More

    How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time & prediction

    Having just earned a 1-0 win over Liverpool, Chelsea must now fend off the other half of Merseyside if they want to keep their place in the top four.

    Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton will travel to Stamford Bridge on Monday, knowing that a victory would take them above the Blues and into their spot in the top four. It’s a must-win for both sides, so we should be in for a treat.

    Thomas Tuchel is yet to taste defeat as Chelsea boss, having fought off Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool in recent games, and he’ll be keen to ensure that honeymoon period doesn’t come to an end here.

    Here’s 90min’s preview of the game.

    Chelsea v Manchester United - Premier League
    The two teams will square off at Stamford Bridge | Pool/Getty Images

    When is it? Monday 8 March
    What time is kick off? 18:00 (GMT)
    Where is it being played?
    Stamford Bridge
    TV Channel/live stream? BT Sport 1 (UK), NBC Universo (US)
    Referee? Chris Kavanagh VAR: Michael Oliver

    Tammy Abraham
    Tammy Abraham has missed the last 2 games | Pool/Getty Images

    Tammy Abraham has been the talk of the town recently, but for all the wrong reasons. He hasn’t made either of the last two matchday squads, with a combination of an ankle injury and an inability to win over Tuchel working against him. He will hope to be fit enough to return and play some sort of role.

    NFL Betting

    Fans may also see the return of Thiago Silva, whose seven-game absence with a thigh injury hasn’t been as painful as most expected. In his place, Andreas Christensen has excelled at the heart of the defence, and fresh off the back of his man-of-the-match showing against Liverpool, he’ll expect another start here.

    James Rodriguez
    Rodriguez has been out with a knock | Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images

    Everton are still awaiting the return of midfielder James Rodriguez, who has missed the last two matches with injury. He was initially expected back for the recent 1-0 win over West Brom, as were Tom Davies and Seamus Coleman, but the trio were all rested in the end.

    While those three could return, there will be no signs of long-term absentees Yerry Mina, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Fabian Delph.

    Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Kovacic, Chilwell; Werner, Mount; Giroud.

    Everton: Pickford; Keane, Godfrey, Holgate; Coleman, Doucoure, Gomes, Allan, Digne; Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.

    Chelsea

    Liverpool 0-1 Chelsea (04/03)
    Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd (28/02)
    Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea (23/02)
    Southampton 1-1 Chelsea (20/02)
    Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle (15/02)

    Everton

    West Brom 0-1 Everton (04/03)
    Everton 1-0 Southampton (01/03)
    Liverpool 0-2 Everton (20/02)
    Everton 1-3 Man City (17/02)
    Everton 0-2 Fulham (14/02)

    Alex Iwobi, Carlo Ancelotti
    Ancelotti will hope to keep Everton’s run going | Pool/Getty Images

    Jeez, this one really could go either way, couldn’t it?

    Chelsea have looked incredibly hard to beat since Tuchel’s arrival, but they haven’t always inspired in the attacking third. Everton will know that if they load up defensively, they might be able to keep the Blues at bay.

    That being said, Ancelotti isn’t going to set his team up to defend. He’ll want a statement victory over a top-four rival, so expect both sides to play fast, free-flowing football. It’s got all the ingredients to be a real corker.

    Chelsea will come into the game feeling on top of the world after beating Liverpool, and Tuchel will be confident of walking away with the three points, but there’s no way Everton will make it easy for them.

    Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Everton

    For more from ​Tom Gott, follow him on ​Twitter!

    Source link news

    Related articles

    Comments

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Betting on Soccer

    Share article

    Latest articles

    Man Utd circling as club restructuring sees Prem talisman hit the market

    Man Utd have added a Premier League midfielder to their list of targets after his agent was surprisingly asked to search for a sale,...

    Chelsea and Manchester United target refuses to sign contract extension amid interest from Premier League duo | Shoot

    Real Madrid reinforced their status as one of Europe’s best clubs on Tuesday...

    Twitter reacts as Real Madrid beat Barça in cracking Clasico

    Wasn't it nice to have a Saturday evening dedicated to Spain and El Clasico? The Premier League and the Bundesliga took the evening off,...

    Derby fans shocked by new owner’s bold claims in first interview

    Derby County fans were left shocked by their new owner’s bold claims which were made in his first interview this week taking the club...

    Crystal Palace’s Ward lauds ‘tremendous’ Schlupp’s impact against Chelsea

    The Eagles’ right-back heaped praise upon the Ghanaian midfielder after his performance in Saturday’s defeat to the Blues Joel Ward has lauded...
    Betting on Soccer

    Newsletter

    Subscribe to stay updated.

    Get all the Soccers update on your hand. Always touch with Soccer