EPL Results: Chelsea defeat Everton 2-0, stay fourth in the table

Chelsea’s unbeaten run under Thomas Tuchel continued as they defeated Everton 2-0 courtesy an own goal from Godfrey and a Jorginho penalty, at the Bridge to take a four-point lead over their opponents.
The Blues dominated proceedings throughout while Everton were poor. The match turned out to be a damp squib unlike the way it was perceived. The Toffees did not pose any sort of a threat or challenge at Chelsea.
ImageChelsea broke the deadlock in the 31st minute as Alonso got in front of Holgate and spread the ball across the six-yard box where Havertz flicked on, but unluckily it hit Godfrey and past Pickford into the back of the net.
It was a very unfortunate goal to concede for Everton. Pickford then made a stunning save just before half time to tip Hudson-Odoi’s shot wide.

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Tuchel’s men made a bright start to the second half when Pickford got a hand to send a freekick from Alonso over. Havertz had a goal disallowed by VAR due to a handball by him before he fired the ball past the Everton No 1.
ImageIt was chance after chance for Chelsea as Everton could not cope up with the heat of the Blues. Richarlison had a chance for the away side to get back on level terms but a poor touch by him denied them that chance.
Pickford made yet another save of the shot from Hudson-Odoi to tip it over the crossbar.
The relentlessness from Chelsea eventually bore fruit when Pickford brought down Havertz in the box as the German tried to take it around him to concede a penalty in the 65th minute, which Jorginho converted by sending the Everton no 1 the wrong way.
ImageOnce Chelsea was 2-0 up, it was all merry for the hosts as they went ahead in search of more.
ImageWerner missed a one-on-one chance against Pickford as the keeper spread himself to block the shot at the near-post.
Jordan Pickford was just about keeping Everton in the contest and this was on show once again as he made an amazing double save off Werner and Kante on the follow up to deny the hosts.
The Blues made a dash right at the end in search of another but were denied yet again by the 27-year-old English goalkeeper, who dived across to push away Mason Mount’s shot.
If not for the heroics of Pickford, this would have turned out to be a hammering for Carlo Ancelotti’s men.
Crucial saves from Pickford just about kept them in the contest, but Everton did not pose any attacking threat as they had a total of one shot on target during the entire match.
Carlo Ancelotti will hope Everton can recover from this performance quickly as they face Burnley next time out, while Chelsea has a trip to Leeds United next.
ImageThis result mean that Tuchel is now unbeaten in 11 games across all competitions since his arrival.
ImageThomas Tuchel’s side stay fourth with this win while Everton also remain in fifth for now as West Ham United play their fixture tonight. A win for the Hammers will drop the Toffees to 6th in the table.


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