Chelsea 2-0 Everton

  • Chelsea go into international break with consecutive victories.
  • Everton failed to bring the fight to the Blues as they deliver lacklustre performance.
  • Cesc Fabregas gave Chelsea lead with fantastic finish before Alvaro Morata secured all three points before half-time.
  • Everton rallied slightly in second half, but did not really trouble Thibaut Courtois.
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Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Everton.

First-half strikes from Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas seals a comfortable win for Chelsea. Everton were lacklustre for most of the game, and only really came live in an offensive sense with less than 10 minutes to go.

Conte may wish for more signings, but his current squad are serving him well right now.

Alvaro Morata
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Calvert-Lewin bursts forward but cannot find Lennon. It's all come too late for Everton, who are resigned to defeat.


Azpilicueta gives away a free-kick on the edge of the Chelsea box, but the set-piece comes to noting for Everton.


A long ball forward from Pickford causes trouble as Rooney and Lennon have shots blocked. Gueye eventually forces a strong save from Courtois.

Conte sees fit to make a change in order to wind the clock down. Christensen on for Moses.


Everton force a corner as Holgate's cross is headed out by Luiz.

Sigurdsson delivers but it does not clear the first man. The Iceland international tries again and crosses brilliantly for Williams, who heads wide.


An attacking substitution for Everton as Lennon comes on for Jagielka. Too little too late from Koeman, surely.


Ashley Williams has Courtois sprawling but his half-volley dips over the bar. Arguably Everton's best opportunity of the game, and it was a half-chance at that.


Batshuayi's first involvement is a poor one as he fails to play in Pedro.

Everton regroup with Calvert-Lewin, who draws a foul from Luiz.


Moses in the book for a poor challenge on Baines. Batshuayi set to be introduced in place of goalscorer Alvaro Morata.


Bakayoko replaces Pedro with just 15 minutes to go. Everton now playing slightly higher up the pitch but still failing to create anything meaningful. You would think Bakayoko will come on to help see out the win.


Calvert-Lewin has shown signs of life but he hasn't conjured up a fightback. The only fighting talk has come from Rooney, who goes into the referee's notebook for dissent.


Besic scythes down Pedro in true Besic fashion but manages to escape a booking, uncharacteristically.


25 minutes left of normal time as Alonso fires an effort well over the bar.

No danger of another Burnley debacle. Chelsea are cruising.


Dominic Calvert-Lewin will be introduced for Sandro, who has had a poor game in truth.


A low cross from Azpilicueta almost brings a third as Williams and Pickford fail to clear. Holgate kicks the ball out for a corner, which is only cleared to Pedro, but the Spaniard fires wide.


The game is very much being played at pedestrian pace. Everton are not forcing the issue, while Chelsea seem more than happy to play the ball around in a leisurely manner.


Willian feeds Moses but the Nigerian is just about stifled by Besic and Baines. Besic took a chance by going to ground but it worked out for him in the end.


Everton spark into life as Rooney sets free Sandro, but the Spaniard's shot is blocked by Rudiger.

Replays show it to be a poor effort, but signs of life from Everton. Corner comes to nothing.


Second half back under way, Chelsea begin on the ascendancy and force a corner out of Keane.


Koeman has made a change. Muhamed Besic replaces Tom Davies in the Toffees' engine room.


Not a great statistic for Everton fans...


Morata seems to have got to grips with life at Stamford Bridge.

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Half-time: Chelsea 2-0 Everton

Largely routine for Chelsea. Goals from Fabregas and Morata have handed the Premier League champions a nice cushion going into the second half. Everton have offered absolutely nothing in an attacking sense so far, and are yet to have a touch in Chelsea's penalty area.


Everton try to venture forward but Sigurdsson's cross is dealt with easily. Two minutes of stoppage time to play in the first half, Chelsea looking very comfortable indeed.