Premier League

  • E. Hazard 19’
  • Marcos Alonso 20’
  • Diego Costa 42’
  • E. Hazard 56’
  • Pedro 65’
06/11/2016
Premier League
Stamford Bridge
Attendance 41,429

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • 0'
      That’s all we have time for this evening. As ever, thank you for joining us, and goodnight!
    • 0'
      A dreadful day then for Everton, who stay in sixth but are likely to lose ground on the teams above them by the close of the weekend. As for Chelsea, they move - temporarily at least - to the top.
    • 0'
      Well, there were certainly fireworks at Stamford Bridge in what has been the outstanding performance by any side so far this season. Everton were dreadful, but Chelsea were quite simply magnificent.
    • 0'
      FULL TIME! It’s all over at Stamford Bridge, where Chelsea have humiliated Everton 5-0 to move to the top of the Premier League pile!
    • 0'
      So far, so good for Antonio Conte’s side, who look all set to move top of the league this evening. Everton, however, have been dreadful, and can consider themselves fortunate not to be further behind.
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME! Well, what a first-half for Chelsea, who have set Stamford Bridge alight on Bonfire Night! Goals from Hazard, Alonso and Costa have given them a 3-0 lead at the interval.
    • 0'
      And it is impeccably observed, followed by a roar which greets the referee's whistle.
    • 0'
      A minute's silence now at Stamford Bridge ahead of Remembrance Day next weekend...
    • 0'
      Three changes then in total from Koeman. One of them is enforced, with Idrissa Gueye’s suspension meaning that Tom Cleverley comes into what looks to be a five-man midfield, with Seamus Coleman and Bryan Oviedo likely to play as wing-backs. Phil Jagielka comes back into the line-up after missing out
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Everton substitutes: Robles, Deulofeu, Mirallas, Lennon, Valencia, Davies, Holgate.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Everton (3-5-2): Stekelenburg; Williams, Jagielka, Funes Mori; Coleman, Cleverley, Barry, Barkley, Oviedo; Bolasie, Lukaku.
    • 0'
      As expected, there are no changes from Conte, who has named the same line-up for the fourth successive league game. It means that the in-form Eden Hazard and Pedro start either side of the league’s current top-scorer, Diego Costa, while David Luiz continues in his role as the hosts’ defensive anchor
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Chelsea substitutes: Begovic, Ivanovic, Oscar, Batshuayi, Terry, Chalobah, Aina.
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS - Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.
    • 0'
      The team news is in now from Stamford Bridge. Key to Chelsea’s form has been Conte’s switch to his preferred 3-4-3 system, and it looks like Ronald Koeman has tried to counter that formation by utilising a similar set-up this evening.
    • 0'
      As for Everton, they finally returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over West Ham last time out, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley - looking like he is nearing a return to his best form - grabbing the goals at Goodison Park.
    • 0'
      Chelsea have really come to the fore now under Antonio Conte, having won their last four clashes in the league - scoring 11 goals without conceding.
    • 0'
      Hello, football fans, and welcome to LIVE coverage of tonight’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Everton. Stick with us for all the action as it happens from Stamford Bridge!
    • 1'
      We're underway here in west London, with Chelsea in blue kicking from left to right and Everton in yellow shirts and blue shorts.
    • 3'
      Koeman, who was often tactically-felxible during his time at Southampton, is clearly looking for his side to go man-for-man with Chelsea this evening. It’s been a fast-paced opening few minutes, but no chances as of yet.
    • 5'
      STAT - Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 21 home Premier League games against Everton since a 0-1 loss in November 1994 (W11 D10).
    • 7'
      Neither side have been able to get the ball down and retain possession for any sustained period of time, as of yet, though Chelsea are starting to string together some promising moves in the final-third.
    • 8'
      A pause in play now, as referee Robert Madley allows Diego Costa to receive treatment following a tough challenge from Coleman. The full-back played the ball, but definitely caught Costa on the follow through.
    • 10'
      Costa has now returned to the action, though he isn’t moving freely. One player Everton will miss this evening is Idrissa Gueye, with the tenacious Senegal midfielder suspended for this clash.
    • 12'
      Everton are really conceding territory now, but so far they are dealing with what Chelsea are throwing at them. Funes Mori almost costs his side with a weak clearance, but the Argentine atones for his error with a good challenge.
    • 14'
      The visitors are sitting deep, but with the pace and power of Bolasie and former Chelsea man Lukaku up top - with support from Barkley - Everton will back themselves to create chances on the counter.
    • 15'
      A first booking of the game now, as Bolasie picks up a caution for a late tackle on Moses. Pedro stands over the set-piece...
    • 17'
      Pedro’s free-kick is a poor one, and Everton manage to get it clear. Koeman won’t be too dissatisfied with his side’s display yet, but will be demanding that his team start to get on the ball more.
    • 19'
      G E. Hazard Assist Diego Costa
    • 19'
      Hazard latched onto Costa’s smart pass, but the credit has to go to the Belgian. However, though his shot was powerful, Stekelenburg should have done better.
    • 19'
      GOOOOAAALLLLLL!! HAZARD PUTS CHELSEA AHEAD! Poor play from Everton, as Barry concedes possession on the half-way line. Costa tees up Hazard, who despite being forced wide, cuts onto his stronger foot and hammers a low strike into the bottom-right corner.
    • 20'
      G Marcos Alonso Assist Diego Costa
    • 20'
      GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!! ALONSO DOUBLES THE LEAD! Shambolic defending from Everton, but clinical attacking play from the hosts. Common’s men again give away the ball, and Pedro is fed through by Hazard. The wingers cross deflects back to Alonso, and the former Fiorentina man prods an effort home.
    • 20'
      Pedro’s cross was not the greatest, but Alonso had made a fantastic run to catch up with the play. The Spaniard’s shot wasn’t the most venomous, but Stekelenburg failed to react, and the ball crept through his legs.
    • 23'
      STAT - Diego Costa has scored three goals and assisted two more in his four Premier League games against Everton.
    • 25'
      Chance at the other end now, as Williams attacks Barkley’s free-kick. The Wales defender almost gets on the end of it, but is correctly flagged offside anyway.
    • 27'
      Everton’s gameplan has been ruined in the space of a minute, and the visitors have to change their outlook now. However, as good as Chelsea have been, Stekelenburg should have done better for both of their goals.
    • 29'
      Everton just do not look comfortable playing in this system, and with Chelsea’s superb form, they look capable of carving open the visitors at will.
    • 30'
      Jagielka picks up a silly booking for dissent now after complaining that he had been fouled by David Luiz.
    • 32'
      Everton’s tactical change has not worked, and Koeman is now preparing a change, with Kevin Mirallas readying himself.
    • 33'
      Stekelenburg scrambles out now to cover for Jagielka who - after initially making a good challenge - put his fellow defenders in trouble with an under-hit back-pass.
    • 34'
      POST! What a goal that would have been! Superb play from Chelsea, who thread together an intricate move on the cusp of Everton’s area before Alonso stands up a cross to the back post. Moses had made a fantastic run to meet it on the volley, but his effort rattles off the woodwork.
    • 35'
      More crisp and incisive passing from Chelsea, who are carving Everton open with ease at the moment. They eventually work the ball into Costa, but his header is wide.
    • 36'
      SI K. Mirallas SO Diego Costa
    • 36'
      Here is that Everton change, as Mirallas replaces Oviedo. The Belgian will go over to the left wing, with Funes Mori moving over to left-back in a more traditional back four.
    • 39'
      Chelsea have exactly double the number of points (22) that they had after 10 Premier League games last season (11). Should they hold onto this lead, they would move to the top of the Premier League this evening.
    • 41'
      It’s all too easy for Chelsea at the moment, who are simply passing around their visitors. Everton may just be hoping to get to half-time with just the two-goal deficit!
    • 42'
      G Diego Costa Assist Diego Costa
    • 42'
      Matic will claim the assist for that strike, having won the flick-on from the corner.
    • 42'
      GOOOAAAALLLL!!! COSTA HAS HIS GOAL! Well, what a performance this is from the hosts. More dreadful defending from Everton, who allow Costa to ghost in unmarked from a corner, and the striker duly hammers home on the volley.
    • 44'
      STAT - Diego Costa has had a hand in more goals than any other Premier League player this season (9 goals, 3 assists).
    • 46'
      Welcome back! The second half is underway at Stamford Bridge.
    • 46'
      It could so easily have been more for Chelsea, who are blowing through Everton with ease every time they forge an attack.
    • 47'
      SO CLOSE! Amazing play from Pedro, who gives Williams the slip with a sublime turn on the half-way line. He feeds Costa, who looks all set to adda fourth, but his shot nestles into the side-netting.
    • 48'
      If the scoreline wasn’t enough to indicate Chelsea’s dominance, Everton have yet to register a shot in this game. However, they do have a corner now, after a mistake from Alonso, but Barkley’s cross is cleared with ease.
    • 50'
      CHANCE! That would have been four for Chelsea, if not for a fantastic tackle by Williams! Funes Mori gave up far too easily when trying to challenge Moses, and the winger’s attempted pass rebounds to Matic. He tees up Costa, but Everton’s defender gets across to make the block.
    • 52'
      Good goalkeeping this time from Stekelenburg, who is out quickly to snatch the ball away from Costa, who had been played through down the right.
    • 55'
      Chelsea are simply in cruise-control as it stands, with Everton applying little to no pressure on the ball.
    • 56'
      G E. Hazard Assist Diego Costa
    • 56'
      It was clever play from Pedro, who has been fantastic down the right, and set Hazard up with a delightful back-heel.
    • 56'
      GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!! SUPERB! What. A. Goal. That is top-class play from Chelsea, who have their fourth now. It is Hazard who has got it, combining excellently with Pedro before driving into the box and sliding a neat finish in at the near post.
    • 58'
      STAT - Chelsea have scored with each of their four shots on target.
    • 60'
      SI A. Lennon SO Diego Costa
    • 60'
      Another change now coming up for Everton, as Aaron Lennon prepares to come on. He will replace Yannick Bolasie.
    • 62'
      GOOD SAVE! This is incredible from Chelsea, who are opening Everton up time after time after time. If not for Stekelenburg, who did well to keep out Costa’s volley, it would have been 5-0!
    • 64'
      A booking now for Barry, who will miss Everton’s next game - it is the veteran’s fifth caution of the season.
    • 65'
      G Pedro Assist Diego Costa
    • 65'
      GOOAAALLLLL!!! PEDRO MAKES IT 5-0! This is outstanding. Costa tees up Hazard, whose strike is saved by Stekelenburg, but Pedro is on hand to nudge home the rebound.
    • 66'
      SI T. Davies SO Diego Costa
    • 66'
      A third and final switch now for Everton, as Koeman hauls off Barry, who has been terrible. Young Tom Davies is his replacement.
    • 68'
      STAT - Hazard has scored five and assisted one in his last four PL appearances.
    • 70'
      Everton are just trying to retain possession for a spell now. They manage to get it forward to Davies, and the promising youngster does well to win a corner.
    • 71'
      SI Oscar SO Diego Costa
    • 71'
      A first change of the game now from Conte. Off goes Pedro, who has been magnificent, and on comes Oscar.
    • 72'
      Finally, an effort on goal from Everton, as Mirallas’ header loops just wide of the upright.
    • 75'
      Another change coming up now for Chelsea, with Michy Batshuayi preparing to come on.
    • 78'
      Still, Chelsea continue to dominate, causing through before clicking up into gear in the final third. Costa manages to unleash a powerful close-range drive, but Coleman is on hand to make the block.
    • 79'
      Sublime play from Oscar, who dinks a magnificent pass over the top of Everton’s defence. Costa races through, but Williams got across to make a fantastic challenge.
    • 80'
      SI M. Batshuayi SO Diego Costa
    • 80'
      Here is that Chelsea switch, as Eden Hazard goes off. His replacement is Michy Batshuayi.
    • 82'
      CHANCE! More shambolic Everton defending allows Luiz to latch onto a cross and hammer a volley goal-wards, but Stekelenburg reacts to tip it over.
    • 84'
      SI J. Terry SO Diego Costa
    • 84'
      Here is a third and final change for Chelsea. John Terry is on, and Gary Cahill makes way.
    • 87'
      Immense play from Costa, who drives through the heart of Everton’s defence, but his shot is blocked.
    • 90'
      CLOSE! Moses almost gets himself on the score-sheet, cutting inside before driving an effort on target, but Stekelenburg made the save.
    • 91'
      There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this game.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Defender
    spain
    Marcos Alonso
    3
    Defender
    brazil
    David Luiz
    30

    SUBSTITUTES

    Attacker
    spain
    Pedro
    11
    71'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    portugal
    Marco Silva

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 4 16
    Yellow Cards 0 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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