Game: Everton – Chelsea
Date: 30 August, Saturay, 2014 year
Start time: 18:30 CET
Everton host Chelsea in a match of the 3rd round in the English Premier League match will be played at Goodison Park in Liverpool on August 30th at 18:30 CET.
Everton could with full points after the first two rounds, but instead has two points in tenth place. In the first round The Toffees missed victory away to Leicester, ending 2:2. Last weekend Everton again no luck after running 2:0 Arsenal ten minutes before the end, but the match ends in a draw. Last season Everton beat Chelsea 1:0 as host and is certainly ambitious again performed well against the team of Jose Mourinho.Team manager Roberto Martínez can not rely in upcoming game on S. Pienaar, A. Koné, B. Oviedo and R. Barkley.
The team of Chelsea was hit by the bad news before the visit to Goodison Park. The striker Diego Costa has injured his hamstring and could be out of action for up to six weeks, according to reports in the English press. All of a sudden Chelsea’s faultless team will be fronted by either Fernando Torres or a 36 year old Didier Drogba.
Chelsea won their first two matches of the new season as expected, winning by 3:1 and 2:0 over newly-promoted sides Burnley and Leicester. They are in third place in the standings with equal points with Manchester City, Tottenham and Swansey.
With a key role in the upcoming match expect to have Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabgres. The battle in midfield will be very important for the outcome of the meeting, and those two players can win it if you play well.
Chelsea are the odds-on favorites to take the league title with loads of quality in their team. If they want to build a good lead over his opponents, The Blues should win the upcoming match. But Everton played very strongly as host and is unlikely to give up without a fight on Saturday. My prediction for this game is both teams to score.
Everton: 24 T. Howard, 3 L. Baines, 6 P. Jagielka, 15 S. Distin, 23 S. Coleman, 16 J. McCarthy, 18 G. Barry, 21 L. Osman, 14 S. Naismith, 11 K. Mirallas, 10 R. Lukaku.
Chelsea: 13 T. Courtois, 28 Azpilicueta, 26 J. Terry, 24 G. Cahill, 2 B. Ivanović, 21 N. Matić, 4 Cesc Fàbregas, 10 E. Hazard, 8 Oscar, 22 Willian, 11 Didier Drogba.