Fresh from conceding two late goals to Arsenal last weekend, the Toffees face Jose Mourinho’s side at home, with our tipster backing over 2.5 goals at a fantastic price
Whereas the Blues have kicked off the season with a 100 per cent record, Everton have drawn both their league matches 2-2, but should have really collected all three points against both Leicester and Arsenal, conceding late goals in both fixtures.
Roberto Martinez’s side will look to make it third time lucky this season as they face a Blues side who could be missing their star striker Diego Costa. A Steven Naismith goal proved the difference between the sides at Goodison Park last season, with Paddy Power pricing the Toffees at 5/2 (3.50) to repeat that trick and inflict a first defeat on Chelsea this campaign.
With Fernando Torres rumoured to be on his way out of the club, Saturday could see Didier Drogba return to the starting line-up to lead the line in Costa's absence. The striker has a fantastic record against Everton, scoring a number of spectacular goals. Paddy Power price the visitors at 23/20 (2.15) to win, with the same firm offering the draw at 23/10 (3.30).
Everton dominated Arsenal all over the park last week, but it’s tough to see Martinez’s side getting the better of Chelsea in the head-to-head battles, with Mourinho likely to name a strong midfield with the likes of Matic, Fabregas and Hazard all featuring.
That said, with Everton proving a tough team to beat last season and this under Martinez, it’s worth swerving the outright market in favour of something else.
Instead, it’s worth taking advantage of the over 2.5 goals bet being offered at 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power. As we saw at Burnley, Chelsea played a very attacking formation during the first half which saw four goals scored.
It was a similar story against Leicester, with the visitors somehow failing to score before Chelsea netted twice as they found their stride in the second half. With Everton scoring goals with ease but looking suspect at the back, especially late on, expect goals to flow on Saturday evening.
|Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 2pts stake with Paddy Power
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