Chelsea vs. Everton: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04:  Pedro of Chelsea celebrates with teammates Marcos Alonso and Alvaro Morata after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
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Chelsea will be looking to continue their unbeaten start to the 2018-19 campaign on Sunday against an in-form Everton team.

The Blues have hit the ground running under Maurizio Sarri, and while they are still two points behind leaders Manchester City, supporters will be delighted with the manner in which the team is performing.

Everton, meanwhile, appear to be getting their act together under Marco Silva, with four wins from their past five games in the top flight. They beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 last time out to move to within two points of the top six.

A fascinating fixture is in store at Stamford Bridge. Here are the odds for the game, the key details on where to catch the action and a preview of what's to come in the capital.

                     

Odds

Chelsea win (2-5)

Draw (17-4)

Everton win (15-2)

Odds according to OddsShark.

                  

Date: Sunday, November 11

Time: 2:15 p.m. (GMT), 9:15 a.m. (ET)

TV Info: Sky Sports (UK), NBC Sports (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), NBC Sports App (U.S.)

                   

Preview

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Ross Barkley of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

The main storyline heading into this one, aside from Chelsea's excellent form and Everton's resurgence, is Ross Barkley.

The midfielder left Everton to join the London club in January 2017, having run down his contract with the Toffees. After a difficult first season at the Bridge, Barkley has featured regularly under Sarri and appears in line to start against his former employers.

"I don't think it will be the best," the midfielder told Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp about the reception he will get from fans of his old club. "... I'm not nervous. I'm excited to play against my former club and team-mates—I understand how some of them play, so that could be an advantage for me."

Sarri has been full of praise for the England international:

It's not only Barkley the Everton defence will need to be wary of, though, as Eden Hazard appears poised to be back in the starting XI on Sunday.

The Belgium international has been out of action with a back injury in recent weeks, but he was introduced from the bench against Crystal Palace in Chelsea's most recent league game and made an instant impact when the match was deadlocked at 1-1:

Hazard also started against BATE Borisov on Thursday, and after that run-out, he will be hopeful of adding to his tally of seven Premier League goals this term.

He's been the key man in a Blues team that has gone undefeated longer than any outfit in Europe's top-five divisions this season:

Containing the attacking talent Chelsea have will be a challenge for the Toffees, although they aren't likely to sit deep and defend in this one. Under Silva, they have been enterprising and attacking in every game they have played.

That's not a surprise given the attacking potency the team has, with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Richarlison leading the charge. Journalist Paul Brown summed up how well the latter has been doing since arriving at Goodison Park from Watford in the summer:

Given Everton will press with aggression and intent, the attackers both teams have at their disposal should find space to work in. It means the likes of Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Hazard and Barkley will get chances to stamp their authority on the contest.

While the Toffees appear to be making progress under Silva, Chelsea are performing to a high standard, and in Hazard, they boast a world-class performer. If the Belgium international is fully fit, he will swing the game their way.

Prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Everton

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