is the only on competition left, as they were kicked off out of FA Cup by Millwall in 3:2 clash. In addition, they take a leading role by giving the Premier League football stars and great players, like Rooney, Tim Cahill, Mikel Arteta, Romelu Lukaku and many more.
All main squad players are fit and ready for the fight with Chelsea. Kourt Zouma will face his owners, as he is on loan in Everton from Chelsea.
The Toffees are strong at stealing the ball from the opposition, attacking set pieces and creating chances using through balls. However, the team is showing weaknesses at avoiding individual errors, defending against through ball attacks and protecting the lead. Very likely that at Goodison Park they will be more confident, play width and aggressive.
Chelsea this season has all chances to fight with Arsenal and Manchester United for getting the place in Champions League for next year. However, their last form is not as good as it needed to show all abilities. Now they stand at 6th place and have 3 points difference with 4th place Arsenal, moreover, they have 1 game in reserve. Now everything depends on how they use this advantage since everyone wants to play in the UEFA Champions League next year and the fight will be very tough during the last rounds of the Premier League. They went further in Europa League by kicking off Dynamo Kiev, and there is a chance to be promoted to Champions League by winning EL, however, this is a spare and very difficult plan, since the other strongest teams of Europe will also fight for this trophy.
Main squad players will fight for gaining 3 more points in PL. Chelsea this season is looking very well at creating long shot opportunities, chances using through balls and through individual skill. However, Blues are weak at aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely, that the Pensioners will play possessional football and control the game in the opposition’s half.
Last two games between these teams finished with same 0:0 result. Chelsea controlled the game and possession in both games, shot very often, however, failed to score and win the match.
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