Chelsea vs Everton
English Carabao Cup, Season 2017/18
Date: Wednesday, 25th October 2017
Kick off at 20:45 CET
Venue: Stamford Bridge. London.
The wobbling Chelsea finally managed to get back to winning ways on the weekend. But once again, they were far from convincing. The were trailing Watford 2-1 and could have went further behind if not for some wasted chances. It was three goals at the death that helped them get back with a good looking 4-2 score-line.
The Blues were without a win in three games before the win against Watford. They lost to Manchester City and Crystal Palace in back-to-back Premier League games before sloppy defending set a 3-3 draw against Roma in the Champions League fixture.
Chelsea’s League cup fixture so far saw them ease past Nottingham Forest by a 5-1 margin. Conte fielded a heavily rotated squad for the game, but that also saw Hazard making a start after being sidelined with an injury. Batshuayi was the man of the match earning a hattrick.
Everton are a side in tatters and were thrashed 5-2 at home by Arsenal on the weekend. The Liverpool Blues are without a win in 5 games and the loss to Gunners coast Ronald Koeman his job. They drew 2 and lost 3 in the process. The under-23 coach U23 coach David Unsworth will make the calls from the dugout when the Toffees take the field at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
Chelsea vs Everton: Head-to-head
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches against Everton with 6 wins and a draw.
Everton’s last win at Stamford Bridge came in the FA Cup fixture back in 2011. The match was won in penalties, which means the Toffees haven’t won here in regular 90 minutes for over 2 decades.
Chelsea vs Everton: Prediction
Both teams have plenty of flaws, but Chelsea are the better side on the back of quality players available in their ranks. So, there is no reason to look otherwise than going for a direct home win.
Everton managed to score just once in their last five visits to the Bridge. They are seen struggling to create enough chances this term. Therefore, I wouldn’t wonder if the Blues win this with a clean sheet.
Chelsea vs Everton: Bet Tips
AH1 (-1). 1.76
Thank to Aron Wright