Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Goodison Park will host Sunday’s Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea, the two sides with entirely different ambitions in the season finale. Everton dropped to the relegation zone following a 2-0 loss in the Merseyside derby, and, no doubt, they are desperate to get back on course on Matchday 35. Dominic Calvert-Lewin faces race against clock to be fit for the match, while all van de Beek, Townsend, Gomes, and Davies should miss out with injuries.
The Blues, on the other hand, did well to beat West Ham in the London derby thanks to Christian Pulisic’s late goal, with the team moving one step closer to securing a top-four finish. Since Frank Lampard’s men are low on spirits following the Merseyside defeat, we are tempted to put our money on the capital club. Antonio Rudiger should be fit for the match, while fit-again defender Andreas Christensen is pushing for a start. All Chilwell, Kovacic, and Hudson-Odoi are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Seamus Coleman):
Quite possibly the most talented footballer to have donned the Republic of Ireland jersey in the second decade of the 21st century, Seamus Coleman is an attacking full-back, who has been one of Everton’s best performers for quite some time.
Plucked from lowly Sligo Rovers in 2009, the highly rated footballer took to Premier League like duck to water and went on to become one of the best right-sided defenders in the league. Coleman has developed a knack for scoring amazing goals, and he already has more than a dozen strikes in the Premier League.
The talented footballer is still waiting for his first goal in the Republic of Ireland national team, but it is only a matter of time before he ends his international drought, even though that is not exactly his main job. The general consensus is that Coleman should have left Everton for a top club earlier in order to realise his full potential, but there is still time for the Irish footballer to grace the biggest stage.
Highlighted Team (Chelsea):
Over the years Chelsea have established themselves as one of the dominant forces in the English Premier League. Roberto Di Matteo helped the team win their first ever Champions League trophy (2011/2012), but it has to be noted that they were more than fortunate to beat Bayern Munich in the title game.
Chelsea have been playing at Stamford Bridge since 1876 and they are a real force to be reckoned with at home. The Blues have won seven FA Cups, five League Cups, two UEFA Cup Winners’ Cups and the UEFA Europa League. Rafael Benitez was in charge of the team that faced Benfica in the 2012/2013 Europa League final, with Branislav Ivanovic scoring the winner for the Blues in the title clash.
After lifting the 2014/2015 Premier League trophy, the Blues largely struggled in the next campaign, which saw Jose Mourinho’s second spell with the club come to an end, and Antoine Conte went over to take the reigns for the 2016/2017 season.