Chelsea vs Everton prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out tonight?

Karl Matchett
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Richarlison celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the winner (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Richarlison celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the winner (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Everton head to Chelsea on Monday night, with the Toffees hoping to make it four straight wins in the Premier League and push their top-four claims.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side are in fifth, a point behind their hosts and have a game in hand, so they know that even a draw will represent a real opportunity for the future - but a victory against an in-form rival would finally hammer home to many that Everton’s long wait to dine at the top table could be coming to an end.

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A narrow win over West Brom last time out keeps the Merseyside club in the hunt for a Champions League spot, while three clean sheets in a row are just as important as the points.

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Chelsea are battling on both fronts as we head into the final stretch of the season, with a 10-game unbeaten run at the start of Thomas Tuchel’s reign suggesting the foundations are being laid for a fruitful spell ahead.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the match.

When is the game?

The match kicks off at 6pm on Monday, 8 March at Stamford Bridge.

Where can I watch it?

The game will be screened live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.

Confirmed line-ups

CHE - Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Hudson-Odoi; Werner

EVE - Pickford, Holgate, Godfrey, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Odds

Chelsea - 3/5

Draw - 16/5

Everton - 6/1

Prediction

Carlo Ancelotti’s side won’t make it easy for the Blues but Chelsea look confident and have a good game plan right now which will see them dominate the 90 minutes. They still need to develop a more clinical edge, but should just edge the match here. Chelsea 2-1 Everton.

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