clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Everton vs Chelsea: Writer Prediction League

Which Everton will show up at Goodison Park on Sunday?

Chelsea FC v Everton FC - Premier League

Going into last week’s match against Newcastle United, it felt like Everton might finally be back on track. A straightforward victory over Cardiff City and well-fought draw against title-chasing Liverpool showed that there finally might be more progress under Marco Silva.

The first half against Newcastle seemed to indicate that the Toffees might have finally figured it out — then the second half came along and obliterated any and all such hopes.

So now, we’re back to where things have been most of the season. There’s a moderately successful, high-performing team somewhere in this group, but they just can’t seem to find themselves with any real regularity.

And now, Everton faces a genuine challenge this weekend with Chelsea coming to Goodison Park. It looked like the Londoners’ season might fall apart after the bizarre ending to the Carabao Cup final, but since that match, Maurizio Sarri’s side has been in decent form, comfortably advancing to the Europa League quarterfinals and sitting just three points out of fourth place, with a game in hand on the rest of the challengers.

Can the Toffees really hope to grab a result here? Before we answer that question, let’s look briefly back at our predictions from the Newcastle fiasco.

Newcastle Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. Digne Digne Draw 1-1 0
Brian F. Sigurdsson Digne Draw 1-1 0
Brian L. Richarlison Gueye Everton 2-1 0
Calvin Rondon Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Chris Richarlison Pickford Everton 1-0 0
Geno Richarlison Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Matt A. Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Everton 2-1 0
Matthew C. Sigurdsson Gueye Draw 2-2 0
Pete Richarlison Richarlison Everton 1-0 0
Rachel Calvert-Lewin Richarlison Everton 1-0 1
Sean Rondon Gomes Everton 3-1 0
Tom Richarlison Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Zach Sigurdsson Sigurdsson Draw 2-2 0

None of us had a Newcastle victory, nor Bernard as Everton’s man of the match. The lone point goes to Rachel, who correctly had Dominic Calvert-Lewin opening the scoring.

That’s a continuation of a hot streak from Rachel, which is the main change in our prediction league table.

Prediction League Table

Writer Points
Writer Points
Calvin 64
Rachel 56
Adam B. 53
Sean 51
Geno 51
Chris 51
Matt A. 51
Pete 50
Brian L. 49
Tom 49
Matthew C. 46
Brian F. 45
Zach 44

With that point, Rachel moves into sole possession of third place, while Calvin still holds a big lead over the rest of the pack.

There’s a pretty wide spread of predictions in the Chelsea match this week, which could open the door for some movement in the table. Let’s take a look at the predictions.

Chelsea Predictions

Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Writer First Scorer Everton MOTM Winner Score Points
Adam B. None Keane Draw 0-0 0
Brian F. Higuain Davies Chelsea 3-1 0
Brian L. Calvert-Lewin Gomes Draw 2-2 0
Calvin Hazard Pickford Chelsea 2-1 0
Chris Higuain Gueye Chelsea 2-1 0
Geno Hazard Digne Chelsea 2-1 0
Matt A. Higuain Sigurdsson Chelsea 2-0 0
Matthew C. Pedro Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Pete Sigurdsson Gueye Draw 1-1 0
Rachel None Gueye Draw 0-0 0
Sean Higuain Gueye Everton 2-1 2
Tom Richarlison Digne Draw 1-1 1
Zach Sigurdsson Pickford Everton 1-0 2

There’s a little more confidence in Everton than I might have expected, with two writers predicting Everton victories and another six predicting draws.

Idrissia Gueye is the most common pick for Everton man of the match, while Gonzalo Higuain is the most popular choice to open the scoring.