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Chelsea vs Everton – Match Preview
09 November 2018, 10:39
Chelsea vs Everton – Match Preview
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Sunday afternoon sees Chelsea played their second successive Premier League home game and after getting the better of Crystal Palace last weekend, they will be looking for the same outcome when they play host to Everton.

Maurizio Sarri’s men did not quite have it all their own way when they got the better of Crystal Palace last Sunday, but they did have the additional quality that was required to make sure they came out of that encounter on top.

A win by three goals to one was mainly secured by the efforts of Alvaro Morata, the former Real Madrid forward has only had a fleeting contribution in front of goal since moving to Stamford Bridge last year.

However, the Spanish international was on hand to not only open the scoring but also restore Chelsea’s lead after Palace had scored a second half equaliser through their pacey wide man Andros Townsend.

Five minutes after Morata had put Chelsea back in front then the Spanish connection in West London made sure of victory. This time it was former Barcelona man Pedro who found the net and made sure the Blues stay just two points behind league leaders Manchester City.

And that is a situation that could change if a former Chelsea manager can do them a huge favour later that same Sunday afternoon. The man in question is Jose Mourinho as he leads his United side into another Manchester derby.

Ultimately whatever the outcome at the Etihad, Chelsea know that they need to take care of what they need to do and also that they cannot take the visit of Marco Silva’s Everton lightly, as they have the potential to cause trouble in West London.

They like Chelsea were also winners by three goals to one last weekend. Goodison Park was the venue as they got the better of a Brighton side, who in defeat saw their impressive three match winning streak come to an end.

The hero of the hour on Merseyside was undoubtedly Brazilian forward Richarlison. Much was said about his £40m move to Everton in the Summer as many felt that his new club had overpaid for to acquire his services.

However, with a two goal haul against Brighton he showed just why Marco Silva was desperate to reunite with him after their brief time working together at Watford last season, while also displaying how important he could be to the Toffees.

With Richarlison now being deployed through the centre of attack then opposed to out wide, Everton look a lot more dangerous going forward and they will look to stretch Chelsea’s usually solid back four.

Maurizio Sarri’s men are still unbeaten in the Premier League and have the perfect combination of grit and flair needed to get the job done. Everton will pose one of their toughest test of the season so far, but with a home crowd in front of them as well then it should be a Chelsea win with both teams to score.

OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1. Manchester City 32 12 10 2 0 36 5 31
2. Liverpool FC 30 12 9 3 0 23 5 18
3. Chelsea FC 28 12 8 4 0 27 8 19
4. Tottenham 27 12 9 0 3 20 10 10
5. Arsenal 24 12 7 3 2 26 15 11
6. Bournemouth 20 12 6 2 4 21 16 5
7. Watford FC 20 12 6 2 4 17 14 3
8. Manchester United 20 12 6 2 4 20 21 -1
9. Everton FC 19 12 5 4 3 19 15 4
10. Leicester City 17 12 5 2 5 17 16 1
11. Wolverhampton 16 12 4 4 4 12 13 -1
12. Brighton 14 12 4 2 6 13 18 -5
13. West Ham 12 12 3 3 6 14 18 -4
14. Newcastle Utd 9 12 2 3 7 9 15 -6
15. Burnley FC 9 12 2 3 7 12 25 -13
16. Crystal Palace 8 12 2 2 8 8 17 -9
17. Southampton 8 12 1 5 6 8 21 -13
18. Cardiff City 8 12 2 2 8 11 25 -14
19. Huddersfield 7 12 1 4 7 6 22 -16
20. Fulham FC 5 12 1 2 9 11 31 -20

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