Everton vs Chelsea (Goodison Park)
Duncan Ferguson vs Frank Lampard
Unavailable players for Chelsea: Rudiger, Loftus Cheek,
Unavailable players for Everton: Seamus Coleman, Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph, Jean-Philippe Gbamin, Bernard (possibly), Mina (possibly)
Everton have sacked their manager Marco Silva. The man taking over for this game is Duncan Ferguson, a club legend. He would’ve had less than a day to work with the players meaning we have a huge advantage over them in that sense. Everton are in the relegation zone but must be taken seriously, as seen against West Ham. Everton can be a very dangerous team. In their last 2 games, they sat back in a 5-4-1 and against Leicester, it worked for the majority of the game. Against Liverpool, it was awful. It will be different with a new man in charge but Chelsea must find a way to break them down.
Danger men for Everton: Digne, Sidibe, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Richarlison.
How to win the game: As always, Jorginho and Kante need to boss the midfield. Crossing in the air could be difficult with Mina defending them, however, Tammy can still get on the end of it. Defending set pieces will be very difficult with Sigurdsson delivering them and Mina attacking them. I think they will get a goal exactly like that if Mina is fit enough to play. The way to win is our wingers and attacking midfielder need to play between the lines and cause problems in those dangerous areas and look to feed Tammy Abraham through. Jorginho's passing will be key to unlock this defence who like to play a high line.
The predicted lineup is above. Reece James is our number one right back. Willian was amazing against Aston Villa and I expect him to retain his place in the side. Hudson Odoi might start over Pulisic who’s started in each of the last 9 games in all competitions. Kovacic rested as he looked tired at the end against Aston Villa. Jorginho comes in. Azpilicueta rested, ready for the Lille game and Jorginho takes the arm band. Tammy has to start as always. Rotation is key as we are in December and there are loads of fixtures now.
Lastly, my match prediction is Everton 1-2 Chelsea
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