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Chelsea vs Everton: Premier League preview

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helsea have claimed a number of scalps in recent weeks and Monday could be another as they host Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton, another top-four rival.

Thomas Tuchel’s tactics totally nullified Liverpool on Thursday as Chelsea moved back into fourth, but know a defeat on Monday will hand a significant advantage to Everton, who sit one point back in fifth and have a game in hand.

Chelsea will need to be at their most potent best – which has not been evident in recent weeks – while Richarlison will be looking to score in a fifth consecutive game.

Date, time and venue

Chelsea vs Everton is scheduled for a 6pm GMT kick-off on Monday, March 8, 2021.

The match will be held behind closed doors at Stamford Bridge.

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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised on BT Sport.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or the BT Sport app.

Team news

Thiago Silva is ready to return, though Andreas Christensen’s fine form in recent weeks may mean the veteran centre-back doesn’t slot straight back in. Tammy Abraham remains a doubt but is not too far off a return.

Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies and James Rodriguez will all be assessed ahead of the game. Allan came off the bench in the win over West Brom and should start.

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Prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Everton

Chelsea look good under Thomas Tuchel… right up until they get close to the penalty area. It’s a lottery regarding who will play up front and if they will score. The same guessing game can be applied to Everton’s form, though I expect them to up their game against better opposition. Sitting on the fence with a score draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

  • Chelsea wins: 73
  • Draws: 54
  • Everton wins: 58

Betting odds and tips (subject to change)

  • Chelsea: 8/15
  • Draw: 3/1
  • Everton: 5/1
  • 1-1 draw: 13/2

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