EVERTON and Chelsea lock horns in the Premier League at Goodison Park on Sunday.
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Everton vs Chelsea preview
Goodison Park was well and truly rocking on Thursday evening as Everton completed a magnificent 3-0 victory over in-form Newcastle.
It was Everton’s second win and clean sheet in six days after beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at the City Ground last weekend.
It’s taken Sean Dyche’s Toffees just three matches to escape the bottom three, and they would sit above Chelsea in tenth position without the Premier League’s 10-point deduction.
As for Chelsea, their inconsistency continued with a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United.
The Blues had looked a resurgent side when drawing 4-4 with Manchester City, but they’ve followed that with a 4-1 loss to Newcastle, a 3-2 win over Brighton and the defeat at Old Trafford.
It’s unclear which Chelsea will turn up on Sunday, but whichever one does will need to reverse their fortunes at Goodison. They’ve won ONE and lost FOUR of their last five visits.
Everton vs Chelsea odds
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Everton vs Chelsea betting tips
Everton win at 21/10 with Paddy Power – CLAIM HERE
Everton will fancy their chances of picking up a third home league win of the season when Chelsea visit on Sunday.
The Toffees have indeed been stronger on the road this year, but Thursday’s win over Newcastle will put a skip in their step ahead of this fixture.
Sean Dyche’s side are flying having won six of their last nine in all competitions, and only rivals Liverpool have registered more attempts on goal at home than Everton this season.
As for travelling Chelsea, we’ve already mentioned their underwhelming record at Goodison. They are also struggling at the back with no side having conceded more shots on target in the last two outings (18).
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Reece James to be carded at 12/5 with Paddy Power – CLAIM HERE
Don’t ask me why, but Chelsea defender Reece James tends to get booked when he comes up against Everton.
The England international, 24, has faced Everton on eight occasions and he’s been booked in three of those – more than any other opposition he’s faced.
He’s going to be up against the tireless Dwight McNeil on Sunday at a hostile Goodison Park, and we think he could find himself in the referee’s notebook.
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Abdoulaye Doucoure has been Sean Dyche’s most effective player since his arrival.
The midfielder has scored 10 goals in 30 appearances in the Premier League under Dyche having managed just four in 69 previous appearances.
Only Dominic Calvert-Lewin has had more attempts on goal this season, while none of his colleagues can match his 14 shots on target in 15 league appearances.
Given no side has conceded more efforts on target than Chelsea’s 18 in the last two games, we think Doucoure will fire off at least one this weekend. It’s 7/2 if you fancy Doucoure 2+ SoT.
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