Chelsea 4-0 Everton AS IT HAPPENED: Frank Lampard’s four-goal Blues thump Toffees

Chelsea 4-0 Everton AS IT HAPPENED: Frank Lampard’s four-goal Blues thump Toffees

CHELSEA 4-0 EVERTON | MOUNT [14] PEDRO [21] WILLIAN [50] GIROUD [53]

Mason Mount scored the first in the 14th minute, bursting from midfield and playing a one-two with Pedro before controlling the ball, turning and shooting low into the corner.

Seven minutes later Spain’s Pedro, revelling in space, latched on to a fine through ball from former Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and picked his spot to the left of the advancing Jordan Pickford.

The home side doubled their lead in three second-half minutes. In the 51st the indefatigable Barkley set up Willian to shoot across goal and into the far corner from 20 metres with Pickford stranded. Then France striker Olivier Giroud poked the ball home from a Willian cross after a corner.

Everton coach Ancelotti, who spent two years at Chelsea, leading the team which included current Chelsea boss Frank Lampard to the league and FA Cup double in 2010, enjoyed a warm greeting from the Stamford Bridge crowd.

Yet he cut a forlorn figure on the touchline, his team managing only one shot on target. They lie in 12th place in the table, 11 points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso, Barkley, Gilmour, Mount, Willian, Giroud, Pedro

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Bernard, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison

  • Mason Mount gave Chelsea the lead after 15 minutes. The England international received a pass from Pedro on the edge of the Everton box and turned to fire a low shot past Jordan Pickford.
  • Pedro doubled Chelsea’s lead seven minutes later when the Spaniard latched on to Ross Barkley’s clever through ball and beat Pickford.

  • Chelsea swiftly put the game to bed at the start of the second half, with Willian scoring a low effort from the edge of the area in the 51st minute.

  • Olivier Giroud then made it four when he converted the Brazilian’s cross three minutes later.

CHELSEA 4-0 EVERTON

FT: And that’s all folks. Chelsea were the better team from the very first minute and fully deserved their comprehensive four-goal win over an abysmal Everton at Stamford Bridge.

92: Mason Holgate’s had enough. He flies in recklessly on Anjorin for no real reason and gets a booking for his troubles.

90: Three minutes of added time. Not quite sure why we’re bothering.

89: “It is a sign of just how comfortable Chelsea are here that they’ve got James in midfield, Gilmour pushed a little further forward, Anjorin and now Broja on the pitch too. Chelsea haven’t had many afternoons at home as serene as this,” writes James Olley on Twitter. He’s not wrong.

87: Olivier Giroud heads off to be replaced by Armando Broja, who makes his debut for Chelsea. Albanian Under-21 international I’m told.

86: Jordan Pickford palms away a long-ranger from Cesar Azpilicueta. The resulting corner is sent over to an unmarked Billy Gilmour, whose Paul Scholes-esque volley doesn’t go far.

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83: Things not clicking for substitute Tino Anjorin. Billy Gilmour does some terrific work when peeling away from Andre Gomes before sending it into the middle. The first touch is poor and Djibril Sidibe makes a good recovery challenge.

80: Ten minutes before full time and Everton enjoy their best spall of the match. Richarlison has an effort blocked before Kepa Arrizabalaga makes a brave save to prevent Moise Kean prodding in Theo Walcott’s cross.

78: Carlo Ancelotti makes his third and final change with academy graduate Anthony Gordon replacing Dominic Calvert-Lewin. The match is finished as a contest, both sides are just spraying it around on a soaking wet surface at Stamford Bridge.

75: Couldn’t have been a worse start for teenager Tino Anjorin, who simply can’t resist a bouncing ball. He goes for it and smashes it 100 feet in the air. And that’s not an exaggeration.

73: Brief pause in play while an idiot runs onto the field. He actually leaves rather easily with the smallest security guard I’ve ever seen giving him a prod. Willian off and on comes 18-year-old talent Tino Anjorin.

70: Ross Barkley gives Gylfi Sigurdsson the slip with a simple sidestep and fires low at Jordan Pickford. Chelsea seem to have won every single time they’ve taken a player on.

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67: There’s some beef between Antonio Rudiger and Dominic Calvert-Lewin for an off-the-ball incident. Not really sure what was going on but there was a long exchange of words. Neither booked but referee Kevin Friend had words.

64: We’ve been reduced to a walking pace at Stamford Bridge now. Everton win a corner thanks to Djibril Sidibe but Lucas Digne’s delivery is… well it never actually arrives as it’s played short and goes out of play. Just awful.

61: Mason Mount is replaced by Reece James, who looks like he will slot into midfield. Everton are on a damage-limitation exercise with half an hour left.

59: Carlo Ancelotti makes a change with Moise Kean on for Tom Davies. Everton are a Ross Barkley goal away from total humiliation.

56: Chelsea simply strolling through what can be loosely described as Everton’s “midfield.” It should and would have been five were it not for an acrobatic save from Jordan Pickford, who flies to his right to deny Pedro a second.

CHELSEA 4-0 EVERTON | GIROUD

53: GOAL! Chelsea are running riot at Stamford Bridge! Frank Lampard’s side score their FOURTH of the afternoon with Olivier Giroud getting his name on the score sheet. It’s dismal defending and a walk in the park for Chelsea as Willian crosses for Giroud to slide in.

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CHELSEA 3-0 EVERTON | WILLIAN

50: GOAL! Didn’t think Everton could get any worse, but they’ve defied my expectations when leaving Willian in acres of space. The 31-year-old Brazilian’s been punishing sides for years with that deadly right boot of his and does it again when smashing one from distance past the sprawling Jordan Pickford. Could be a cricket score for Chelsea today.

49: Billy Gilmour continues to impress. He’s looked confident on his first Premier League start, pulling the strings in that youthful Chelsea midfield. He’s shown a bit of bite too when leaving Richarlison on the deck. Lot to like about the teenager.

48: Can we get a couple of taxis for Djibril Sidibe and Tom Davies? The pair have just been left dizzy by Mason Mount, who opened his box of tricks to waltz past them. No real change in the pattern of play.

CHELSEA 2-0 EVERTON

45: I can’t help but thinking of the difference between this performance and the reverse fixture at Goodison Park. Everton, led by Duncan Ferguson, were terrific that day and stuck in a record 36 tackles. Today? They’ve made just four.

Theo Walcott replaces Bernard, who looked to pick up an injury right at the end of that first half. We’re back underway.

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Twitter round-up

James: Chelsea were first to everything there, building impressively on Tuesday’s win over the red half of Merseyside. Everton not out of it, as that big Calvert-Lewin chance indicates, but they will need to improve significantly to get something from here.

Tony: Usual performance away from home. The entire team miles off it. Sidibe and Keane can’t defend a high line, Bernard reluctant to put a shift in, centre midfield too slow, Sigurdsson zero contribution to the team. Far too much reliance on strikers. But apart from that…..

Rahman: I don’t really get what Everton are doing here. There’s absolutely no balance to the midfield whatsoever. Carlo Ancelotti has got this massively wrong so far.

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CHELSEA 2-0 EVERTON

HT: Everton in a very accommodating mood and Chelsea took full advantage. Mason Mount opened the scoring and Pedro added the second swiftly. Frank Lampard’s side looking certain at this stage to secure the three points.

43: That pretty much epitomises Everton’s display as Mason Holgate plays a simple pass out to Djibril Sidibe, who allows the ball to run straight underneath his foot. Terrible.

41: Frank Lampard will be delighted with his sides performance. Chelsea are defending well and forcing Everton into mistakes with some strong pressing. The visitors simply can’t find any space to do damage. As I write that, the ball goes from Chelsea’s final third back to Jordan Pickford.

38: Giroud wants a penalty when hitting the deck. Just seeing the replay now… Mason Holgate gave him a little hug but nothing too serious. Play continues with Chelsea in command.

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36: Well it looks like Brazilian Bernard has been asked to move forward, just in behind the strikers. Tactical changes for Everton but it’s Chelsea with the latest chance as Olivier Giroud instinctively spins and fires low at Jordan Pickford. Comfortable save.

33: Djibril Sidibe lazily bundles Pedro to the floor over by the left touchline. Carlo Ancelotti uses the break in play to relay a message to Tom Davies. Presumably something along the lines of “stop being terrible”. Jordan Pickford claims the free-kick.

30: Just realised Gylfi Sigurdsson is playing. Nice sidewards pass from the Iceland international. very slow and laboured from the visitors today.

28: Wow. That’s just so poor. Richarlison catches Antonio Rudiger out and feeds Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but he chips it agonisingly wide. No conviction in the finish as the Chelsea centre-backs have a few strong words with each other.

25: Pedro has been involved in as many Premier League goals in the first 22 minutes of this match (2) as in his previous 21 appearances in the competition.

24: Carlo Ancelotti looks mystified. The Everton manager can’t believe his side have been so incredibly disorganised in west London today. In all areas of the pitch, Chelsea have been better. They’ve been aggressive and positive in possession.

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CHELSEA 2-0 EVERTON | PEDRO

21: GOAL! Where’s the Everton midfielder and defence?! Goodness me that was easy for Chelsea to double their advantage. Ross Barkley simply plays a through ball towards Pedro, who strides beyond the static Michael Keane and Mason Holgate before calmly rolling the ball past Jordan Pickford.

20: Eh? Willian does Mason Holgate for speed down the right and tests Jordan Pickford from an acute angle. The ball rebounds into the penalty area where Michael Keane is there to clear. Ross Barkley then spanks it well over from distance, much to the pleasure of the travelling Toffees.

17: Well Everton have taken the lead plenty of times in recent weeks and not been able to turn them into wins. Perhaps they will fare better from a deficit? That’s the positive outlook anyway. Willian looks to get in behind but Mason Holgate muscles him off the ball and plays the ball out wide.

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CHELSEA 1-0 EVERTON | MOUNT

14: GOAL! You can’t say it hasn’t been coming! Chelsea make the breakthrough at Stamford Bridge through Mason Mount. Pedro dribbles his way down the left channel before darting inside and finding Mount. The Blues midfielder loses the attention of Tom Davies before swivelling and firing in the bottom corner. Nice turn. Nice finish. Nice goal.

13: Chelsea looking the more threatening in attack. Their passing is quicker and the movement is better at the top of the field. No openings since Jordan Pickford’s eighth-minute save.

11: No pace. I thought that would be a problem for the hosts today. A poor pass from Djibril Sidibe puts Mason Holgate in all sorts of trouble and Olivier Giroud collects it. Pedro looks for the overlap but Everton regroup in numbers to clear the danger.

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8: Chance! And a massive one at that. Willian drives down the right channel before cutting the ball into the penalty area. Mason Mount is arriving like a train and thumps it on the half-volley but it’s straight at Jordan Pickford. Good save but either side and that’s the opener.

5: Ouch! Michael Keane catches Olivier Giroud with a flailing arm and the Frenchman goes down clutching his face. Didn’t look like too much malice and everyone’s fine.

3: A sizeable “BOOOOO” from the travelling Everton fans is aimed at Ross Barkley. The Chelsea midfielder is seen to have cost the Toffees a considerable sum when delaying his transfer and eventually leaving Goodison Park for just £15million.

Moving swiftly on, Chelsea are moving the ball around nicely. Quick, crisp and accurate passing with Everton pressing well as a unit.

CHELSEA 0-0 EVERTON

1: Roy Keane has just described his daughter as being stronger than Adam Lallana and that teenage midfielder Billy Gilmour will be in for a much tougher afternoon than he experienced against Liverpool midweek. The guy is just blockbuster television.

Anyway, we’re underway at Stamford Bridge. I’m really struggling with a prediction. I think Everton could snatch a win but I’ll play it safe. 2-2.

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DCL for England?

Carlo Ancelotti believes Dominic Calvert-Lewin can become one of the best strikers in Europe.

The 22-year-old followed fellow young English prospect Mason Holgate in signing a new five-year contract with Everton on Friday on the back of a campaign that has already brought him 15 goals.

Calvert-Lewin’s form has seen him linked with the Premier League’s biggest names, and Ancelotti rates him as a key player for the future of the Toffees.

“Dominic has all the attributes to become one of the best strikers in England and in Europe. He is fast, has good skills, is strong in the air and works extremely hard for the team,” Ancelotti said. “He also has a fantastic mentality and his desire to improve has impressed me ever since I came to the club.

“I am very happy he has signed this new contract, in the same week Mason Holgate committed his future to the club, and I am confident they will be important players as we aim to bring success to Everton.”

Should he be in Gareth Southgate’s next squad? Let me know what YOU think through the usual channels.

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Twitter round-up

Glen: If Anjorin comes on for Chelsea they’ll have 4 players with surnames starting with A. I wonder if there’s ever been a team where all the players surnames start with the same letter? Sorry I’m bored.

Nii: Makelele, Essien, Mikel, and now Ngolo, Jorginho, Kova – if Billy G perform as he did in the Liverpool game, he will start to be right there with those Chelsea midfield greats.

Kev: Looking at the Chelsea bench there’s a strong possibility that at least one of Timo Anjorin or Armando Broja will come on too. Both also just 18

Thanks for the contribution, Glen.

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Believe in Billy

What more can be said of Billy Gilmour. Quite a lot it turns out, actually.

Scotland youngster Gilmour produced a first-class performance, bossing the play as Chelsea dumped Premier League champions-elect Liverpool out of the FA Cup.

And he’s been rewarded with his first ever start in a Premier League match – but Frank Lampard stresses it’s NOT because of injuries to other players.

“He deserves to play, we have injuries and suspensions in the same area but Billy is playing because he’s trained well all season and I expect more of the same,” Lampard said. “He’s young so I don’t want to heap too much pressure on his shoulders, but I believe in him.”

The studio…

Sky Sports’ coverage is up and running with Roy Keane already winding up Micah Richards.

The former Manchester United icon questioned Richards after he’d described himself as ‘bursting onto the scene.’

City’s former defender launched into a passionate (and rather loud defence of himself) to which Keane smirked. Living in his head rent free already. Vintage Roy.

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Twitter round-up

Noel: Feet up, popcorn at the ready, getting ready to watch Tom Davies and Billy Gilmour go toe-to-toe! I say the skateboarder comes out on top. First tackle between them should be interesting.

Nolio: I love Frank Lampard but what he sees in Pedro is beyond me… should always be Reece James in that line-up. That said, come on the Blues!

Angel: We have no N’Golo Kante, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic in the midfield. Everton will run over our inexperienced midfield of Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, and Billy Gilmour.

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Team news – Everton

Carlo Ancelotti makes three changes from the side who drew with Manchester United last weekend. No, we will not be discussing THAT stoppage-time winner again.

Djibril Sidibe, Lucas Digne and Bernard are drafted into the side with Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Theo Walcott dropping out.

Not sure why Yerry Mina is being dropped to the bench recently. Big threat from set-pieces.

Team news – Chelsea

Frank Lampard makes just one change from the side that dumped Liverpool out of the FA Cup during the week.

Mason Mount comes in for Mateo Kovacic, who is out of the squad completely through injury.

Chelsea go with Olivier Giroud (33), Willian (31) and Pedro (32) in some kind of homage to the older player and former manager Antonio Conte.

18-year-old teenagers Armando Broja and Tino Anjorin are on the bench, but Michy Batshuayi looks the only recognised attacking option among the substitutes.

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Starting XI

And exactly one hour before the game begins, we have the confirmed team news. There’s a start for teenage sensation Billy Gilmour, while Ross Barkley lines up against his former club.

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso, Barkley, Gilmour, Mount, Willian, Giroud, Pedro.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Batshuayi, James, Tomori, Anjorin, Broja.

Everton XI: Pickford, Sidibe, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Bernard, Davies, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison.

Subs: Stekelenburg, Baines, Walcott, Mina, Iwobi, Kean, Gordon.

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Carlo Ancelotti returns

Everton arrive at Stamford Bridge led by former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti, who steered the Blues to their maiden domestic double in 2010.

The 60-year-old, who boasts the second most famous eyebrow in the world (the first is obviously The Rock) is battling to push the Goodison Park club back up the Premier League table, and Frank Lampard says his former Blues boss will be afforded a warm welcome.

Asked what kind of reception he expects for Ancelotti, Lampard said: “A very good one, he’s very well respected in-house and to the fans.

“We all respect his period at the club. A gentleman, a fantastic manager, I loved working with him personally and he’ll get a great reception. He’s a great man-manager, really great on a personal level, great at striking up relationships with the players to try to get the best out of them.”

Since Carlo Ancelotti’s first game in charge of Everton on Boxing Day, only Liverpool (30) and Manchester City (19) have won more Premier League points than the Toffees (18), scoring in all 10 of their league games under the Italian.

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Afternoon

Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Chelsea vs Everton from Stamford Bridge.

Now… I know we have the small matter of the Manchester derby taking place at Old Trafford later – but for my money – this will be the fixture of the day.

Two of the most unpredictable sides in the top-flight, both scoring plenty of goals and both conceding their fair share too.

There’s also unpredictability in-terms of line-ups with rank Lampard’s Chelsea potentially without as many as nine regulars when the Toffees pitch up.

So to summarise… Chelsea without lots of players and Everton winless in the past 24 Premier League away at Stamford Bridge. Coupon killer if ever I’ve seen one.

Team news and line ups on the way!

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CHELSEA vs EVERTON

Chelsea could be without nine frontline players. Callum Hudson-Odoi (hamstring) is doubtful along with Mateo Kovacic and Willian (both Achilles).

Jorginho starts a two-match ban, N’Golo Kante (adductor) and Tammy Abraham (ankle) are also out while Andreas Christensen (knock), Christian Pulisic (adductor), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles) are doubts.

Everton will be without full-back Seamus Coleman, who is expected to miss at least the next two matches with the thigh problem.

Lucas Digne has recovered from a calf problem but Cenk Tosun has joined Morgan Schneiderlin (also knee) and Jean-Philippe Gbamin (thigh) as a long-term absentee.

Last season: Everton 2 Chelsea 0, Chelsea 0 Everton 0

Last five league matches: Chelsea D D L W D; Everton D W W L D

Top scorers: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) 15; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) 15

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Published at Sun, 08 Mar 2020 15:52:00 +0000