Chelsea slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat to Everton on Saturday night after Frank Lampard’s males failed to interrupt down a very resolute Carlo Ancelotti aspect at Goodison Park.
The Toffees struck on 22 minutes, when Edouard Mendy was penalised for clattering into Dominic Calvert-Lewin within the penalty space, and Gylfi Sigurdsson cooly dispatched the ensuing spot-kick.
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— Everton (@Everton) December 12, 2020
Chelsea dominated possession within the second half, however struggled to show that management into real scoring possibilities. Everton held agency and condemned the Blues to their second league defeat of the season.
Let’s check out the participant scores from a tense night at Goodison Park.
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Jordan Pickford (GK) – 7/10 – Good save to show away a free kick, and even higher cease to tip Reece James’ pile driver onto the put up. Almost punished for a poor punch however was saved by the bar.
Mason Holgate (RB) – 9/10 – Not in his typical place and tasked with stopping Werner in full move. Didn’t enable the German a second of peace, and wasn’t afraid to overlap, both. Battled till the top. Wonderful.
Yerry Mina (CB) – 8/10 – Crashed into Pickford and virtually worn out his keeper. Pinched a header straight off Calvert-Lewin’s head, which he completely wasted. Defended fairly effectively, although.
Michael Keane (CB) – 8/10 – Repelled so many crosses as Giroud and Abraham launched themselves at harmful deliveries. Remained composed with the ball at his ft and strode out of defence to supply his help additional ahead.
Ben Godfrey (LB) – 8/10 – Some nice interceptions and studying of the sport to nip Havertz’s risk within the bud. Not a pure full-back and caught to his defensive work dutifully.
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Allan (CM) – 8/10 – Destructive and constructive in midfield, breaking apart Chelsea assaults and setting Everton off on adventures of their very own. Dogged, decided and stylish.
Abdoulaye Doucoure (CM) – 8/10 – A battler in midfield, however performed the ball round neatly and retained possession at essential moments. Reliable as ever.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (CM) – 7/10 – Cool as ice in rolling house the penalty. Had much less affect in open play, however at all times available to curve in a imply set-piece supply.
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Alex Iwobi (RW) – 8/10 – Looked to make use of his tempo to get in behind Ben Chilwell and hit Chelsea on the counter. Caused the defence all kinds of issues and obtained loads of crosses in from large.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (ST) – 7/10 – Won the penalty together with his razor-sharp reactions and willpower to achieve the ball first. Thought he’d received a second-half spot-kick, solely to be denied by the offside flag.
Richarlison (LW) – 7/10 – Miscued an effort from shut vary. Took a number of bumps and bangs as Chelsea obtained tight to Everton’s hazard man. Could have doubled the lead within the second half however fired straight on the keeper.
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Andre Gomes (CM) – 6/10
Tom Davies (CM) – 6/10
Jonjoe Kenny (RB) – N/A
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Edouard Mendy (GK) – 5/10 – Mistimed his problem horribly on Calvert-Lewin, and dived the unsuitable means for the penalty. Pulled off a few necessary saves to disclaim Richarlison. Decisive – within the unsuitable means.
Reece James (RB) – 8/10 – Smacked the put up with an excellent drive from the sting of the field. One of the star performers, consistently flying down the flank and supporting his forwards.
Kurt Zouma (CB) – 7/10 – Almost got here again to hang-out his former employers with a strike contained in the six-yard field, however could not beat Pickford. Defensively sound sufficient.
Thiago Silva (CB) – 7/10 – Used his expertise in aerial battles with Calvert-Lewin and was not often phased. A gentle, uncompromising show.
Ben Chilwell (LB) – 6/10 – Torn aside by Iwobi at instances. Took the chance and bombed on to whip in some crosses, and got here near discovering his man on a lot of events. Fortunate that the flag spared him from conceding a sloppy penalty.
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N’Golo Kante (CM) – 7/10 – Here, there and in every single place – as at all times. Won so many duels within the center, and at all times made positive the ball broke to himself or a teammate. Not sufficient on the night time.
Mateo Kovacic (CM) – 6/10 – Attempted to interrupt the strains and damage the defence. Couldn’t affect the sport as he would have hoped and was nullified by his opponents.
Mason Mount (CM) – 7/10 – Fairly nameless within the first half as Allan and Doucoure disrupted his move. Almost levelled with a pleasant chip however may solely clip the crossbar. Hit the put up with a crafty free kick.
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Kai Havertz (RW) – 5/10 – Had no pleasure out large, as Godfrey saved him extraordinarily quiet. Couldn’t get into the sport or discover pockets of house by which to function. Hooked with 20 minutes to play.
Olivier Giroud (ST) – 5/10 – Didn’t supply sufficient to his teammates, and if he is not serving others, that is the very best a part of Giroud’s sport gone. Visibly annoyed and threw Richarlison to the bottom.
Timo Werner (LW) – 5/10 – Took up extra central positions as he seemed to make his mark on the match. Very remoted out large. Not as much as customary in a quiet and fairly abject efficiency.
Tammy Abraham is on for Kai Havertz.
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— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) December 12, 2020
Tammy Abraham (ST) – 5/10
Billy Gilmour (CM) – 5/10