Chelsea’s title defense thus far could best be described as shaky. Four points from four Premier League matches already has Jose Mourinho’s men eight points off Manchester City; a massive hole to begin the season.
After a two-week international schedule that included qualifiers for Euro 2016, Chelsea return to action on Saturday against Roberto Martinez’s Everton, who sit in ninth on five points from four matches.
Chelsea won both matchups last year, including a wild 6-3 win that included a pair of goals from Diego Costa.
Here’s what you need to know about the match:
English Premier League, Round 5
Saturday, Sept. 12
Goodison Park, Liverpool
7:45 a.m. EST/12:45 p.m. GMT
NBCSN/NBC Universo (USA)/BT Sport 1 (UK); (International viewers, click here for your local provider)
Everton 3/1, Chelsea 10/11, Draw 5/2
Over/Under: 2.5 Goals, Under (8/11), Over (1/1)
First Goalscorer: Everton: Romelu Lukaku (15/2), Arouna Kone (17/2); Chelsea: Diego Costa (7/2), Falcao (9/2)
Both Teams to Score: Yes (4/5), No (10/11)
Goalless Draw: (9/1)