Chelsea vs Everton prediction: How will Premier League fixture play out today?

Chelsea take on Everton at Stamford Bridge in a game that could have a huge impact on who finishes inside the top four and grabs a place in next season’s Champions League.

The Blues continue to frustrate their fans with their inconsistency, adding a win over Liverpool in the FA Cup to their important derby victory over Tottenham, which was sandwiched between damaging losses to Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

The Toffees have only narrowly lost to Manchester City and Arsenal away in their run since Ancelotti arrived in Merseyside, which means they will likely pose a tough test for the Blues here.

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A win for the visitors here will bring them to within five points of a top four place too, with goals expected in this one, it should be an exciting game.

Here’s our prediction for the match result and how it’ll play out.

When is it?

The game will kick-off at 2pm on Sunday 8 March at Stamford Bridge.

How can I watch it?

You can watch the game live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, coverage starts on the former at 1pm, while Main Event will switch to coverage from 2pm.

You can get a live stream through your Sky Go app if you’re a Sky Sports subscriber, or alternatively with NowTV, who offer a variety of passes to tune into all the sports channels offered by Sky.

Team news and predicted line-ups

Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Tammy Abraham (ankle) and Mateo Kovacic (Achilles) are all out injured here, while N’Golo Kante will almost certainly join them on the sidelines, despite a lack of an update from Lampard. Jorginho is suspended and Willian (Achilles) is a doubt. This game will come too soon for Christian Pulisic too, despite playing in a behind-closed-doors friendly this weekn at Cobham. 

Chelsea predicted XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; James, Barkley, Gilmour, Alonso; Pedro, Mount; Giroud

Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh), Morgan Schneiderlin (knee) and Seamus Coleman (thigh) are all out here. Lucas Digne (calf) is back, but Leighton Baines impressed in his absence, so the Frenchman may be forced to settle for a place on the bench. 

Everton predicted XI: Pickford; Sidibe, Mina, Holgate, Baines; Walcott, Delph, Gomes, Sigurdsson; Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison


Chelsea 17/20

Draw 14/5 

Everton 3/1

Prediction: This is a tough one to predict given Everton’s clear potential to score away from home with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in great form. The Blues should be confident, but the injuries are beginning to add up and it will be a big test of Billy Gilmour to start his first Premier League game at 18 years of age. If he can stand up to the test, like he did against Liverpool, then the Blues should have enough control to build their attacks from and grind out a win in what could prove to be a high-scoring affair. We’ll go for a 3-2 home win.

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