class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>With Tuchel's methodical approach restricting goals at both ends of the pitch, Al Hain-Cole expects a tight tactical battle against the Toffees
Everton will be looking to leapfrog Chelsea into the top four when they travel to Stamford Bridge for Monday’s Premier League clash.
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The Toffees are a point adrift of their hosts in fifth place with a game in hand, having won seven and lost none of their last nine league games on the road.
Chelsea vs Everton Latest Odds
However, without a win in 29 visits to this ground, Everton are 11/2 (6.50) outsiders with bet365 to give their Champions League credentials a massive boost by coming out on top here for the first time since 1994.
Thomas Tuchel’s men have won seven and lost none of their 10 matches in all competitions since he replaced Frank Lampard and are 11/20 (1.55) to extend that record with another victory.
Two of the hosts’ four home games under their new manager have resulted in draws, and you can get odds of 3/1 (4.00) on them playing out another stalemate in this one.
Chelsea vs Everton Team News
Tammy Abraham and Thiago Silva are the only injury doubts for the home side, with Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic all hoping to return to the starting line-up.
Robin Olsen, Seamus Coleman, Tom Davies, and James Rodriguez are all back in contention following injury, although Yerry Mina, Fabian Delph and Jean-Philippe Gbamin remain sidelined.
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Having struggled for consistency in their season and a half under Lampard, the Blues look a far more assured outfit since making the change in the dugout.
The former PSG manager’s controlled, possession-based game has seen them concede only twice in 10 fixtures, albeit scoring just 11 times at the other end of the pitch.
A tight tactical battle looks likely against Carlo Ancelotti’s team, which has won the last three matches without conceding and kept four clean sheets in the last six meetings between the sides.
Chelsea vs Everton Tips and Predictions
With advantage in the race for the top four at stake, odds of 4/5 (1.80) seem reasonable on under 2.5 goals being scored for Chelsea’s 10th match in 11 under Tuchel and the fifth game in six for Everton.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.