Everton 2-0 Chelsea Blues lose & Arsenal top
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on March 17, 2019
Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson scored second-half goals to give Everton a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Chelsea.
7′ CLOSE! Hazard’s shot hits the post
OFF THE POST! Everton are all over the place! The space opens up for Hazard to have a go from 18 yards, and his curler gets the better of Pickford but comes back off the base of the post. Seconds later, Higuain controls a ball over the top and his scuffed shot is blocked by Keane before it can cross the line.
49’GOAL! Everton 1-0 Chelsea (Richarlison)
GOOOOAAALLL!!! EVERTON 1-0 CHELSEA! The hosts are rewarded for their fast start to the second half as Richarlison gives them the lead – his first goal in eight home games, stretching back to December. Calvert-Lewin outjumps David Luiz when attacking a right-sided corner and tests Kepa down low, with the loose ball bouncing nicely for Richarlison to head home from a few yards out.
60′ Great save from Pickford!
72’GOAL! Everton 2-0 Chelsea (Sigurdsson)
GOOOOAAALLL!!!! EVERTON 2-0 CHELSEA! Sigurdsson converts the penalty at the second time of asking. Kepa guesses the right way to deny the Everton midfielder from 12 yards, but the rebound is converted from in front of goal.
Everton eased the pressure on Marco Silva and dented Chelsea’s top-four hopes with a morale-boosting 2-0 win at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Richarlison punished Chelsea’s profligacy just after half-time and Gylfi Sigurdsson converted the rebound from his own saved penalty to secure only the Toffees’ second victory in nine Premier League games at home.
Marco Silva’s men, who dramatically lost 3-2 at Newcastle United last time out, were thoroughly outplayed in the first half, but an improved performance from Jordan Pickford helped keep the visitors at bay.
Defeat for Chelsea, their first since the EFL Cup final, leaves them three points adrift of fourth-placed Arsenal with eight games remaining.
Everton XI: Coleman, G. Sigurðsson, I. Gueye, Digne, J. Pickford, Bernard, M.Keane, A.Gomes, Y. Mina, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison
Subs: M. Stekelenburg, Walcott, Baines, Schneiderlin, C. Tosun, Davies, Lookman
Chelsea XI: G. Higuaín, D.Luiz, Azpilicueta, E. Hazard, Pedro, M.Alonso, Barkley, Jorginho, A. Rüdiger, Kepa, N. Kanté
Subs: Willian, W. Caballero, O. Giroud, M. Kovačić, A. Christensen, R. Loftus-Cheek, C. Hudson-Odoi
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