Chelsea vs Everton Bet Builder Tips: Don’t expect Blues brothers to put on a goal fest

 | 14th April | 

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Relegation-threatened Everton head for Stamford Bridge on Monday evening to face a Chelsea side enduring a strange season under Mauricio Pochettino. The hosts have become very much the entertainers at times, though perhaps not quite in the manner their Argentinian boss would have hoped.

We've put together a 10/1 bet builder for the April 15 Monday Night Football offering.

Chelsea vs Everton betting tips

  • Chelsea to win
  • Total Goals – Under 2.5
  • Idrissa Gueye to be shown a card

#PickYourPunt @ 10/1

Chelsea to win

Everton's record at Stamford Bridge is appalling, with their only win there in the Premier League era coming way back in November 1994.

The Toffees did beat the Blues 2-0 at Goodison Park in December but a first league double over Chelsea for 45 years will surely prove beyond them.

It has taken Chelsea some time to find their feet under Pochettino. They certainly aren't the finished article yet but there have been some encouraging signs that they are getting there of late.

The Blues are unbeaten in seven Premier League matches, winning three and drawing four.

Everton's 1-0 victory over Burnley last weekend ended a 13-game winless run in the league for the Toffees but, with their latest points deduction applied since, a trip to Stamford Bridge may not be an ideal place for them to build on their win over the Clarets.

The hosts are 7/10 favourites to claim all three points and that looks a solid starting point for our #PickYourPunt selection.

Under 2.5 goals

Goals have been flowing freely in Chelsea's games recently.

Pochettino's side have both scored and conceded at least two goals in each of their last seven matches in all competitions, however the goal glut may come to an end against Everton.

For all the Toffees' woes this season, only Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have conceded fewer goals than the Merseysiders' 42 in the top flight.

Sean Dyche will set his side up to be compact and tough to break down, putting the onus on Chelsea to create clear-cut openings - something they may find difficult to do.

Admirable as their defence has been, Everton have struggled badly in front of goal this season. They have scored just 32 Premier League goals, a tally lower than all bar basement club Sheffield United (30).

The Toffees have left Stamford Bridge with a point on their last two visits but they've failed to score in three of the last five at the west London venue.

For now at least, the Chelsea goals show may be halted.

Idrissa Gueye to be shown a card

Everton's Idrissa Gueye missed the 1-0 win over Burnley last time but is expected to return for the Toffees on Monday.

The Senegalese midfielder has been shown seven yellow cards in the Premier League this season, which includes one in December's reverse fixture against Chelsea.

All of Gueye's seven cautions have come against teams currently in the top half of the Premier League and he'll have to make his fair share of tackles on Monday if the game takes the expected pattern.

There is a chance that one of those interventions may see him end up in the referee's notebook again.

#PickYourPunt @ 10/1

Football betting tips from Betfred Insights.

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