Full time ideas – A strong show from Everton today. There were still some mistakes that they were fortunate to not be punished for, but overall they were very organized and determined today and deserved their win. While other horror still awaits, these are three very valuable points that should be in the bag,
90 + 5 ‘- the final whistle! Everton won 1-0. What a solid fighting performance from the Toffees!
90 + 3 ‘- Interestingly Kenny took Richardson’s place on the left.
90 + 1 ‘- five minutes will be added, and Pickford is doing a very good job of clearing the corner. Everton broke and Gomez won a corner kick on the left. Taken Short and Kenny is called Sneak.
90 ‘- The two Everton changes have been the same so far, keeping the 4-2-3-1 method.
The last change is made, and Junjo Kenny is working with Richarlison.
86 ‘- Richie wins a free kick from a promising position, but Gomez strikes a low free kick and is easily cleared.
Now Gomez is taking a corner … too low and veering back to another corner.
Gomez again, after being knocked out again, gets a later cross pass but it kicks off the goal kick.
83 ‘- Ancelotti’s first change will be Andre Gomez to replace top scorer Sigurdsson.
A low pass into the penalty area from the right side finally escapes Kane but Giraud smashes it.
79 ‘- Kane, with another impressive handicap, gave a corner kick. Deep and clear.
Doucoure is now booked to suppress James outside the box to the right of Everton. Good chance for the visitors, Mount, Chilwell and James are all hovering … The mountain hits him to the far post, defeats Beckford and comes off the post! Once again a fatal mistake from Beckford in positioning as he took two steps the wrong way.
77 ‘- Everton looks very dangerous when they broke down as Chelsea leave big holes in the back. But the last ball was missing for the Toffees.
73 ‘- Everton tries to catch the ball whenever they win it, the legs are tired and nobody is in the mood for a quick response now.
68 ‘- Oh Iwobi. His show was horrific last weekend and now from a dangerous position raising the ball to the top.
It should be noted that Michael Kane was a mountain on the left side of defense. Cut passes and crosses throughout the match so far.
65 ‘- Thiago Silva booked now to drop DCL. Richarlison turns and can win a left corner.
Sig inswinger was cleared and Chelsea got the ball back.
63 ‘- penalty! DCL again! Toffees breaks on the counter with Iwobi, DCL plays in Whoever breaks into the box and Chilwell pulls him. Moss points to the place!
No, no penalty, VAR says DCL is marginal offside. the problem.
59 ‘- James joins Kante in the book, slipping the challenge to make a mistake on Alan. Not his first mistake in the game either.
54 ‘- Everton caught the ball in the Chelsea half and won with a free kick on the left side. Sigurdsson goes on target and that’s not far .. Mindy was expecting to be taken indirectly and hit. Oh!
52 ‘- A quick break from the blues, Siggy finds Richie whose cross / away shot is saved by Mindy. The Blues eventually won a corner for Sig to take that Zouma.
Sage crosses again with DCL about to pounce … Mina cuts in front of him and heads up. Off.
50 ‘- Chelsea made their best start in the second half as well, continuing to press the Toffees as they were before the break.
First half ideas – The Toffees led 1-0 with a disciplined performance here at Goodison, frustrating Chelsea while showing good control when possession had the ball.
45 + 2 ‘- chance! The referee plays the preference when Alan falls, finds Iwobi Sigurdsson to lower, but can’t get a proper shot far. DCL got a chance to shoot from distance but passed it over to Iwobi for a cross.
45 ‘- Chelsea were saddling the left at Everton with Godfrey doing decent so far, but James had a number of crosses. Like Seamus Coleman, the quality varies widely.
There will be more than three minutes added.
41 ‘- more drama! Long ball into the Everton box, Mason pushes Mount Mina to Pickford who comes out to get this and drops the goalkeeper into a pile! John Moss did not see him and indicated that he would continue playing, before the Blues ditched.
40 ‘- DCL does a good job winning the ball on the right, finds Iwobi Sigurdsson transporting it to Richarlison in space. The Brazilian again did not get enough power with his shot and Mendy could liquidate it to safety.
37 ‘- Kovacic finds Werner in the penalty area but Holgate does well following the striker and bends him enough to block a shot.
34 ‘- Godfrey with a long pass back and Beckford slips !! He manages to heal and heal hooves, but he looks a little uncomfortable. Oh boy.
31 ‘- Two mistakes here caused the temperature to rise a bit, but Everton maintains its defensive form and discipline.
28 ‘- Alan shoots Havertz on the right. Chilwell Enwinger headed by Jiro and a live Zuma shot in Pickford who gratefully collects. Whew again.
James goes on a tour of Godfrey and the 2,000 Everton fans are angry, but without reservation.
25 ‘- Richarlson fouled his leg in the middle (also booked) and Chelsea got a serious free kick from about 30 yards. James picks it up, Beckford turns away for a corner.
The corner is half-blank, James shoots from outside the penalty area and Beckford places it on the post. The ball swings across the face of the goal and goes out to a corner on the other side, then it is cleared. Whew.
21 ‘- Edward Mendy Caius Dominic Calvert-Lewin inside the penalty area and Moss points to the penalty spot! Jordan Pickford’s long ball controlled by DCL and the goalkeeper rushes to exit!
Sigurdsson to take … throws it into the net! 1-0 Everton! Richarlison wanted to take it so badly, and Alan had to guide him away from the place. Icelandic Mendy waited to dive to his right, and went the other way.
18 ‘- Kai Havertz faulted Richarlison in a promising position on the left. Sigurdsson in the box, Mendy comes to take and awkwardly fall on Reece James. He woke up two minutes later and looked a little flustered.
13 ‘- Chelsea have the midfield now, Everton is showing good energy and defensive organization.
9 ‘- Everton won by first corner kick against Kante. Sigurdsson in the box, Yerry Mina goes uphill, but heads off nicely.
7 ‘- Richardson turns Kante and gets into the penalty area with the ball at his feet, but his shot is embarrassing and Mindy falls.
3 ‘- Chelsea breaks at a fast pace, Ben Godfrey does a good job of preventing Reese James’ shot from a corner kick. Visitors take command short and Mason Mount calls it a sneak.
2 ‘- It feels more like 4-2-3-1 than 4-4-2, with captain Gilfi Sigurdsson in the 10th round.
1 ‘- Here, we visitors led us off to Goodison Park.
Line up – Pete noticed something last night in one of the training videos – The Blues had lined up with Pickford; Holgate, Mina, Ken, Godfrey; Iwobi Docure Alan Sigurdsson; DCL, Richarlison is in 11v11 training, and guess what, it’s right. Gilphy Sigurdsson is the captain above that.
Everton has only one victory in six, but faces a confident Chelsea side who are third in the table and after clinching their qualification for the knockout stages in Champions League.
The euphoria faded from the start of the Toffees’ hot season with injuries and suspensions affecting the results. On their day with their first pick XI, the Blues can pose a tough challenge for nearly every team in the Premier League, but they currently find themselves in disrepair with confidence dwindling only when the campaign is about to get really tough with a brutal list of upcoming competitors – Four of their next six opponents are in the top seven in the league while Everton themselves stumble into ninth place.
On the other hand, Chelsea’s opponents are confident – the only points they have lost in their last five matches have been in a draw with the league leaders. Tottenham Hotspur Frank Lampard has the luxury of rotating his squad, even with the reserve players who play well.
Competition: English Premier League round 12
Start date and time: Saturday Dec 12 at 12:00 PM PDT / 3:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM GMT
capacity: 39,572 [approx 2,000 for COVID regulations]
weather: 46 ° F / 8 ° C, partly cloudy, 4% probability of precipitation, 9 mph winds
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Eleventh start: Beckford, Holgate, Mina, Kane, Godfrey, Iwobi, Alan, Ducuri, Sigurdsson, Richardson, Calvert Lewin
Submarines: Olsen, Kenny, Gomez, Davis, Bernard, Gordon, Tucson
11th start: Mindy, James, Silva, Zuma, Chilwell, Kovacic, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Jerrod, Werner
Submarines: Kiba, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Gilmore, Jorginho, Angurin, Abraham
Reference: Jonathan Moss. WAS: Other Marriner
Chelsea squandered former manager Carlo Ancelotti on his first return to Stamford Bridge to knock Everton 4-0, as the Toffees gave another steady and lifeless performance to wrap up the 2019-20 season. It was a polar reversal of a cheerful 3-1 win just over a year ago when the Londoners last came to Goodison, with interim manager Duncan Ferguson yelling, fist-pumping and cheering on the Toffees. The return of the fans to the stadium, even if the 2,000 oddities numbered, should go a long way towards exciting the players again, hopefully.
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