When Jose Mourinho decided it would be wise to bet everything on Diego Costa, Everton took the spoils by signing both Lukaku and Eto’o. When the two teams meet this Sunday, Everton will be with a point to prove, while Chelsea need the win to go up the first place in the table. Everton finished fifth last season and were the first team to steal away three points from Chelsea since Mourinho took over the team for the second time.
Lukaku wasn’t able to play against Chelsea last season, but now at Everton he wants to prove a point to his former manager. Last week Everton were winning with 2-0 against Arsenal in the first half, but then Arsenal mounted an incredible comeback and the match ended up with 2-2. Their injury list is quite extensive as Ross Barkley is joined by Pienaar, Oviedo and Kone in players who will miss the clash.
The Blues have been linked with a great number of players in the last days of the transfer window, and with Diego Costa rumoured to be injured, and Fernando Torres linked with a move to AC Milan it remains to be seen on whom Mourinho will rely for the attack, as for some reason Andre Schürrle, a World Cup champion does not seem to be worthy of starting. Gary Cahill and John Terry will once again be the backbone of the defense, and Ivanovic should be the backup on the right side.
888sport gives Chelsea 2.15 odds to win, Everton 3.55 and a draw is at 3.40. Both teams to score is at 1.80, over 2.5 goals at 2.10, and Chelsea for both halves is at 3.25. We are betting 5 units on the wincast market of Lukaku to score and Everton to win at 5.75.