Chelsea vs Everton Betting Odds

Chelsea lost their last match, which eliminated them from the FA Cup competition, but they are still in first place in the England Premier League. While Everton advanced in the FA Cup with a win in their last match they are still big road underdogs facing the Blues in this EPL encounter.

Midweek Bet365 has odds posted for this key EPL encounter with Chelsea at -188 and Everton at +550 with a draw line of +300.

Everton is coming off a loss in their last EPL match and they have lost two of their last three.

Earlier this season at home Everton beat Chelsea 1-0.

Chelsea sits in first place in the EPL with a one-point lead over Arsenal and a three-point lead over a Manchester City side that they lost to in the FA Cup in their last match. The Blues blew a great opportunity to increase their lead in their last league match when they played to a 1-1 draw facing a West Brom team that is in 17th place in the league table.

The Blues are riding an 11 match unbeaten streak in league play and they are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge this season. In league play they have given up the fewest goals and their defense will be a tough nut to crack for the Toffees.

Everton’s defense has been a little sketchy as of late giving up seven goals in their last four matches. They will need to shore up their defense in this match, as they are still without leading scorer Romelu Lukaku, who is out with an ankle injury.

Seamus Coleman and Kevin Mirallas have each scored five goals apiece in league play and on loan striker Lacina Traore scored in the FA Cup encounter this last weekend. These guys will be counted on to provide the offense along with Steven Naismith, who may come off the bench.

While Chelsea’s defense has been great their offense has not been as of late. In their last six matches overall they have scored only six goals and three came in one match. In their earlier loss to Everton this season the Blues won the time of possession battle and had twice as many shots, but could still not find the back of the net.

Eden Hazard leads Chelsea in goals and he and Samuel Eto'o may be the players that the Toffees have to key on.