This late in the Premier League season, a majority of the matches played can be seen as pivotal to one race or another.
Chelsea is on a current run that includes games against Manchester United, Liverpool and Everton, so while the term crucial has been used a lot lately in terms of the top four race, it’s with good reason.
The Blues have catapulted themselves up the table under Thomas Tuchel and now sit in an automatic Champions League qualifying place. However, Everton is hot on their trail. Carlo Ancelotti’s men sit one-point (46) behind Chelsea (47), so it’s impossible to overstate the importance of this clash.
The Blues have played a possession-heavy style under Tuchel, if there’s one individual who knows how to counter that style, it’s Ancelotti. The Italian knows the German’s style well after a handful of meetings between the two. Everton’s summer spending spree gave the former Chelsea boss the personnel he needed to defeat the Blues, as we saw in the reverse fixture at Goodison Park.
Chelsea was on the losing end of things earlier this season, but dominated the Toffees in this fixture last season. Billy Gilmour bossed up the midfield on that day as the Blues tore Everton apart en route to a 4-0 victory. A similar result would go a long way in cementing Chelsea’s top four ambitions, especially given some of their rivals have dropped points in recent weeks.
Where can you view the live stream of Chelsea vs. Everton?
Date: Monday, March 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (6:00 p.m. GMT)
Location: London, England
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Chris Kavanagh
TV Info: NBCSN (USA), BT Sport (UK)
Live Stream: NBC Sports
The Blues have gotten off to a flying start under Tuchel and are unbeaten in his first 10 games as manager. If you include Frank Lampard’s final game in charge, Chelsea hasn’t lost in 11. The Blues have massive victories over Tottenham, Atletico Madrid and Liverpool in that span. It hasn’t always been pretty, but points are points—no matter how they’re won. On the flip side of things, Everton has rebounded nicely after a string of poor results.
A victory in the Merseyside Derby jumpstarted the win streak and the Toffees have suddenly won three games on the bounce. One side’s unbeaten run will come to an end on Monday.
Chelsea will likely be the favorite in this match for a few reasons. First and foremost, the Blues are at home. They haven’t lost at Stamford Bridge in over two months since their loss to league leaders Manchester City. Tuchel’s side is also the healthier of the two. The statuses of Tammy Abraham and Thiago Silva are up in the air, but Everton will be without a number of key pieces, most notably in midfield. If there’s anybody who can manage around a few knocks though, it’s Ancelotti.
This bout promises to be an intriguing tactical battle between two of the league’s most accomplished managers. The stakes are high, the stage is set and all we’re left to do now is count down the minutes.
Unable to catch the match? Follow along with The Pride of London as we provide live updates on Twitter!.
- “No thank you”- former chelsea boss aim dig at spur June 10, 2021
- Chelsea goalkeeper wanted by Sarri in Lazio June 10, 2021
- (no title) June 10, 2021
- Chelsea join race to sign Achraf Hakimi June 10, 2021
- Chelsea already contacted erling Haaland on possible move to Chelsea June 9, 2021
- Phil foden revealed his worst nightmare ahead of Champions league final June 9, 2021
Latest Chelsea Injury Updates: Rudiger, Kovacic And Christensen UPDATES!!
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is hoping that Andreas Christensen won’t be out for too long after the Dane suffered a...
Big Loss – Thomas Tuchel provides Mason Mount injury update following Fulham win
Thomas Tuchel has provided an injury update on Mason Mount after he picked up a knock in Chelsea’s 2-0 win...
CHELSEA: Thomas Tuchel issues fresh update over Mateo Kovacic’s injury ahead of West Ham clash
Mateo Kovacic is definitely sidelined for Saturday’s London derby between Chelsea and West Ham United, confirmed Thomas Tuchel in his...
Confirmed Chelsea Injury updates ahead of West Ham Clash
Chelsea defender Thiago Silva remains a doubt for this weekend’s clash against West Ham. The Brazilian missed the match versus...
Confirmed: Arsenal duo Aubameyang and Lacazette to miss Everton match on Friiday
The Gunners will be shorthanded in attack for their game against the Toffees on Friday at the Emirates Stadium Arsenal...
Latest Arsenal Injury: Updates On Lacazette, Odegaard And Aubameyang
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette limped off with 20 minutes to go in the 1-1 draw against Fulham at the weekend,...
Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea
Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...
How much chelsea will make if the win against man city
Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...
Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player
Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...
Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season
We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...
Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future
Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...
TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...
Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned
Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...
Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.
Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...
TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star
Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly considering to hijack Eric Garcia’s proposed move to La Liga giants Barcelona after the Catalans...
“Thomas Tuchel wants him’ Reports Claims Chelsea Are interested in Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho
Chelsea are one of three Premier League teams who are pursuing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to Fichajes.net. The...