Everton vs Chelsea

Highlights and Full Match | Video

Don’t miss out on the complete replay and highlights of the thrilling match between Everton and Chelsea. The action kicks off at 14:00 (GMT) on the 10th of December 2023. Keep an eye out for the referee of this intense matchup, M. Oliver. The game takes place at the iconic Goodison Park and is part of the England – Premier League, Week 16, Season 2023/2024. Indulge in the excitement and drama of this epic showdown between these two powerhouse teams.

Everton vs Chelsea Full Match Reports

Everton clinched their third consecutive triumph in the Premier League (PL), marking their first such streak since March 2021. A decisive 2-0 victory against Chelsea at Goodison Park propelled them four points clear of the relegation zone.

Mauricio Pochettino implemented substantial changes to his Chelsea squad following their lackluster performance in midweek Manchester. The revamped squad showcased early vigor during their second visit to the north-west in a week. Enzo Fernández’s initial strike tested Jordan Pickford, who made a splendid save, and he had to exert even more effort to thwart Cole Palmer’s long-range attempt.

As the match unfolded, the Toffees found their rhythm, nearly breaking the deadlock with Jack Harrison’s finely executed volley narrowly missing the target. Despite defenses dominating the proceedings, both teams suffered setbacks as Ashley Young and Reece James succumbed to injuries before halftime.

Heading into the break, Sean Dyche’s squad seized the momentum. They posed the first threat in the second half when Dwight McNeil’s low drive prompted an impressive save from Robert Sánchez. The Spanish goalkeeper then denied Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s attempt, but Abdoulaye Doucouré capitalized on the rebound, driving a low strike into the bottom corner.

Chelsea, introducing Raheem Sterling and Nicolas Jackson, intensified their efforts for an equalizer. However, Jordan Pickford, stationed in the Everton goal, remained largely untroubled despite sustained pressure from Chelsea. The visitors failed to breach Everton’s defense and conceded again in stoppage time as Lewis Dobbin unleashed his inaugural goal for the Toffees, taking advantage of substitute goalkeeper Đorđe Petrović’s struggle with a corner. This back-to-back defeat under Pochettino drops Chelsea into the bottom half, while Everton secured their fifth victory in the last six home encounters, signaling a resurgence.

Man of the Match: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton).