Everton v Chelsea Betting Tips September 12th 2015
Tip #1: Back Chelsea to win @ 1.90 with bet365.com
Tip #2: Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 with bet365.com
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Everton v Chelsea Betting Tips: Match Preview
Everton currently lie in ninth place in the league, but could be higher if they did not drop two points in their season-opening 2-2 draw against newly promoted Watford. The Toffees might well come to regret losing those points by the time the final whistle blows against Chelsea.
Roberto Martínez is without three important first-team players in Leighton Baines, Tom Cleverley, and Steven Pienaar. Another potential absence for the Chelsea game could be Séamus Coleman. Everton being deprived of their first-choice fullbacks would potentially be disastrous for a team that had an atrocious defence last season.
Everton should also be concerned about how thin their cover is at centre-back. Phil Jagielka and John Stones form the best pairing, but Stones could be distracted after a blockbuster summer transfer to Chelsea never materialised. The fact of the matter is that Ramiro Funes Mori is new to the club and only has professional experience playing in Argentina.
Things look better for Everton when you look at the positive performance of Ross Barkley, who had a disappointing outing last season. Two goals and an assist from Barkley in his first four games is an excellent return. Barkley needs to lead by example if Everton are to earn any points from this game.
José Mourinho is at last beginning to look like a mere mortal. Chelsea are surprising everybody right now, albeit for the wrong reasons. A 2-2 draw against Swansea was followed by a sobering 3-0 loss Man City before Chelsea were able to snatch a tense 3-2 victory over West Brom. Chelsea then lost 2-1 at home to Crystal Palace, which leaves them in 13th place.
Chelsea have already fallen eight points behind Man City, and are looking vastly inferior. While Man City have spent heavily on Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, it cannot be denied that those players have significantly improved City for the season ahead. Chelsea, meanwhile, have not been that effective during the recent transfer window.
Rumours have suggested that José Mourinho was disagreeing with his board over transfer policy. For much of the summer, the only notable stories were the signings of Amir Begović and Radamel Falcao. Mooted transfer Stones and Paul Pogba never materialised for the Blues, leaving them to bring in Baba Rahman and Pedro.
Chelsea’s issue appears to lie in central midfield, with many analysts now questioning the partnership of Cesc Fàbregas and Nemanja Matić. However, the bigger issue has got to be in defence. Chelsea’s league-best defence looks extremely vulnerable, and it would appear that John Terry is finally to show his age. Nine goals conceded in only four games will give Everton a chance in this encounter.
Mourinho is a manager who you would expect to turn things around for Chelsea.
Everton’s weak defence is definitely penetrable for Chelsea, but they could struggle to prevent the Toffees from scoring past their own under-performing defence.