Mauricio Pochettino has given Chelsea a positive Premier League fixture display ahead of a busy December schedule. The Blues face Everton at Goodison Park this Sunday looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat to Manchester United earlier this week.
In recent weeks, Chelsea’s form has been mixed with the gap to the top four getting bigger every week. The Blues beat European rivals Brighton the previous weekend, but were comfortably beaten by Champions League hopefuls Newcastle before that.
The last couple of weeks perfectly exemplify how Chelsea’s season has gone and gone off course so far, with Chelsea looking to win against Everton this Sunday. However, the Toffees have been in fine form with wins over Newcastle and Nottingham Forest in the last seven days.
Through their challenging fixture run-in, which began against Arsenal in late October, the Blues have taken seven points from 21 points. While that may not be the best return, it would be great if Pochettino’s side were to pick up a big sum. Points from their next five games until the end of 2023.
And according to OptaAnalystChelsea are rated as having the easiest of the next five matches, not including Manchester City, who play four league games, with an average rating of 84 for the opposition. At the opposite end, Arsenal and Crystal Palace are said to be the toughest rivalries. coming weeks.
Following the clash with Everton, Chelsea travel to Wolves and Luton, while Sheffield United and Crystal Palace welcome to Stamford Bridge. Picking up maximum points from those matches will be crucial for the remaining top four hopes.
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In between league games, Chelsea also face Newcastle in the Carabao Cup. With the Blues 11 points adrift of the Champions League qualification spots and just over 20 games to play before Saturday afternoon’s fixtures, the west Londoners will need to start picking up points if they are to lose the top four.
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