Paul Merson states his prediction for Everton v Chelsea

Paul Merson is backing Chelsea to ease to a resounding 3-0 win against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

The defending Premier League champions have won their last two top-flight fixtures thanks to victories over Huddersfield Town and Southampton.

The Blues booked their place in the League Cup semi-finals following a 2-1 injury-time victory over Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge.

Alvaro Morata scored a 90th-minute winner to set up a last-four meeting with Arsenal in the Carabao Cup with a place in the Wembley showpiece up for grabs.

Chelsea will make the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday as the Toffees look to extend their unbeaten run to five games in the Premier League.

The defending champions were 2-0 winners against the Toffees back in August thanks to goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Chelsea to ease to victory over Everton at Goodison Park to complete the double over the Toffees this season.

“It was a lovely goal that won it for Chelsea against Bournemouth,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“To overcome a setback like that late equaliser and then still win the game takes some doing. That will give them a real lift coming into this. Extra time would have been a killer.

“Everton have improved a lot, but they are due a slip up having put so much into recent matches. This is the sort of game that Chelsea will step up for.”

Chelsea won the Premier League title with two games to spare last season after finishing seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

The Blues signed six players in the summer transfer window to improve their squad ahead of a return to the Champions League.

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