Everton vs. Chelsea Pick & Prediction MAR 18th 2023

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Chelsea vs Everton: clash of needy for a victory

The 2023 Premier League season broke all the forecasts and many of the historic teams are going through a terrible time at the expense of great performance from other institutions used to fighting in the middle of the standings or bidding to avoid relegation. Indeed, two of the traditional clubs of the Premier League are going through a terrible moment like Chelsea and Everton, who will face each other next Saturday, March 18, at Stamford Bridge and with a common goal: to win at any cost.

On the one hand, Graham Potter's Blues managed to stay alive in the Champions League and asserted their favoritism in the sports forecasts . However, they need to raise their footballing level to make up for lost ground and not be left empty handed for the European Cups in the 2024 season. Therefore, Chelsea will play the ninety minutes against the Toffees as if it were a real final.

For its part, the positive effect after the arrival of Sean Dyche seems to have vanished and Everton once again fell into a spiral of football and mental crisis. And to get out of the relegation zone immediately, they must travel to London with the idea of not speculating, since otherwise they may sink even more into the low zone as anticipated by the sports forecasts for the remainder of the season.

Last matches of Chelsea

The double competition could have generated wear and tear on the Chelsea first team. However, the poor moment of the Stamford Bridge Blues in the Premier League is due to multiple factors. One of them was the abrupt departure of Thomas Tuchel, who was dismissed from the London institution without too many football arguments. Almost as if it were a whim.

Another of the factors that pushed Chelsea to a mediocre role in the Premier League was due to the institutional problems that pushed Roman Abramovich out of the club. Likewise, the poor general performance of the individualities forced millions of euros to be invested in reinforcements such as Enzo Fernández who arrived to give clarity to the midfield.

Despite the negative outlook, Chelsea managed to prevail in the Champions League group stage and advance to the quarterfinals after a key that had it very difficult in sports betting . It is that the adverse 1-0 against Borussia Dortmund, in Germany, had put him in a very uncomfortable and hostile situation for the rematch. However, the Blues managed to reverse the score and triumphed 2-0 in London to become one of the best 8 teams in Europe.

On the other hand, in the Premier League Chelsea needs to recover lost ground as soon as possible to get into the Europa League zone. Currently, the Potter Blues are in tenth place with 34 units and 7 points behind the Europa League zone.

With no chance of fighting for the tournament, Chelsea's short-term goal will be to climb to sixth place, displacing Newcastle who accumulates 41 points. So far, the Potter Blues have obtained 34 points in 25 games played with 9 wins, 7 draws and 9 losses, scoring 24 goals for and conceding 25 goals, which reflects all the team's defensive problems.

In addition, Chelsea's last duels in the Premier League were as follows: they defeated Crystal Palace 1-0, drew 0-0 against Liverpool, drew again 0-0 against Fulham, drew 1-1 against West Ham, Southampton fell 0-1 at home in an illogical result for sports betting , lost 2-0 to Tottenham and recovered on the last day with a tight 1-0 win over Leeds United.

Last matches of Everton

The Toffees do not come out of despair. It is that his team sinks to the bottom of the standings and day after day the nightmare of losing the category grows even more. It happens that Everton is one of the deans of English football and is the team with the most uninterrupted seasons in the first division.

However, the 2023 season deepened the 2022 crisis where Everton managed to maintain the category in extremis under the command of Frank Lampard. Now, the former Chelsea player has been sacked due to poor results and the arrival of Sean Dyche does not seem to have had the desired positive effect.

Everton is fragile defensively and despite having one of the best goalkeepers in Europe in Jordan Pickford, the defensive problems have no apparent solution. In addition, the team cannot be effective offensively and must generate many situations to transform them into goals.

Sean Dyche's team occupies 18th place in the standings with just 22 points in 26 games at stake, the product of only 5 wins, 7 draws and 14 losses where they scored 19 goals and conceded 38. The positive aspect, Despite the bad moment, Everton is only one point behind West Ham and a victory at Stamford Bridge would allow them to get out of the red zone.

It is worth noting that the last duels of the Toffees in the Premier League were as follows: they beat Arsenal 1-0 in a result that surprised all Premier League forecasts , they fell 2-0 in the derby against Liverpool, they defeated 1-0 Leeds United in a key duel for permanence, fell 0-2 at home to Aston Villa and closed the last date with a 2-2 away draw against Nottingham Forest.

Background between both

Chelsea and Everton played 167 Premier League meetings with 62 wins for the Blues, 51 draws and 54 wins for the Toffees. Likewise, at Stamford Bridge they met 83 times with 43 home wins for Chelsea, 28 draws and 12 away wins for Everton.

A fact to take into account when making Premier League predictions is that the last match between the two at Stamford Bridge was a 1-1 draw in the 2021-2022 season.

The magnifying glass on…

Kai Havertz is the top scorer for the Blues with 5 goals accumulated in the Premier League, while Rahhem Sterling scored 4 goals and wants to surprise Everton's defense.

The magnifying glass on…

Demarai Gray is Everton's top scorer with 4 accumulated goals in the tournament, while Dwight McNeill has 2 goals and can uneven at any time.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Saturday, March 18, 2:30 p.m. Star+.

Brazil: 2:30 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 12:30 p.m. Star+.

Mexico: 12:30 p.m. Paramount+.

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