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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is clearly not satisfied after his team suffered a 2-0 defeat with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

According to the Dutchman, it was in the first half that the Toffees lost the game:

“I am disappointed with the first half because our ball possession was poor,” he said after the match.

“We did not have enough movement to give options.

“Against Chelsea, you need to be at your best to get a result and we weren’t. The second half was better but we lost it in the first.

Everton were missing many key-men today, most of them for injury: this situation force the club to do two more signings before the transfer window closes in the end of the upcoming week:

“We need at least two more players,  a striker is most important.”

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New Chelsea signing Alvaro Morata was the man of the match in the 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

The former Real Madrid striker gave an assist to Cesc Fabregas for the game opener and then scored the Blues second goal before half time.

Interviewed after the match, Morata claimed Chelsea deserved the three points:

“We had many chances and this is what matters the most, today it was a good performance,” the Spaniard said right after the final whistle.

“In the second half we could score more goals, we defenetely deserved this win.”

 

 

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Nice goal from Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata, who scored the second goal at Stamford Bridge today: “The Premier League is different from Spain or Italy, I have to adapt to life, culture and a new language but I am already settled in London. I finally have an apartment with my wife”.

About Chelsea’s Premier League season so far, the Spaniard adds: “We have beaten Tottenham at Wembley and now Everton at home, there is no problem with our manager: [Antonio] Conte is always Conte, he wants the best and is pushing us to give the best on the pitch”. 

 

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Chelsea beat Everton at Stamford Bridge and get their first home win of the season, following the 2-3 defeat against Burnley.

Antonio Conte‘s men controlled the game, while the Toffees struggled to create chances in a tough first half. In the second period Chelsea conceded some chances but Everton couldn’t find the net.

A comfortable Sunday for the Blues, who are now 5th on the league table with 6 points in 3 games.

THE GOALS – Cesc Fabregas and Willian linked up from a free-kick before Morata assisted his teammate, who broke the deadlock with his right foot into Pickford’s bottom right corner after 26′.

Then Alvaro Morata himself raised the score with a brilliant header: the ex-Real Madrid striker reached a brilliant cross from Azpilicueta, raising and scoring from a close range.

Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), David Luiz, Rudiger; Moses (Christensen 89), Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Willian, Morata (Batshuayi 78), Pedro (Bakayoko 75).
Unused subs Caballero, Tomori, Kenedy, Musonda.
Scorers Fabregas 27, Morata 40
Booked Moses 76, Azpilicueta 88

Everton (3-5-1-1): Pickford, Keane, Williams, Jagielka (c) (Lennon 83), Holgate, Sigurdsson, Davies (Besic h/t), Gueye, Baines, Rooney, Sandro (Calvert-Lewin 62).
Unused subs Stekelenburg, Martina, Kenny, Lookman.
Booked Gueye 9, Rooney 71

Referee Jonathan Moss
Crowd 41,382

 

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Chelsea are leading the game against Everton at halftime, with goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata.

The Spaniard and Willian linked up from a free-kick before Morata assisted his teammate, who broke the deadlock with his right foot into Pickford’s bottom right corner after 26′. Then Morata himself raised the score exploiting a great cross from Azpilicueta and putting the ball under defender Keane with a brilliant header.

Antonio Conte‘s men are easily controlling the game as Everton struggled to create chances to score.

 

 

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Chelsea (3-4-2-1) Courtois, Azplicueta, David Luiz, Rudiger, Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Marcos Alonso, Willian, Morata, Pedro.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Tomori, Bakayoko, Kenedy, Musonda, Batshuayi.

Manager: Antonio Conte

Everton (4-2-3-1): Pickford, Keane, Williams, Jagielka (c), Holgate, Sigurdsson, Davies, Gueye, Baines, Rooney, Sandro

Subs: Stekelenburg, Martina, Kenny, Besic, Lennon, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman

Manager: Ronald Koeman

Kick-Off: 1.30 PM BST

Venue: Stamford Bridge

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman is confident ahead of their trip to Stamford Bridge, where the Toffees suffered a huge 5-0 defeat last year.

When asked about Chelsea‘s strength this season, the former Southampton head-coach claimed: “They’re still the champions, they showed that ambition and hunger in the last game against Tottenham”.

“They’re difficult to beat and they play with a high, winning mentality – Koeman added – Then we need to do better than last year because it was too easy for them. We will be stronger this time.”

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TEAM NEWS

Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas is back after his suspension against Spurs and will probably start

Gary Cahill still suspended

– 50/50 possibility to start both for Fabregas and Tiemoué Bakayoko: the Frenchman impressed against Tottenham last Sunday

– 50/50 possibility to start both for Alvaro Morata and Michy Batshuayi

– Eden Hazard out, still recovering from his broken ankle

 

Everton

Morgan Scheinderlin is suspended

Ross Barkley out injured ( hamstring) amid Spurs and Chelsea speculations

– Both Idrissa Gueye and Sandro Ramirez are doubt: Gueye missed Thursday’s win over Hajduk Split as a precaution with a hamstring problem, while Sandro has got a heel issue

Davy Klaasen has been ruled out for a foot problem

James McCarthy, Ramiro Funes Mori, Yannick Bolasie all out with knee problems

Seamus Coleman out with a broken leg

 

STATS

  • Chelsea have won seven of their last 10 Premier League meetings with Everton, including both in 2016-17 (W7 D1 L2).

 

  • Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 22 home Premier League games against Everton since a 1-0 loss in November 1994 (W12 D10). Only against Tottenham (25) are they on a longer unbeaten Premier League run at Stamford Bridge.

 

  • Indeed, this Everton run of 22 games without a victory at Chelsea is their longest away winless run at another club in the Premier League. Only against Leeds (36 games between 1953-2001) have they had a longer away run without a win in league history.

 

  • The Toffees have only lost one of their last 11 Premier League games against the reigning champions (W6 D4); a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in December 2014.

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N'Golo Kante believes Bakayoko can make Chelsea forget about Nemanja Matic

Ahead of tomorrow’s game vs Everton midfielder N’Golo Kante praises his new team-mate Tiemoué Bakayoko.

“Who plays is not the most important – we had very good players last season and this season also.

“The main thing is how we play and how we work in training” – Kante explained – “As soon as Tiemoue understands how the team work, how the manager wants us to work, we can play very well. Tottenham was his first game and it wasn’t easy for him, because it was the first game away to a good opponent, and he did very well. I’ve tried to help him to settle well at Chelsea and feel good in the squad.”

 

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“I have always said there will be a warm welcome for every good player here and he is a good player, – Everton manager Ronald Koeman said speaking at press conference, when asked about the possibility of signing Diego Costa to Everton.

“Diego Costa is a good player, so yes” the Dutchman noted.

It is understood the Brazilian star only wants to join Atletico Madrid on a permanent move from Chelsea, with also Everton, Deportivo La Coruna and A.C. Milan reportedly interested in the striker.

Anyway, Costa could consider a Premier League move instead of a reunion with former manager Diego Pablo Simeone in Madrid.

Meanwhile, Everton winger Ross Barkley could be heading to Chelsea as Antonio Conte is trying to hijack Tottenham Hotspur’s deal for the England international.

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