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Chelsea hosts Everton on Monday in a critical battle for position in the English Premier League. The teams are separated by one point in the fight for the last Champions League spot, with Chelsea fourth and Everton fifth. Chelsea has not lost under new manager Thomas Tuchel, going 8-0-2 in the 10 matches, and has shut out Atletico Madrid, Manchester United and Liverpool in successive games. Everton has won three straight but has not beaten the Blues at Stamford Bridge in its last 25 tries.     

Kickoff from London is set for 1 p.m. ET. The latest Chelsea vs. Everton odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Chelsea as the 0.5-goal and -185 money-line favorite, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Everton vs. Chelsea picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.

Now, Green has set his sights on Chelsea vs. Everton and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.

  • Everton vs. Chelsea spread: Chelsea -0.5
  • Everton vs. Chelsea over-under: 2.5 goals
  • Everton vs. Chelsea money line: Everton +550, Chelsea -185, Draw +305
  • CHEL: G Edouard Mendy has 12 clean sheets (third in EPL).
  • EVTN: F Richarlison has scored a goal in four straight games.

Why you should back Chelsea

The Blues (13-8-6, 47 points) have been nearly impossible to score on under Tuchel, and it faces an Everton squad that has not outshot an opponent in its past 15 matches. Chelsea has allowed two goals under Tuchel with an approach focused on strong defense and timely attacks. The Blues hold the ball more than 61 percent of the time and complete nearly 86 percent of their passes. 

The defensive approach doesn't mean Chelsea has trouble scoring. Six players have at least four goals, with Tammy Abraham (six), Mason Mount (five) and Timo Werner (five) making the most of their chances. Mount and Werner also create opportunities, combining for eight assists. Jorginho and N'Golo Kante proved to be a dangerous midfield duo against Liverpool, harassing defensively and making the key passes.  

Why you should back Everton

The Toffees (14-4-8, 46 points) beat Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park and are looking to complete their first league double over Chelsea since 1978-79. Everton has won three of the last four against the Blues. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is a master tactician, and his squad comes in on a strong three-game win streak started with a huge 2-0 win at Liverpool in the Merseyside derby.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the key to the attack and entered the weekend tied for fourth in the EPL with 13 goals. Ten Everton players have at least one goal. Richarlison has six and three assists, while Gylfi Sigurdsson has six career goals against Chelsea. Lucas Digne is one of the league's best defenders and helps push the attack, tying for sixth in the EPL with six assists. 

How to make EPL picks for Everton vs. Chelsea

Green is leaning under on the total, and he's also found an X-factor that has him jumping all over one side of the money line. Go to SportsLine to see his picks

So who wins Everton vs. Chelsea? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the top Everton vs. Chelsea picks, all from the European soccer expert who has generated over $16,900 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.