Everton lost their first home match of the season.
The unbeaten run of Everton FC at the Goodison Park this season came to an end on Sunday after a spirited Chelsea display saw the Blues running away with a 2-1 win, their 6th consecutive victory.
South Africa’s Steven Pienaar gave Everton the best start they could hope for as he latched on a volley after Victor Anichebe’s header hit the bar. The goal came after just 63 seconds of play.
Everton came close to doubling the lead on several occasions but were unlucky hitting the upright and denied by some wonderful goal keeping by Petr Cech who later got injured and was replaced by Turnbull at the start of the second half.
It was the Blues legend Frank Lampard who scored a goal in each half to make coach Rafa Benitez smile on his ‘home’ return.
Meanwhile John Obi Mikel was neither on the starting line-up nor the bench of Chelsea for Sunday afternoon’s English Premier League clash with Everton.
The Super Eagles midfielder who only made a return to action after serving his three match ban for issues around the racism row with Referee mark Clattenburg has not been reported injured.
Already, Benitez has hinted at giving Brazilian David Luiz a new role in Mikel’s position which seems to be playing out gradually.
On the other hand Victor Anichebe has been handed another starter’s shirt while Victor Moses started out from the bench and replaced Eden Hazard in the 73rd minute.