Our football match prediction:
Chelsea will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over their local rivals Tottenham when they welcome Everton at their Stamford Bridge on Sunday. The Blues did well to bounce back from an upsetting loss to Burnley on the opening day of the season and, no doubt, the title holders regained a much-needed confidence. Full-back Marcos Alonso scored a brace in the London derby at the weekend and all eyes will be on the left-footed Spaniard when Chelsea face Everton this weekend. Important defender Gary Cahill remains on the sidelines through suspension, but coach Antonio Conte has a number of top-class players to choose from and seeing that the Toffees are not regarded as good travelers, we predict that the reigning champions will extend their winning run in the national championship. You should bear in mind that Chelsea rolled over Everton 5-0 in their last meeting in London.
Highlighted Player (Hazard):
After impressing during his six-year spell with Lille (2007-2012), Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea in June, 2012. The Belgian midfielder helped the Blues win the Premier League trophy in the 2014/2015 campaign and it has to be noted that he was named the Premier League Player of the Year back then. Eden Hazard made it to the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals with Belgium, but Argentina proved to be a big catch for the Red Devils in the last eight of the showpiece tournament in Brazil. Hazard scored one goal for Belgium at the Euro 2016 finals, while providing four assists for his teammates and no doubt he was the key player for Marc Wilmots’ team at the tournament in France. Eden was born on 7 January, 1991 in La Louviere, Belgium and it is well known that his brother Thorgan Hazard is a professional football player as well. Eden Hazard is married to Natacha Van Honacker, who gave birth to their three children.
Highlighted Team (Everton):
Everton are one of the two Merseyside giants that were formed back in 1878, with the club holding a long-standing rivalry with Liverpool. Everton have participated in the English top flight for a record 113 seasons, with the team competing in the English second tier in just four camaigns. The Toffees play their home matches at Goodison Park, the stadium that was opened in 1892. Everton have won the national championship nine times, with the team winning their last domestic trophy back in 1987. The Toffees have clinched five FA Cup trophies as well and it has to be noted that a victory over Manchester United in the 1994/1995 FA Cup final helped the team win their last title in the prestigious competition. Everton and Liverpool face each other in the Merseyside derby and the clash between the two local rivals has been called the Merseyside derby since 1955. In the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign Everton were hammered by Liverpool (0-4) at Anfield.