Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Chelsea will look to get off to a flying start to the new Premier League season when they take on Everton at Goodison Park. The Blues are on a quest to bring glory days back to Stamford Bridge, and their displays in back-to-back wins over Udinese are surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of Saturday’s clash. Raheem Sterling is likely to make his official Chelsea debut against Everton, as well as towering defender Kalidou Koulibaly, while there are no fresh selection worries in Thomas Tuchel’s team ahead of the trip to Liverpool.
The Toffees failed to impress in the 2021/2022 Premier League season, with the team securing the survival on the penultimate day of the process. Frank Lampard’s men are eager to make amends for the unsuccessful campaign, but they should not be looking for points against Chelsea, who look much stronger than the last term. To make things even worse for the hosts, Salomon Rondon is banned for the match, while Andros Townsend misses out with a knee problem.
Highlighted Player (Gylfi Sigurdsson):
Arguably one of Iceland’s most famous footballers ever, Gylfi Sigurdson was born In Reykjavik on 9 September 1989, but he never played for an Icelandic club on senior level. Having shown a great deal of potential while playing for FH and Breidablik youth teams, the attacking midfielder was snatched by Reading in 2008 and he has since spent the majority of his career in England.
Sigurdsson also went on to represent Hoffenheim and Tottenham Hotspur, but he played his best football during the two spells with Swansea City, scoring 25 goals in first 85 Premier League games for the Swans. Sigurdsson became famous for his dangerous free-kicks and killer passes in the final third, but he was never given a genuine opportunity to prove his worth while at Tottenham Hotspur.
The highly rated footballer had a key role to play as Iceland secured their first ever appearance at a major tournament finals, scoring 6 goals in 10 Euro 2016 qualifiers to ensure he would remain in the history books for years to come.
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.