Chelsea vs Everton : All You Need To Know About The Carabao Cup Match
Chelsea will be hoping to carry on the winning momentum when they host an Everton team bereft of confidence and without a manager in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.
Following successive league defeats to Manchester City and Crystal Palace, Antonio Conte’s side beat an in-form Watford team 4-2 at Stamford Bridge at the weekend to seemingly get themselves back on track.
In contrast, Everton’s positive start to the season has taken a drastic turn for the worse and the 5-2 loss at home to Arsenal on Sunday the final straw for the Toffees hierarchy and Ronald Koeman was sacked on Monday afternoon.
David Unsworth will take charge of the visitors on Wednesday and no doubt keen to impress against a Chelsea team who have proven to be vulnerable this season.
Match Details :
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 19:45 BST /00:15 IST (Next Day)
Venue: Stamford Bridge, London
TV Broadcast : ESPN 3 (UK)
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Team news :
With the Blues facing trips away to Bournemouth and Rome in the coming week, Antonio Conte will rotate his squad.
Charly Musonda and Kenedy will hope to start as they did in the last round as Chelsea ran out 5-1 winners over Nottingham Forest.
Conte is still without N’Golo Kante and Victor Moses, both of whom have hamstring injuries, while Danny Drinkwater remains sidelined with a calf strain.
Morgan Schneiderlin is a doubt with a knock, otherwise caretaker manager David Unsworth has no fresh injury concerns aside from long-term absentees.
Predicted line-ups :
Chelsea starting XI: Caballero; Rudiger, Christensen, Cahill; Zappacosta, Fabregas, Bakayoko, Kenedy; Musonda, Batshuayi, Hazard
Everton starting XI: Pickford; Keane, Jagielka, Williams; Martina, Sigurdsson, Gueye, Vlasic, Baines; Klaassen, Niasse
Chelsea vs Everton: Head-to-head
Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 7 home matches against Everton with 6 wins and a draw.
Everton’s last win at Stamford Bridge came in the FA Cup fixture back in 2011. The match was won in penalties, which means the Toffees haven’t won here in regular 90 minutes for over 2 decades.
Chelsea vs Everton: Prediction
Both teams have plenty of flaws, but Chelsea are the better side on the back of quality players available in their ranks. So, there is no reason to look otherwise than going for a direct home win.
Everton managed to score just once in their last five visits to the Bridge. They are seen struggling to create enough chances this term. Therefore, I wouldn’t wonder if the Blues win this with a clean sheet.
My Score Prediction : Chelsea 4-1 Everton