Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Chelsea and Everton face each other at Stamford Bridge in the closing match of Saturday’s program. The Blues are on a three-game winning run in all competitions, and they must be high on confidence following a 3-1 win at Leicester City. N’Golo Kante should bet fit for the match, while Raheem Sterling will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Reece James has recovered from illness, but all Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Mason Mount, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang remain in the recovery room.
The Toffees, meanwhile, aim to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Brentford. Everton, though, are not regarded as good travellers, and seeing that they suffered three defeats in the previous four away matches, anything but a routine home win would be a major surprise. Since there are no fresh injury worries in the visiting team ahead of the trip to London, Sean Dyche is unlikely to make changes to the team that defeated the Bees.
Highlighted Player (Kalidou Koulibaly):
Despite being born in Saint-Die-des-Vosges, France on June 20, 1991, Kalidou Koulibaly represents Senegal on the international stage. Koulibaly began his youth career at Saint-Die, but he played for Metz at the start of his career as well.
The left-footed defender continued playing for les Grenats at the senior level and it has to be noted that he made 42 appearances in the league for the club before joining Genk in 2012. In 2014 Koulibaly signed a five-year deal with Napoli for a fee of £6.5 million. In August 2014 the Senegal international made his Champions League debut in a 1-1 draw with Athletic Club.
Kalidou Koulibaly is a tall, quick and physically strong footballer, who is impressive in the air. He is capable of playing as both centre and full back. The Napoli defender made his Senegal debut in September 2015 against Namibia. In 2017 he represented the Lions of Teranga at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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 campaigns.
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.