Matt Holland states bold prediction for Everton v Chelsea
Matt Holland believes Everton could upset Chelsea in the FA Cup
Everton could spring a surprise and beat Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Goodison Park, according to Matt Holland.
The defending Premier League champions will be hoping to bounce back from their premature Champions League exit on Wednesday night.
As I say the pressure is on them to win silverware so with Chelsea having one or two injury problems Everton could come out and win this
Guus Hiddink’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their last-16 clash, exiting the competition after a 4-2 aggregate loss.
The Dutch head coach is unbeaten in domestic competitions since he took over from Jose Mourinho in December.
But former Republic of Ireland midfielder Holland believes Everton could capitalise on a Chelsea side low on confidence after their European exit.
“This could be quite an intriguing game,” Holland told Marathon Bet.
“It’ll be Interesting to see whether Diego Costa and Eden Hazard are fit and if they’re not, will their injury problems spur Everton on to grab a win?
“The pressure’s on Roberto Martinez to deliver silverware now because fans are restless. They’ve conceded too many goals this season when they’ve been ahead and just can’t shut up shop when winning games.
“As I say the pressure is on them to win silverware so with Chelsea having one or two injury problems Everton could come out and win this.”
Roberto Martinez’s side are unbeaten against Chelsea this season after a win and a draw.
The Toffees lost 3-2 to West Ham in the Premier League last weekend after Everton squandered a 2-0 lead.
Chelsea won the Premier League title under Mourinho last season.