Everton vs Chelsea: Match preview, possible lineups and team news

Everton vs Chelsea: Match preview || Credit: Imago

Everton vs Chelsea: Match preview, possible lineups and team news

Stephen Oladehinde 19:20 - 08.12.2023

Everton is set to face Chelsea in a crucial Premier League match on December 10, 2023, at Goodison Park. The game is scheduled to kick off at 14:00 UTC.

Recent form

Everton, currently positioned 17th in the league, has shown improvement lately, notably with a 3-0 victory over Newcastle United. 

Chelsea, on the other hand, is in 10th place and has been experiencing inconsistent form. They recently suffered a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United.

Possible Lineups and Key Players

While the exact lineups for the match are yet to be confirmed, both teams boast notable talents. For Everton, goalkeeper Jordan Pickford's performance could be crucial, and for Chelsea, their attacking prowess will be essential. Both teams will look to their key players to make a significant impact.

Head-to-Head Record

Historically, Chelsea has had the upper hand in this fixture, winning 75 out of 190 matches against Everton. 

However, Everton has won four of their last five home matches against Chelsea. The last time these two met at Goodison Park, Chelsea emerged victorious.

Injuries and Suspensions

Details regarding significant player injuries or suspensions were not highlighted in the sources, but these factors could influence the team selections and the game's dynamics.

Reece James, Chelsea defender || Credit: Imago
Reece James, Chelsea defender || Credit: Imago

Playing Styles and Tactics

Everton and Chelsea have distinct playing styles, with Everton likely to capitalize on their recent upturn in form and home advantage. 

Chelsea, known for their attacking football, will aim to bounce back from their recent defeat and climb the league table.

Betting Tips and Predictions

According to predictions, the match could be closely contested, with a possibility of a draw. Everton's recent form and Chelsea's struggle in away games on Sundays could play a role in the outcome.

Match Outcome Prediction

The game is expected to be competitive, with both teams having strengths to exploit and weaknesses to manage. A draw seems a likely outcome, considering both teams' current form and historical performances.

Time and Where to watch

The match time is 3:00pm WAT and for Nigerian viewers, it's best to check local sports channels for live coverage closer to the match, like SuperSports