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Chelsea play host to Everton on Thursday night, and it’s a game between two teams with contrasting fortune.
Chelsea are third in the league, and the Blues have only lost twice in the Premier League this season. However, the Toffees are on a bad patch and have won just once in their last ten games.
In his prediction for the mid-week games, Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to get an easy victory in this game. However, he’s wondering when Thomas Tuchel will let back £98m signing into the team.
He said: “I think this is an easy one to call, so I predict a 3-0 win for Chelsea. Everton are sitting ducks at the moment and I just don’t give them a chance.
“They were fortunate to beat Arsenal and didn’t do anything extraordinary that day, they just showed a lot of heart and scored an absolute peach to win it late in the game.
“If you look at Everton’s Premier League record in recent weeks, it’s been dismal.
“They’ve only got five points from a possible 30 and are bottom of the table if you only consider results from October.
“Chelsea, on the other hand, weren’t great against Leeds, but they still scored three goals and won the game.
“The only question for Chelsea is Romelu Lukaku’s situation.
“He’s clearly back fully fit now, but when is he going to get back into the team?
“If he stays on the bench for a few more games, people will start to wonder if Thomas Tuchel really fancies him or not.”
Paul Merson’s prediction: Chelsea 3-0 Everton