By Pranav Shahaney

16th Mar, 2023 | 9:10pm

Chris Sutton predicts score of Everton Premier League clash v Chelsea

Chris Sutton is predicting Chelsea to secure a routine victory against Everton due to the latter’s torrid form away from Goodison Park.

The Toffees are set to travel to Stamford Bridge to take on Graham Potter’s side on Saturday, March 18.

Both sides have changed managers mid season and have drastically different aspirations from the final few weeks of the Premier League campaign.

Speaking to the BBC, Sutton said as he predicted a 2-0 win for the hosts, “Chelsea seem to be finding a bit of form, at last. Wouldn’t it be something if they won the Champions League under Graham Potter, after such a difficult start for him at Stamford Bridge?

“First things first, though, they should take three points on Saturday.

“Everton are another team who are decent at home but dreadful away. They have a really tough run-in, by the way, so their form on the road will have to improve at some point if they are going to stay out of the bottom three.”

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Tough one

It’s never an easy game to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Sean Dyche is going to have to get this side prepared for a fight.

The hosts appear to have picked up form at the wrong time and that certainly will be annoying for the Toffees who may have wanted to play them earlier.

Regardless, Dyche is not one to bow away from a fight and neither is he going to ask his players to do so.

They’ve got a robust midfield and a number of hard-working players that can suck the life out of the game and make things incredibly hard for Chelsea.

Potter’s side are likely to have more than two-thirds of the ball but if Everton are organised at the back, chances of the hosts getting too many chances at goal are going to reduce.

Thankfully, none of Chelsea’s attackers appear to be in top form so they’re unlikely to make lives too hard for the Toffees defenders.