Everton secured a endured win over Chelsea


Everton 1-0 Chelsea

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s first Premier League goal of the season ensured Everton secured a 1-0 win over Chelsea to end the Blues’ 17-match unbeaten run in all competitions.

With 2,000 supporters back in the stands at Goodison Park, Sigurdsson’s calmly-slotted 22nd-minute penalty after Edouard Mendy had fouled Dominic Calvert-Lewin proved to be enough to secure all three points for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Mason Mount struck the woodwork twice in the second period, while Everton were denied a second penalty after a VAR review showed Calvert-Lewin to have been in an offside position in the build-up.

The result moves Everton up to seventh in the table after only a second win in eight Premier League games while Chelsea remain third, two points behind leaders Tottenham.

Everton entered the game with one win from their previous seven games

Player ratings

Everton: Pickford (7), Holgate (8), Mina (8), Keane (9), Godfrey (8), Doucoure (7), Allan (7), Sigurdsson (8), Iwobi (7), Calvert-Lewin (7), Richarlison (7).

Subs: Andre Gomes (n/a), Davies (n/a), Kenny (n/a).

Chelsea: Mendy (5), James (6), Zouma (6), Thiago Silva (6), Chilwell (6), Kante (6), Kovacic (6), Havertz (4), Mount (6), Werner (5), Giroud (5).

Subs: Abraham (6), Gilmour (n/a).

Man of the match: Michael Keane.