Mark Lawrenson predicts winner for Everton vs Chelsea

BBC Football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction for tonight’s Premier League clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park.

The Toffees have lost their way over the past few months after making a brilliant start to the season with four successive wins which saw them top of the table.

They have registered just victory over the next seven games and are currently ninth in the standings, seven points adrift of table-toppers Tottenham Hotspur.

Elsewhere, the Blues have gone from strength-to-strength after an average start to the season and their nine-match unbeaten league run sees them just two points behind Spurs.

The west London side have not won a league game at Goodison Park in the previous three attempts with one draw and two defeats, but Lawrenson has backed them to end the run with a 2-0 win.

“There are question marks over Everton’s defence so this is not a good time for them to be playing a Chelsea side who are playing well,” he was quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“You can still get at Chelsea, but they have really tightened up. Frank Lampard’s side are really good on the break and that might be how they hurt Everton here.

Chelsea won’t be without the services of Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi. The duo are out with hamstring injuries. Other than that, there are no fresh injury concerns.

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