With five games to go in the league, three of which are at home, and Chelsea needing 12 points to guarantee the Premier League title, the task at hand is clear. Four wins from five gets us the trophy and leaves Spurs contemplating where did it all go wrong once again.
Spurs themselves could make this easier by dropping points this weekend in the North London Derby against Arsenal, or next weekend in another London derby against West Ham United, or the weekend after that against José Mourinho’s unbeatable draw specialists. But let’s not worry about them for now. Chelsea are in control of our own destiny, and even a defeat at Goodison this Sunday would not change that. It would however reduce the margin of error to just about zero (again, provided that Spurs keep winning), so we should probably do our very best to avoid making things that close.
While Chelsea should be fully healthy once again, Everton have only three losses in the last four months, and just one of those, the FA Cup third round disappointment to Leicester City, came at Goodison. Last time Everton lost at home in the league was December 19th, 1-0 to Liverpool, winning all eight since (including a 4-0 over Manchester City).
As usual, this will not be easy. Choose wisely.