Betting: Everton's home record could ensure Chelsea upset

With Tottenham needing a helping hand to keep the Premier League title race alive, the Toffees could be the team to provide it

If you're hoping for the Premier League title race to go down to the wire, Everton's home record should give you cause for optimism as they prepare to host leaders Chelsea.

Everton will welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park on Sunday having won their past eight league matches at home.

If Chelsea (78 points) slip up on Merseyside it will open the door for second-placed Tottenham (74) to close the gap with ahead of the final four rounds of the season.

In fact, if Chelsea fail to win at Everton, Tottenham could be ahead of Antonio Conte's men by the time the Blues play their next game against Middlesbrough on May 8.

Spurs host archrivals Arsenal on Sunday and then visit West Ham United on May 5.

Everton have only lost one of their 17 home Premier League fixtures in 2016-17 and that was to Liverpool in December.

While Chelsea are the favourites at bet365 at $2.05 , Everton's home record make them an interesting proposition at $3.80 .

The draw is paying $3.60 .

Everton to draw with Chelsea at $3.60

Everton to beat Chelsea at $3.80

Worryingly for Everton, however, is that they were crushed 5-0 by Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season - their fourth defeat to the London-based club in six league games.

Tottenham take on the Gunners knowing a win will ensure they finish above Arsenal for the first time in 23 years.

Spurs have won eight straight league games and bounced back from their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea with a 1-0 victory at Crystal Palace midweek.

In January's North London derby, Tottenham came from behind to draw 1-1 at the Emirates.

Spurs ( $1.85 ) are clear favourites against Arsenal ( $4.20 ), with the draw paying $4.00 .

*Prices subject to change