'Potential banana skin' - Exclusive: Kevin Campbell predicts Everton v Chelsea
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Kevin Campbell believes that Everton will pick up a second consecutive draw when they welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park.
The former Toffees man thinks that the scoreline will be 2-2 when Carlo Ancelotti’s side face the in-form Chelsea.
Campbell believes that the game is a potential banana skin for the Blues and warned that the London club can be ‘rampant’.
Speaking to Goodison News, Campbell said, “It’s a tricky one for Everton and a tricky one for Chelsea because of what happened last season to Chelsea at Goodison. A great 3-1 win, Duncan Ferguson’s first game.
“It’s a potential banana skin for Chelsea. These are the games that Everton want to play, these big games. You know Chelsea can be rampant, look at what they did to Leeds.
“Just as much as they did it to Leeds, Everton could do it to them so it’s going be a really tough game and one that I’m sure Everton are relishing. I’m sure Chelsea are looking forward to it after their last game.
“I think it will be another draw for Everton, 2-2.”
Everton fans will be looking for a strong response from their team after last weekend’s disappointing draw against Burnley.
The Toffees have only won one of their last six league games and they need to improve that record if they are going to challenge for a top-four spot this season.
Chelsea have been excellent this season though and they are keeping pace with Tottenham and Liverpool as they look set to challenge for the title.
Lampard played a weakened side for Chelsea’s Champions League clash against Krasnodar on Tuesday evening which suggests that he is focusing on this weekend’s game against Everton.
Whatever the circumstance, the Toffees need a win and three points off Chelsea would come as a much-needed boost to Ancelotti’s side.
In other Everton news, Toffees scouts will watch Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey on Thursday night