The Blues from the West London have secured a 2-1 home victory over the blue side from Merseyside in the Carabao Cup to move to the next round.
The game was very crucial for both the teams, as they had been going through a very tough phase following their poor forms. Moreover, Everton manager Ronald Koeman was sacked just a day prior to the game. In this situation, the home manager Antonio Conte lined up his team making few substitutions giving opportunities to the youngsters. But the changes didn’t reflect too much as Chelsea dominated the whole first half and ended with a 1-0 lead. In the 26th minute, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger scored his first goal in Chelsea career following a delivery from the corner.
Willian scored the winning goal
In the second half, Everton tried to tighten the screws as they started the half in a very positive manner. But the home team was rescued several times courtesy to their goalkeeper Wilfried Caballero. In the 92nd minute of the game, Chelsea winger Willian increased the lead following a brilliant build up from the corner. This goal was enough for the visitors to find their ways out of the tournament. Although Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored one back for the away team in the last minute of the game following a massive defensive error by the Chelsea defence, it was too late to make a comeback in the game.
Rudiger opened the scoring for the Blues
Chelsea vs Everton Team News:
Chelsea (3-4-3): Wilfried Caballero; Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Gary Cahill; Davide Zappacosta, Danny Drinkwater (62′), Ethan Ampadu, Kenedy; Willian, Charley Musonda (70′), Michy Batshuayi (85′).
Chelsea Subs: Eduardo, Dujon Sterling, Jake Clarke-Salter, Kyle Scott, Cesc Fabregas (62′), Pedro Rodriguez (70′), Alvaro Morata (85′).
Everton (4-3-3): Jordan Pickford; Jonjoe Kenny, Ashley Williams, Phil Jagielka, Leighton Baines; Tom Davies, Ben Baningime, James McCarthy (64′); Aaron Lenon (73′), Kevin Mirallas, Wayne Rooney (81′).
Everton Subs: Joel Robles, Mason Holgate, Michael Keane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (64′), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Ademola Lookman (73′), Baye Oumar Niasse (81′).
Chelsea vs Everton Match Highlights:
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