Everton vs Chelsea is another tough test for Chelsea football club that have been marked as a major Premier League title contender for the 2020-2021 season. The Premier League match is scheduled for 21:00 tonight.
Coach Frank Lampard and his boys are expected to prove to the world that the London club has arrived when they pay a visit to Goodison Park to play against Everton in the club’s 12 league match of the season.
A win away at Goodison Park tonight will send Chelsea to the top of the league table with 25 points in 12 league games, pending the outcomes of Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool’s league matches.
Currently, Chelsea are sitting in the 3rd spot on the league table with 22 points, 2 points behind first-placed Tottenham and second-placed Liverpool. Hence, coach Frank Lampard can not afford to drop any point at this stage of the competition to sustain the pressure on the table leaders.
So far this season, Chelsea have recorded 6 wins, 4 draws, and a defeat, which means that the possibility of Chelsea losing a match based on current form is very low. The worse that is expected from the current set-up of Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team is a draw.
As for Everton, the club’s coach, Carlo Ancelotti needs to win to boost the club’s hopes of finishing at the top of the league table. The Merseyside club started this season like a house on fire, sitting pretty comfortably at the summit of the league table until in recent weeks.
Everton’s massive drop in form has dragged the club to the 9th spot on the league table after suffering 4 defeats, two draws, and enjoying 5 victories. They have garnered 17 points in 11 league games which means that a win over Chelsea tonight could push the Merseyside club to at most 6th spot on the league table.
So, the followers of the Premier League will watch out to see how coach Frank Lampard will fare under his former boss, Carlo Ancelotti who he often refers to as one of his biggest coaching influences.
Frank Lampard played under Ancelotti between 2009 and 2011 when the tactician was the manager of the Chelsea football club. He coached Lampard in 76 Premier League games before he left Chelsea in 2011.
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Ancelotti will go into Everton vs Chelsea fixture without Lucas Digne and Seamus Coleman who have been out with different degrees of injuries. Everton could also be without Fabian Delph tonight as he was forced out of Everton league match against Burnley due to an injury.
Ancelotti will bank on the services of his top man, Dominic Calvert-Lewin who enjoys scoring against Chelsea. He scored twice against the London club last season and he is currently the league’s highest goalscorer with 11 goals in 11 games.
On the other hand, Frank Lampard could be without the services of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi who are out with different degrees of injuries. Recently, the club’s coach confirmed that Christian Pulisic is fit and his available for tonight’s game.
The club’s 33-year-old striker, Olivier Giroud could get a nod ahead of Tammy Abraham due to his consistency in front of goal, especially in recent weeks.
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Everton probable starting lineup:
Pickford; Godfrey, Mina, Keane; Davies, Allan, Doucoure, Iwobi; Rodriguez, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Chelsea probable starting lineup:
Mendy; James, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Pulisic, Giroud, Werner