Chelsea top four hopes dented after defeat at Goodison Park by Everton

Everton 2-0 Chelsea

Richarlison and Sigurdsson scored as Everton dealt a blow to Chelsea’s Premier League top four hopes.

Chelsea were dominant in the first half with Eden Hazard striking the post and Pedro wasting a chance from close range.

But failed to capitalize on their game in hand, and still sit sixth in the Premier League table, a point behind Manchester United, who they would have leapfrogged had they won. Victory would also have taken them level on points with fourth-placed Arsenal.

They were punished four minutes into the second half as Richarlison headed in his 13th goal of the season following a corner.

And the visitors’ woes increased on 71 minutes when Richarlison was brought down in the area by Marcos Alonso, with Gylfi Sigurdsson scoring the rebound from his own penalty.

Gylfi Sigurdsson doesn’t hit it well and his penalty is well saved by Kepa, who dives the right way to his right.

Unfortunately for the Chelsea keeper, the rebound falls straight in the path of Sigurdsson and he slots it into the corner.



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