Chelsea vs Everton – Sunday 27th August 2017 – 13:00 

Chelsea are 4/9 with Alvaro Morata at 3/1 to score first.

Chelsea face Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon, on the last round of matches before the international break.

The Blues come into this match in good form, having recovered to beat Tottenham 2-1 at Wembley last weekend.

Marcus Alonso (24) gave Chelsea the lead midway through the first half, with an exceptional free kick beating Hugo Lloris.

Chelsea lead for just under an hour, before substitute Michy Batshuayi scored at the wrong end of the pitch leveling the score (82).

Marcus Alonso made it a game to remember though, scoring his second after beating Lloris at his near post to make it 2-1 (88).

That consigned Tottenham to another defeat at Wembley and another defeat against Chelsea.

Pressure Lifted  

Antonio Conte will be looking to continue his sides winning sequence, having beaten Tottenham.

They won the Premier League in style last season, but their opening day defeat against Burnley was a shock.

This is another tough fixture for Chelsea, with Everton looking a strong unit again under Ronald Koeman.

The result of this match could determine how hard Chelsea push in the transfer market, with Conte keen to recruit.


Blues Favourites

Chelsea come into this match as favourites, with home advantage informing the odds.

The Blues will be looking to win this fixture, but they will have another tough opponent in the form of Everton.

Chelsea will be looking to make it three straight wins against Everton, having completed a domestic double over them.

Huge Challenge

The Toffees come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against Hajduk Split, a great result for Koeman's men.

Josep Radosevic gave the hosts the lead late in the first half (43), with a powerful effort from 30 yards.

Gylfi Sigurdsson stunned the home side just 16 seconds into the second half (46), with an incredible lob from 45 yards.

It meant that the match ended 1-1 but Everton progressed to the Europa League group stage, with a 3-1 aggregate win.

Koeman will have been delighted with Sigurdsson on his European debut for Everton, marking his start with an incredible goal.


Tough Start

Everton had a great campaign last season, with the Toffees finishing seventh in the Premier League.

It was an excellent achievement considering the calibre of sides around them, with the top six incredibly strong.

Koeman's side have had a tough start, with Stoke and Manchester City in their opening two matches.

They have progressed through both of those matches unbeaten, with last seasons Champions Chelsea a tough proposition.

Toffees Underdogs

Ronald Koeman's side come into this match as underdogs, with home advantage proving to be decisive.

This will be a tough match for Everton, traditionally they have struggled against the Blues.

Everton will be looking to draw on the 15/16 season, where they were unbeaten against Chelsea in all competitions.

Everton are 6/1 with Wayne Rooney at 8/1 to open the scoring.


Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Morata to score first @ 4/1

Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 20/1

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