Pundit expects Everton to lose first match after Koeman

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas believes that David Unsworth spell as Everton first-team manager will get off to a losing start.

The Under-23s coach has been promoted to the role for the time being due to the recent sacking of Ronald Koeman.

The Dutchman was given his marching orders on Monday after overseeing his team lose 5-2 to Arsenal at Goodison Park at the weekend.

Following a summer spending spree in the transfer market, expectations were high heading into the season, but Everton have won just two of their Premier League games.

Today, the Merseyside outfit switch their attention to the Carabao Cup as they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Team selection could play a big part in the outcome of the result, with many clubs usually opting to rest big-name players in order to focus on other priorities.

Regardless, Nicholas thinks that the Toffees will be beaten 2-0, which would extend their winless run in all competitions to six matches.

The former Arsenal forward toldĀ Sky Sports:

“Do Everton rest players or try to build something here? I think they are just going to Stamford Bridge looking to avoid embarrassment.

“Chelsea aren’t playing well at all, though. While Antonio Conte clearly doesn’t fancy Michy Batshuayi, he needs him right now and I think the Belgian striker will inflict yet another defeat on the Toffees.”