Chelsea showed total control at home with a comfortable 2-0 win over Everton Sunday. The win is their second in the Premier League season.
Cesc Fabregas cracked The Toffees’ tough defense by calmly clipping into the bottom corner from Alvaro Morata’s instinctive knockdown. Morata won the free kick after a foul by Ashely Williams on the right wing. Fabregas right footed the shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left in the 27’ of the game.
Morata added another goal 13 minutes later with a perfect cross from Cesar Azpilicueta. The visiting team had an attempt at the goal after Azpilicueta made a mistake, but Sandro’s shot was deflected wide. Chelsea could have scored more than 2 goals, with Victor Moses attempt went straight at Jordan Pickford and Pedro drove just wide on the edge of the box.
Everton playing for their third away game in seven days, failed to win in their last 23 league games at Stamford Bridge.
For the host team, the victory was their second after their impressive win over Tottenham at Wembley last weekend. They lost their opening match against Burnley, and the win against Tottenham and Everton is a morale booster. The Antonio Conte’s ward showed intensity on their passing, movement and pressing. Chelsea played like champions last Sunday, getting six points out of nine, thwarting speculations of a crisis that is looming.
Fatigued may perhaps caught up with the Toffees having played three games in seven days. They never even troubled Thibaut Courtois, not until the 87th minute when Idrissa Gueye made an attempt at the goal, forcing the Goalkeeper to make a save.
Wayne Rooney presence was almost invisible the entire match. He was also given a yellow card towards the end of the game. The 31-year-old former England Captain appeared frustrated as he, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Sandro never really gelled convincingly. Everton clearly felt Romelu Lukaku’s absence.
Everton never won a Premier League match after conceding 2 or more goals at the half, a run that now stretches into four draws and 55 losses.