Chelsea managed to book a place for the Champions League this season but they will also attack the title in the Premier League. If they are really capable of that will be seen in the opening round when they visit Everton.
- Everton vs Chelsea
- English Premier League – Round 1
- Date – 06/08/2022
- Starting time – 04.00 PM CET
- Venue: Goodison Park, Liverpool, UK
Everton Stats & Form
Everton is coming off a very difficult season as they were very close to relegation. The Toffees are one of only six clubs that have played in every Premier League season and that run was in real jeopardy last season.
They finished 16th in the standings, 4 points above the relegation zone. They won 3 of the last 6 games which were key in the fight to keep a Premier League status.
With the lesson learned, Frank Lampard will try to have a completely different story with the team this year.
James Tarkowski from Burnley is the only player who has been signed so far in the transfer period. Richarlison, who was one of the best Everton players last season, signed with Tottenham.
Everton possible lineup: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Welch, Allan, Gomes, Doucoure, Price, Iwobi and Calvert-Lewin.
Andros Towsend will not play for Everton against Chelsea.
Chelsea Stats & Form
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season which sounds pretty good but the fact that they were 19 points behind the champion Manchester City is clearly showing how far they were from being a real contender.
Team manager Thomas Tuchel is hoping he will be able to get more from his squad this season.
Chelsea’s lineup will look different from last season as Romelu Lukaku is loaned to Inter Milan and Antonio Rudiger moved to Real Madrid.
Anyway, Chelsea did not miss the opportunity to get stronger in the summer transfer window. They landed Raheem Sterling from Manchester City, Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal.
Chelsea possible lineup: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Koulibaly, Silva, Barkley, Kante, Pulisic, Havertz, Ziyech and Werner
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will have his full roster available for the game against Everton.
Everton vs Chelsea Head-to-Head Stats
Both teams won 2 of the last 5 games with one draw. The last four games between these two teams have finished under 2.5 goals.
Everton vs Chelsea Betting Odds
Chelsea is the favorite to win this game with -132 odds in their favor while Everton is at 352. The odds for the draw are at 276.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with both ways at -110.
Everton vs Chelsea Betting Tip
Chelsea has made significant changes in their starting lineup and it will be interesting to see how these players will work together as the season starts. Chelsea already had a great defensive line and now with the addition of Koulibaly, they will be even better. Frank Lampard will open the new season hosting the team where he had his glory playing days and he will be motivated to stay undefeated. Therefore, Everton will be more defensively oriented and that will lead to a slower pace at the beginning of the game. Chelsea will not be satisfied to get only a point from Goodison Park but will have trouble scoring as their offensive line is pretty much different after Lukaku left. The best suggestion for this game is to place your bet on under 2.5 goals just as the last four games between these two teams finished.
Expert betting tip: Under 2.5 goals (-110 by 22bet)