Everton 3-1 Chelsea: Disaster Blues suffer shock defeat

Blues suffer shock loss to relegation battlers Everton

Everton battled to claim a vital 3-1 Premier League win over Chelsea, lifting them out of the bottom three with Duncan Ferguson at the helm.

Duncan Ferguson

Duncan Ferguson

Duncan Ferguson made an instant impact as Everton’s caretaker manager following the sacking of Marco Silva, guiding them to a 3-1 win over Chelsea and lifting them out of the bottom three. Richarlison got Ferguson’s interim reign off to a flying start when heading in after only five minutes, with the Brazilian netting for the third successive Premier League match.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin capitalised on defensive haplessness to make it 2-0 early in the second half and, although Mateo Kovacic’s first league goal for Chelsea offered the visitors encouragement Everton managed to seal the points late on – their English forward getting a second.

Aliyu Abdullahi