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Everton heads to Stamford Bridge this Thursday to battle powerhouse Chelsea. Soccer expert Alex Campean is here with the best picks for the midweek match.

Chelsea vs. Everton Prediction: Bank on Chelsea to Dominate

When: Thursday, December 16, 2:45 p.m. ET

Where: Stamford Bridge, London

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After seven defeats in the last nine Premier League games, Rafael Benitez is facing mounting pressure in his position as Everton manager.

Chelsea vs. Everton Prediction

Chelsea: Bounce-Back

Jorginho was back at his best last weekend, keeping his coolness and scoring two goals, both from penalties, rescuing a late, dramatic 3-2 win over naive Leeds. As a result, Chelsea avoided conceding further ground in the EPL title race, maintaining the pressure on Liverpool and Man City.

It was a crucial win for the Blues and their title hopes after their 3-2 defeat to West Ham. Let's say it was a deserved win, mainly because they turned things around coming back twice. However, there's also something negative regarding their performance. They allowed eight goals in the last three games across all competitions and 10 in their previous five compared to just three in the first 10 Premier League games, which is worrying. They have a few defensive injury issues to address at the moment, but they can't afford to drop points against Everton because the gap between them and the top spots will maximize.

Last week, if you remember, we talked about Arsenal's home record against Southampton. This time it's Chelsea's turn as they are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League home games against Everton, winning eight of their previous ten head-to-heads and keeping seven clean sheets in the process. Tuchel needs to solve his team's defensive problems to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool.

N'Golo Kante came off injured during last month's Champions League win over Juventus, while Trevoh Chalobah had a similar destiny. Both are back full training before Thursday's clash, but we expect them to start on the bench against Everton. Mateo Kovacic has been out for eight weeks with injury and covid, but his self-isolation period is due to end at the end of this week, so he will not play against the Toffees.

Chelsea loves playing in the Premier League on Thursdays, winning seven of their previous 11 Thursday EPL games. Despite conceding so many goals during the last month, Chelsea remains one of the best defensive teams in Europe. Mason Mount is enjoying excellent scoring form, contributing on the scoresheet in his previous three Premier League appearances. He's priced at +115 with BetMGM to find the back of the net on Thursday.

Everton: Nowhere to be Found

Everton beat Arsenal 2-1 two rounds ago, but they immediately returned to losing ways allowing three goals against Crystal Palace in the 3-1 away defeat. On top of that, they lost Brazilian striker Richarlison, who came off injured last weekend against the Eagles. They will also be without Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies, Yerry Mina, and Lucas Digne. Andros Townsend is also facing weeks on the sidelines after cracking a bone in his foot, while Seamus Coleman is still sidelined with bone bruising and muscle damage.

The situation is desperate for the visitors as an entire team is injured and mostly their top scorers. In addition, Rafa Benitez is under massive pressure at Everton after seven defeats in the last nine EPL games. On top of that, Everton is reportedly starting to take action and contacting Wayne Rooney to replace the Spaniard.

Chelsea vs. Everton Betting Picks

Chelsea has been leaking goals in recent matches, but Everton is without their attacking spine, so who will score? They will be desperate to add some points to their season tally. Still, we expect them to have a defensive approach and play for a goalless draw because they have no attacking firepower, having a depleted squad at their disposal.

Chelsea will enter this match all guns blazing, and we expect them to win the three points easily. Given Everton's poor away record against the Blues and their injury issues, we don't expect them to find the back of the net, but as we hate betting on the "win to nil" market, we will skip that. So instead, we are going with two different picks, and we will split our stake.

Chelsea vs. Everton Picks

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Alex Campean has been a soccer fan since 1990 when he watched the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. He knows everything about the top 5 European leagues, Champions League and Europa League and he is well known for his “trade-mark” “Alex Classic” bet (both teams to score and over 2.5 goals in the match). He’s very disciplined, follows a strict set of rules, and has great bankroll management. He’s our European soccer specialist and he's having an average of 55 units of profit in the last 7 years with his soccer picks. He’s all about positive energy, respect, and long-term profit and if you ever hear “Alex’s last-minute goal” that means he did it again winning a bet in the last minute of the game, so never lose hope.


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