Everton usually find the net but Chelsea should still emerge on top this Saturday.
Chelsea v Everton - Saturday 17:30, BT Sport 1
Chelsea have been in impressive form of late, winning their last four top-flight outings and keeping a clean sheet in all of these games. A title challenge looks more convincing with each passing week, and praise must go to Antonio Conte for forging a side with great balance, utilizing squad players such as Victor Moses to get the most out of his star players. They relinquished much of the possession against Southampton in their last match, but still controlled the game comfortably and always seemed assured of the victory.
Ronald Koeman will have been glad to see his side end their winless streak against West Ham last weekend, a run that had stretched to five matches across all competitions before the overdue victory. The performance of Ross Barkley will have been particularly welcome after recent criticism, whilst summer signing Yannick Bolasie had a decent game too. However, Everton have still lost five of their last eight on the road and have struggled on their travels against top-six sides, going W1-D5-L12 since 2013/14 with their sole success at Southampton.
Chelsea may have been tight at the back of late but Everton rarely fail to score themselves, having scored at least one in 10 of their last 11 Premier League matches. Romelu Lukaku is in blistering form with seven goals in as many appearances and though Ronald Koeman has forged a better defensive unit than the one he inherited from Roberto Martinez, the Toffees are still better going forward than they are at the back and we think this game could be a thriller. There have been at least three goals in eight of Chelsea’s last nine at Stamford Bridge and in six of Everton’s last eight away from home, and with both teams respective form we think the value lies in backing Chelsea/both teams to score at 3.25.