Chelsea have an opportunity to briefly go top of the Premier League on Sunday, with the Blues meeting Everton just before the Manchester derby and the bookmakers have them strong favourites to secure another maximum haul.
On an afternoon where the Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City accumulator is likely to prove popular, Maurizio Sarri’s side have been priced up at 2/5 with BetVictor and they come into this match off the back of a 4-0 win at Burnley and a 3-1 triumph over Crystal Palace.
The London side are trading at single figures to win the Premier League title this season so they’re clearly respected by the layers and there have been several players enjoying a renaissance under Sarri, with Alvaro Morata and Ross Barkley gaining a new lease of life.
Morata Goal on the Cards?
Morata bagged two against the Eagles and the Spaniard is clearly enjoying life under his new manager, with Paddy Power going 5/1 that the former Real Madrid striker breaks the deadlock against an Everton side who haven’t been convincing on the road thus far.
Marco Silva’s side have won just one of their five games away from home, although we should point out that their opponents have been Wolves, Bournemouth, Arsenal, Manchester United and Leicester, the latter of whom were beaten 2-1.
We were also impressed by the Toffees at Old Trafford when a refereeing decision turned the game in favour of United and we’ve seen worse 15/2 shots than Everton, with the price available at bet365 among other bookmakers and this is sure to give you a run for your money.
Richarlison to Score First?
The Merseyside team also served it up to Arsenal at the Emirates, with Richarlison looking particularly dangerous and perhaps the Brazilian holds the keys to victory on Sunday, having bagged himself a brace against Brighton last weekend.
The former Watford forward is illustrating why Everton spent a large sum on securing his signature, with BetVictor going 21/2 about Richarlison breaking the deadlock against a Chelsea side who haven’t been watertight at home this season and are likely to leave gaps at the back.
We certainly prefer the idea of backing the draw at 19/5 with Ladbrokes rather than the home win, with this match likely to be closer than the odds suggest and we should remember that Eden Hazard is only just getting back to speed after sustaining a back injury.
Both Teams to Score
Hazard once again had an effective cameo off the bench against Palace and he’s 7/2 with Paddy Power to open the scoring, with Sarri likely to grant the Belgian his first start in nearly a month and it’s clear that the playmaker makes Chelsea a better team.
William Hill have 8/11 that both teams find the net and it’s easy to back this outcome considering how well that Everton have acquitted themselves against top teams so far, while Chelsea are en eye-catching 15/8 to win with both teams finding the net rather than back the home team simply to triumph at far shorter odds.
On the correct score market, Ladbrokes have 16/1 that the game ends in a 2-2 scoreline, something that has happened in two Everton away games already this season and they won’t be going to Stamford Bridge to keep things tight.