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The English League Cup: Chelsea vs Everton

The English League Cup: Chelsea vs Everton

This season, the English League Cup will be called the Carabao cup, after it’s sponsors. Chelsea will play Everton in the Carabao cup on the 26th of October at the Bridge and again on the 23rd of December 2017. Both teams will be looking to play weaker and younger squads. This fixture is sandwiched in a busy October schedule for either side and both teams will be looking to put in a good run of games leading to the international break in November.

Everton has had a dismal start to the Premier League this season after making several acquisitions in the summer. Everton currently sit on 16th place in the EPL table on 8 points.

After the 3-3 draw with Roma in the Champions League on the 18th of October, Antonio Conte took responsibility for Chelsea’s defensive game. Chelsea will be down to just one healthy fit midfielder in Cesc Fabregas for the upcoming game against Watford in the Premier League. Chelsea currently sits on 5th spot in the EPL.

Injuries

Since the Roma game, Chelsea’s miserable injury woes continue with Bakayoko picking up a groin injury and Luiz picking up a calf injury. Kante is out for the rest of October with a hamstring injury and will return in November. Danny Drinkwater is yet to make a start with a calf injury delaying his debut. Possibly out for another month. Victor Moses is out with a hamstring injury for the next month as well. Everton in the league cup.

Chelsea  

Bakayoko – Groin

Luiz – Calf

Kante – Hamstring

Drinkwater – calf

Moses – hamstring

Everton has key players missing from the first team for some time now. Ross Barkley has been injured since his failed move to Chelsea. Majority of the squad injuries are knee injuries.

Everton

Barkley – Hamstring

Funes Mori – Knee

Bolasie – Knee

Mccarthy – Knee

Coleman – Broken leg

Form

Chelsea – DLLWWW

Everton – DLDWWL

Head-To-Head

Chelsea and Everton have faced each other twice in 2017, with Chelsea winning 2-0 in the Premier League this season and Everton doing the reverse in the FA Cup last season. Overall, Out of 177 meetings, Chelsea has won 71 games, Everton has won 54 games and 52 games ended in a deadlock.

Prediction

This should be a high scoring game with a few key names to make starting IX. Bookies have favored Chelsea to win this game with the odds against Everton. The Full-time score should end 4-2 to Chelsea.

Odds

Chelsea – 2/5

Draw – 7/2

Everton – 7/1



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