Chelsea will need to be much more clinical if they are to beat Everton at Goodison this weekend, and they are a top priced 2.6 with Paddy Power to bag all three points.
They threw away a 3-0 lead against Man united last weekend, and I can’t help thinking that the tactics employed when they had the game in the bag left alot to be desired.
Any side that is gifted a 3-0 lead in such a game needs to know how to shut up shop and get the job done, and why AVB didn’t get his side to do so is a mystery.
You quite simply cannot continue to go on the attack and trade blows with the opposition – especially against a side who will punish you on the counter attack.
he good thing as far as this match is concerned is that Everton don’t have a strike force capable of taking advantage to the same extent, however they are a difficult side to beat and are more than capable of taking advantage if Chelsea don’t adapt a more killer instinct.
As far as the stats are concerned Chelsea have won only two of the last 10 Premier League meetings with Everton, drawing six of the remaining eight encounters.
However overall, Everton have won just two of the last 22 PL games against the Londoners – albeit that they came in the last two meetings at Goodison Park.
So if Chelsea can keep things tight and attack like they are capable of then a win is surely on the cards given that David Moyes’ side have managed to win just one of their last six games in the league.
Daniel Sturridge has continued to impress in recent weeks and is likely to prove a real handful for the Toffee’s defence.
The youngster is a 7 shot with Paddy Power to net the opener and appeals as the player most likely to break the deadlock from a punting perspective.
He can also be backed at 3 with Paddy Power to score anytime during the 90 minutes and that looks a big price given that he is as short as 2.2 in a place.
I fancy Chelsea to win 2-0 or 2-1, and those scorelines can be backed at 10 with Betfred and Boylesports and 9 with bet365 respectively.