Everton will face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday (10 December) at Goodison Park as the games are coming thick and fast.
The Toffees are one of the in-form teams at the moment, having picked up three wins in their last four games, including a 3-0 win over Newcastle United on Thursday night at home turf.
Paul Merson, who also works as a pundit for Sky Sports, says he would be “shocked” if Chelsea won the game. Mauricio Pochettino’s side are struggling badly at the moment, and it is really difficult to point out what’s going wrong for them at the moment.
They have picked up just one win from their last four Premier League games, including two defeats, and Merson predicts another 3-1 loss for them.
“Everton are a much better team away from home, but I think they will beat Chelsea this time around,” said Merson to Sportskeeda.
“Mauricio Pochettino’s side are missing something, I can’t quite point my finger at it. They did well against Man City but were absolutely blown away by Newcastle, particularly in the second half.
“Manchester United also got the better of them, so it’s not been an easy few weeks for Chelsea. I’ve never seen a team with such high-quality players give the ball away as much as Chelsea did against Manchester United, so things aren’t going well for them at the moment.
“I’d be shocked if Chelsea won this game. Everton are creating enough chances, but they haven’t put many of them away. However, I think they’ll do enough to secure a comfortable win this weekend.”
Big game for both teams
Everton would have leapfrogged Chelsea had the ten-point deduction not happened. It shows what a brilliant job Sean Dyche is doing at Goodison Park.
The Toffees are playing with pride and passion and they are growing in confidence with every win they manage.
In contrast, Chelsea are lacking an identity in their approach. The Blues have invested a lot of money in signing new players in the past few seasons, but it seems, something is still missing for them.
There is a lack of consistency at the moment, but we all know Pochettino is capable of turning it around. At the moment, it seems like there is no cohesion on the side.
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