Everton travel to Chelsea in the League Cup with David Unsworth in temporary charge following the sacking of manager Ronald Koeman on Monday following another abject display by the Blues, this time against Arsenal, at Goodison on Sunday.

During his 16-month tenure, Koeman came across as aloof and never engaged with the fans. Last year he suggested he would like to manage Barcelona at some stage during his career and you got the impression the Dutchman felt Everton were merely a stepping-stone to bigger and better things. He leaves with his reputation severely dented, if not in tatters, although Director of Football Steve Walsh must shoulder some of the blame and his days must surely be numbered.

Everton are to win at Stamford Bridge and it will be interesting to see what side Unsworth selects, given they face a difficult game at managerless Leicester City on Sunday back in the Premier League.

Who’s Next at Everton?

Who will replace Koeman at Goodison? The early mover has been Burnley’s Sean Dyche who was backed from 6/1 into in the immediate aftermath of Koeman’s departure although he eased back out to on Tuesday.

Unsworth is liked by players and staff alike and has done a magnificent job with the Under 23s winning the title and being heavily involved in the development of young players such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Tom Davies and Jonjoe Kenny. This is a pivotal appointment in the Club’s history and I would prefer the club move heaven and earth for former Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel who has been backed from 16s to on Tuesday in light of media speculation which suggests Moshiri has targeted the young German as his number 1 target. Many believe in Germany, however, that Tuchel is earmarked for the Bayern job in the summer, with 72-year-old Jupp Heynckes in charge just until the end of the season.

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Everton are to win at the King Power Stadium on Sunday but I fear things are going to get worse for the Blues in the East Midlands before they get better. Leicester can be backed at 23/20, with the draw at 5/2. That game also features as this week’s Golden Goal game. £25,000 is up for grabs for free by picking the first goalscorer, the minute of the first goal and scoreline in the game. Enter here.

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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