Welsh side Cardiff City would be hoping to bounce back from the thrashing they received at home to London club Watford at the weekend when they face a struggling Everton side under Marco Silva in front of their home fans in Cardiff.
Everton fans have not been pleased with the progression of the team under Marco Silva who started well having been appointed as the Toffees boss in the summer.
His team has generally struggled for consistency since they lost the Merseyside Derby in a strange fashion.
Divock Origi came off the bench to give Liverpool a 1-0 win in injury time courtesy a goalkeeping error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
The Toffees have won just three times away from home in the Premier League this season and they could make it a fourth win with the odds of 2.15 according to SportPesa.
Cardiff City were thrashed 5-1 at home by the Hornets at the weekend and manager Neil Warnock would be hoping for an instant response from his team against Merseyside club Everton.
SportPesa is offering a Cardiff City win at the odds of 2.55 while a stalemate is at 3.35.
Cardiff City are just one point above the relegation zone in their fight for survival.
Everton Midfielder Hails Fantastic Display vs Chelsea
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye has hailed his team’s fantastic display against Chelsea in their Premier League clash at the weekend.
The Toffees were able to dent Chelsea’s top-four aspirations with a 2-0 win at home.
Senegalese international Gueye was named the Man-of-the-Match for his display against Chelsea.
Gueye tweeted his MotM Award on Monday as he praised the Toffees performance at the Goodison Park on Sunday evening.
Everton secured their first league win at home since January with the victory over Chelsea.
In addition, it was the Toffees’ first league victory over a top-six side in two years since they thrashed Manchester City 4-0.
Chelsea dominated the first half and were unable to convert their chances before Everton showed them the way with two second-half goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
The Blues will have to improve their away form in the Premier League if they want to achieve a top-four spot at the end of this season.
Chelsea have now lost four of their last five away games in the Premier League with just the 2-1 win over West London rivals Fulham to show for their troubles within that period.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri and his players have a lot of grounds to make up with the Blues still three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.
Chelsea Top Four Hopes In Tatters After Everton Win
Chelsea are in serious trouble after their latest Premier League defeat left them with a lot of do in the race for a top-four spot at the end of the season.
The Blues missed out on a fantastic opportunity to close the gap on the teams above them on the table following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Everton.
Tottenham Hotspur (third), Arsenal (fourth), Manchester United (fifth) and Chelsea (sixth) are all battling for the top four places on the Premier League table with just four points separating the aforementioned four teams.
The top four places will guarantee Champions League football next season.
An away win over Everton would have taken Chelsea to within one point of Tottenham Hotspur in third place and level with the Gunners in fourth place but the Blues missed out on that opportunity.
Chelsea dominated the first half with Star player Eden Hazard hitting the post in the first ten minutes.
The Blues wasted several opportunities in the first half and that came back to haunt them against a rejuvenated Everton side in the second half.
Richarlison gave the Toffees the lead just four minutes into the second half before Gylfi Sigurdsson added a second goal in the 72ND minute after scoring the rebound from his saved penalty.
It was the Toffees’ first league win at home for over two months.
Everton Midfielder Relishing Merseyside Derby Clash With Liverpool
Everton midfielder Tom Davies is eagerly anticipating the Merseyside Derby clash with Liverpool as he hopes to put a dent in the Reds’ title challenge.
In his pre-match thoughts via Goal, Tom Davies revealed that the target is to stop their rivals who are on course for a first Premier League title.
He also pointed out that Everton are looking for consistency after failing to win successive league games since October.
Tom Davies warmed up for the 200th Merseyside Derby with a comprehensive 3-0 victory at struggling Cardiff City and the Toffees would be hoping to make it two wins in a row for the first time in five months when they face Liverpool.
The Reds started the weekend at the top of the Premier League table but they have been replaced by defending champions Manchester City.
The holders defeated Bournemouth 1-0 away from home to snatch top spot from Liverpool.
The Reds can only go back to the Premier League summit with a win over their Merseyside rivals.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 18 games against the Toffees.
Everton’s last win over Liverpool came in the Premier League in 2009 when they thrashed them 3-0 in front of their home fans.
Liverpool Mojo Is Back Ahead Of Everton Clash
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is sure that the Reds are back to their best following the big win over Watford in their last league game.
The Reds produced one of their best performances of the season as they thrashed an in-form Watford side to keep their place at the summit of the Premier League table.
In his latest interview via Goal, Scottish national team captain Robertson has warned opposition teams that the Liverpool spark is back.
Andy Robertson weighed in with two assists as Liverpool secured a comprehensive victory over the Hornets.
Only three players namely Leroy Sane, Eden Hazard and Ryan Fraser have more assists than Andy Robertson who’s having a fantastic season.
Sadio Mane scored a first half brace to give Liverpool a 2-0 lead at the halftime interval before Divock Origi added a third goal in the 66th minute.
Dutch international centre back Virgil Van Dijk added two late goals to make it a resounding win for the Merseysiders in front of their fans.
Liverpool have a one-point lead at the top of the Premier League table ahead of the holders Manchester City.
Andy Robertson would be hoping to continue his good form for Liverpool when they face Everton in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday.
Sigurdsson Will Show His Quality Against Liverpool – Marco Silva
Everton manager Marco Silva is certain that midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson will show his quality in the colours of the Toffees ahead of their upcoming league clash with Merseyside rivals Liverpool.
Everton will take on Premier League title chasers Liverpool in a Matchweek 29 clash at Goodison Park on the weekend.
Marco Silva praised the impact of Sigurdsson during his post-match press conference after the thumping win over Welsh side Cardiff City which served as a perfect dress rehearsal for the Reds game.
He was reacting to the performance of the Icelandic international star who scored two goals to give Everton a 3-0 win at the Cardiff City Stadium against the struggling Premier League side.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin got the other goal towards the end of the game to make it a comprehensive win for Everton.
Marco Silva has been under a lot of pressure due to the recent run of poor results.
Everton lost nine of their last 14 games in the Premier League before the Cardiff City win.
The result against the Welsh side ended a run of three straight defeats.
Their Merseyside rivals Liverpool will take on Watford at Anfield on Wednesday night hoping to maintain their lead at the top of the table.
Why Everton Defender Could Be An Option For Chelsea Next Season
Everton defender Kurt Zouma has talked about the improvement in his game since he joined the Merseyside rivals at the start of this season.
The French international centre back signed for the Toffees on loan from Chelsea last summer and he has been a regular in an Everton team that has not lived up to fans’ expectations this season especially in the Premier League.
Kurt Zouma could be an option for Chelsea in defence upon his return from his Everton loan spell this summer.
The 24-year-old spoke about his Everton career in a chat with the club’s officials as he said that manager Marco Silva has improved his game since he joined the club on the deadline of last summer’s transfer window.
Kurt Zouma further added that he has been a better player on the ball at Everton.
This would be music to the ears of Sarri who has adopted a ball playing approach since he was appointed the Chelsea manager at the start of the season.
Chelsea might need defenders in the summer with question marks over the future of David Luiz and Gary Cahill at the club.
Cahill is almost certain to leave Chelsea as a free agent in the summer, while David Luiz wants more than a one-year contract extension to extend his stay at the club.
Chelsea Must Pay £80m To Sign Everton Star
Former European champions Chelsea will reportedly have to spend big if they are to sign one of their targets in the summer.
Everton forward Richarlison has been targeted by the Blues as a potential replacement for star player Eden Hazard who may leave the West Londoners in the summer.
According to the publication from the Daily Star on Sunday, Chelsea will have to spend at least £80m to sign Brazilian international Richarlison.
The Toffees have slapped a potential club-record transfer fee of £80m on the former Watford player.
Richarlison swapped Watford for Everton at the start of the season in a deal reported to be around £40m plus add-ons that could take the transfer fee towards the £50m mark.
He has already scored 11 goals for the Merseysiders in all competitions including 10 goals in the league in what’s his first campaign as an Everton player.
Richarlison is one of the players on the Blues’ transfer shortlist ahead of the summer in the event that Belgian international Hazard leaves the club.
Eden Hazard has just 18 months left on his Chelsea contract and it’s almost certain that be won’t sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge with the player keen to join European champions Real Madrid.
Everton battle Monaco for Sarri’s outcast
Everton are trying all they could to see that Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi ends up at the Goodison Park this month, that’s coming from Sky Sports and talkSPORT presenter Jim White.
The pundit who is known for his reliability said that the Merseyside club are ready to compete with Thierry Henry in the race to sign the Belgian striker before the end of the month.
Despite signing Richarlison from Watford in the summer, Marco Silva’s men are not scoring many goals, much to the displeasure of the former Watford manager.
The pundit, who shares a close relationship with Everton owner Farhad Moshiri, revealed that the Toffees are working hard so as to have the Belgian star at Goodison Park for the rest of the season.
“Everton are working on Michy Batshuayi. They want to bring him there. Whether they can is another matter.” he said.
Batshuayi spent the first half of the season with Spanish side Valencia but it was one to forget as he only scored twice in 25 fixtures in all competitions.
His unimpressive display reportedly led to his contract termination by Valencia and he’s yet to find another suitor for his signature.
However, Monaco manager Thierry Henry is willing to help the former Borussia Dortmund forward regain his beastly form as he wants him in his team.
The former Arsenal striker believes so much in the player’s ability and wants to play a role in helping him become a force to reckon with once again.
The Frenchman had a very good understanding with Batshuayi during his days as Belgian assistant coach, it will be interesting to see how both parties reunite to help Monaco avoid relegation.
Everton Join Chelsea In Race To Sign Chelsea Target
Merseyside rivals Everton have joined Chelsea in the race to sign one of the Blues’ transfer targets in the current January transfer window.
Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson has been a long-term target for Chelsea in their quest to solve their goalscoring problems.
The Toffees also have issues in their striking department just like what’s obtainable at Stamford Bridge.
Callum Wilson has been in very good form for the Cherries this term after recovering from two serious knee injuries in the last three years.
The 26-year-old has netted nine goals in the Premier League this term in addition to five assists in 20 appearances.
His form earned him an invitation to the Three Lions of England squad under manager Gareth Southgate.
Callum Wilson was handed a start in the game between England and the United States of America in an international friendly in November.
He scored the third goal on his debut against the Americans as England ran out 3-0 winners.
Apart from Everton and Chelsea, West Ham United are also interested in a move for Callum Wilson with the Hammers targeting him as a replacement for Austrian international star Marko Arnautovic who’s on his way to Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG.
Liverpool, Everton Battle For €100m-rated Midfielder
Liverpool and Merseyside rival Everton will do battle with each other for the right to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.
This is according to the publication from Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
It was revealed that the two Merseyside clubs want to sign the Portuguese international player.
The 24-year-old has been in sensational form for Portuguese Super League side Sporting Lisbon since he signed for the club at the start of last season.
He joined the Europa League campaigners from Italian Serie A side Sampdoria in the summer of 2017.
Bruno Fernandes scored 16 goals and provided 20 assists for Sporting Lisbon in the last campaign in all competitions.
The ex-Italian Serie A midfielder has carried that superb form into this season after netting 14 goals and providing nine assists for his team in all competitions.
He has a €100m release clause in his current contract with Sporting Lisbon but it was revealed that the Portuguese club will be willing to part with their prized asset if they receive at least €40m for him.
Bruno Fernandes has shown his immense qualities for Sporting Lisbon in the last two seasons and shouldn’t have much problems adapting to the tactical systems at either Liverpool or Everton.
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