Chelsea take on Everton in what could be a crucial game in the title race on Sunday, 30th April 2017 at Goddison Park. Tottenham play Arsenal the same day which makes it pretty much a title decider week where a win for Chelsea combine with Tottenhan dropping points will pretty settle the title race. However Tottenham win and Chelsea defeat can really blow the race wide open with only 4 more games to play for. Chelsea-Everton kicks off at around 14:05 uk time and SKySports has the live coverage in the UK.
Short Match Preview & Team News: Chelsea are unbeaten since Guus Hiddink took charge of the team after Mourinho’s sack in mid december and they will be looking to extended the unbeaten run when they take on unpredictable Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.
Everton are coming into this game on the back of couple of great performances against Manchester City. First they defeated City 2-1 in the league cup semifinal first leg and than they earned a respectable 1-1 draw against City in the league past midweek. Everton’s injury worries have kind of eased and they don’t have any fresh concern apart from player fatigue after playing 7 games in three week.
Chelsea 5-0 Everton – 05 November 2016
[ English Premier League 2016-17 ]
19′ 1 – 0 Eden Hazard scored early in first half to make it 1-0 for Chelsea after dominant start by the 2015 champions.
20′ 2 – 0 Marcos Alonso made it 2-0 minute later as Chelsea took full control of the game.
42′ 3 – 0 Diego Costa pretty much end the contest just before the break making it 3-0.
56′ 4 – 0 Eden Hazard scored another absolute top notch Chelsea goal after 23 passes and Pedro superb back hell pass to Hazard who scored in near post.
65′ 5 – 0 Pedro Rodriguez tapped home from a rebound of Hazard’s shot to make it 5-0
Chelsea on the other hand will be without Eden Hazard who still nursing the groin strain which means Pedro should continue to play in his place while Costa is set to play as centre forward with Willian, Oscar deployed in attacking roles behind him.
Possible Starting Lineups: Diego Costa is expected to lead the line for Chelsea while Pedro, Willian and Oscar to start in advance midfield roles with Fabregas and Mikel sitting deep in midfiel.
On this page we will have the goals video from the match as soon as they are scored while immediately after the final whistle match highlights will be placed here in english and other commentaries. You can also expect to see longer highlights with BBC Motd highlights of Chelsea-Everton encounter available later in the night.
Predictions:If Chelsea has really turn their form around this will be the perfect game to judge it as Everton has the tendancy to up their game a notch when they take on so called big teams in the league. Former Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku is in superb form of late and he will be the key man for Everton. I am going with a 2-1 away win for Everton against Chelsea.