Everton vs Chelsea EPL Picks 3/8/2020
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Mason Mount and Chelsea (13-6-9, 4th in EPL) play Everton (10-7-11, 11th in EPL) at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, March 8, 2020. The goalies expected to start are Jordan Pickford for Everton and Willy Caballero for Chelsea. Everton are at at +417 while the Pensioners are at -151. The O/U opens at 3.
Everton comes into this game with a record of 10 victories, 7 draws, and 11 defeats ranking them 11th in EPL. So far this season, they have scored a total of 35 goals which ranks 9th in the EPL. Their goal differential is -5, ranking them 10th in the EPL. In discussing shots on target, they currently have a total of 127 which ranks 6th in the EPL. As a unit, Everton currently has a total of 336 fouls which means they are averaging 12 fouls per game. They currently have a total of 37 points for the season and they are averaging an attendance of 39,150.
Gylfi Siguršsson is one of the top players for the Toffees. The midfielder from Iceland has appeared in 370 contests in his career and has played 26,891 minutes. During that time, the 29-year-old has connected on 91 goals and has assisted on 55 goals. He has a career average of 72.7 mins per game. Siguršsson has been a starter in 298 contests and has totaled 257 fouls over the course of that period. In terms of shots on target, Siguršsson has 345 which has him ranking 9th when compared to active players and 1st among midfielders. Richarlison is another player to keep an eye on for the squad from Everton. The 22-year-old from Brazil has scored 37 goals in the time he's played professional soccer which is 76th out of active players in the Premier League. He has played a total of 10,510 minutes in the time he's played professional soccer which is 52nd among active forwards and is averaging 74.5 mins per game which is 145th in the Premier League. In the time he's played professional soccer, he has produced 102 shots on target which is 53rd among active forwards.
In goal for the Toffees is Jordan Pickford from England. He has racked up 22,362 mins protecting the goal for his career. Pickford has surrendered 1.39 goals per 90 minutes for his career which ranks him 25th out of all active goalies. During his time playing professional soccer, he's given up 346 goals. He has a career save percentage of .684 which ranks him 26th out of all active goalies.
Chelsea will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the 2019 season they sit with 13 victories, 6 draws, and 9 losses. With regard to goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the EPL with +8. They have earned a total of 47 goals for the season. Chelsea has a save percentage as a team of .536 which currently has them ranked 20th in the EPL, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They are averaging an attendance of 40,554 which puts them at 9th in the EPL.
One of the guys to watch for the Blues is Mason Mount. The 20 year-old has put 22 balls past the goaltender in his career. He is placed at 73rd among active midfielders in assists with 16 and has 71 shots on target. He has played 7,453 mins and holds an average of 81.0 minutes per game. Another name to know on this squad is Willian. The midfielder from Brazil has racked up 53 goals in the time he's played soccer which places him at 16th among active midfielders. He also has totaled 125 fouls.
In goal for the Blues is Willy Caballero who has played well in his career by surrendering only 1.15 goals per 90 mins and that ranks him 10th in the Premier League. In the 31,810 minutes he's played as a goaltender in his career, he's allowed 407 goals. He holds a career save % of .722 which has him ranked 9th among all goalkeepers still active in the Premier League.
Who will win tonight's soccer game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Everton (+417)
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