There have been some true Premier League classics at Goodison Park between Everton and Chelsea over the years including a 3-3 in 1995 and a 3-2 comeback win in 2006/07. I could have written a piece on either of the two games mentioned but the dramatic nine goal thriller in 2014/15 season just couldn’t be overlooked.
Official Match Day Programme
Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian (Mikel, 75), Fabregas (Drogba, 89), Hazard (Luis, 83), Costa
Everton 3-6 Chelsea
Mirallas (45), Naismith (69), Eto’o (76)
Costa (1, 90), Ivanovic (3), Coleman (67 og), Matic (74), Ramires (77)
The game started at a blistering pace and a through ball from Fabregas to Diego Costa allowed him to slot home after just 37 seconds to put Chelsea 1-0 up. We were soon 2-0 up after Ramires laid the ball off to an unmarked Ivanovic who riffled the ball past Tim Howard. Chelsea were now 2-0 up after just three minutes.
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Everton pulled one back on the stroke of half time with a clever header from Mirallas. Half time 1-2. Some great play from Hazard on the left wing in 67th minute forced Coleman to put through his own net and Chelsea’s two goal cushion was secured again.
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However not for long, Naismith made it 2-3 almost instantly after Chelsea’s third goal. Five minutes after that an unlikely goal scorer in Matic made it 4-2 with a fine strike outside the box on his favoured left foot. Just as we started to feel the game was done it was former blue Samuel Eto’o who came back to haunt us with a header just two minutes later. 3-4!
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Another fantastic Chelsea goal made it 5-3 with Ramires scoring from a tight angle. The game was wrapped up in injury time by Diego Costa who scored beautifully after being put through on goal by Mikel! Chelsea win 6-3! A truly remarkable game which really did have everything.
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Hoping for another 3 points at Goodison Park on Sunday but very much expecting a difficult game.
Come On Chelsea!
Written By Chris Wright