Everton v Chelsea 15:00 Sat
Following a disappointing second half performance in which they conceded three unanswered goals, Chelsea are odds against favourites with Betfred to bounce back from their 3-3 draw against Manchester United with a win over Everton on Saturday.
The one positive that Andre Villas Boas can take away from last weekend’s draw is that his side managed to score three goals against a Manchester United defence, which is never a simple task.
One man who managed to net last weekend was David Luiz who partnered Gary Cahill as a centre-back partnership in the injury absence of john Terry.
The former England captain is poised to miss this weekend’s clash at Goodison Park also, meaning that Luiz and Cahill could team up for the second consecutive game.
David Moyes will be hoping that his side can replicate their performance against Manchester City that saw them ride out a 1-0 victory over the league leaders.
A win for the Toffees – who are unbeaten in their last five outings – would mean regaining a place in the top half of the Premier League, permitting that Norwich and Swansea see out a favourable result in their match at the Liberty Stadium.
Everton have looked impressive at the back this season but haven’t proven as successful when going forward.
However, that could change this weekend when, after a short period on the sidelines, Tim Cahill makes a return to the starting lineup.
Chelsea will look significantly more robust in their midfield should John Obi Mikel and Frank Lampard return to play as forecasted, however they will need to play more consistently than last week to survive the seemingly inconspicuous Everton threat.