A penalty was the difference between the sides at Goodison Park as Everton fed off the atmosphere created by 2,000 fans for the first time since March to arrest their slide”The impact was really strong,” said Everton boss Carlo Ancelotti on the difference even a small number of fans made. All the important points are coming up in today’s review.
The only goal came on 22 minutes when Dominic Calvert-Lewin was wiped out by a rash challenge from Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Gylfi Sigurdsson coolly slotted away the spot-kick. Ancelotti’s men had won just once in their previous seven games after a flying start to the campaign had taken them top of the table in early October. This is a huge breakthrough for Everton who needed this win badly. They jump to 7th
Chelsea hit the post twice through Reece James and Mason Mount from shots outside the box, but were limited without the creative spark of the injured Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic. “We didn’t have enough. For our levels, at what we’ve been recently, it was not good enough,” said Lampard. “It was a big test for us, we didn’t pass that test but we will in the future.” This will be a huge blow to Chelsea’s confidence and they need to come back stronger against Wolves.
So that is it for this game. The match ends end in Everton’s favor and both teams have positives and negatives a point a piece. Next up it is Southampton Vs Sheffield. Till then, Goodbye and take care.