Chelsea slump Everton to inch close to the title


Antonio Conte’s men brushed aside Everton at Goodison Park to get one step closer to the Premier League trophy. This was by far the biggest tie of Chelsea’s remaining matches. And the Blues passed it with flying colors.

Ronald Koeman’s men were undone in a brilliant second half spell by Chelsea. The visitors clocked up three goals within a span of 20 minutes. The first goal of the match came in the 66th minute through Pedro. He received the ball outside the box and wasted no time to fire in the shot.

Three minutes later Cahill put his name on the scoresheet after he got lucky from an Eden Hazard free-kick. He put the ball in the back of the net to make it 2-0 for the visitors.

Willian scored the third goal of the match after coming off the bench.

Everton suffer first defeat at home:

Before this match, Everton were on a run of eight consecutive home wins. But this loss to Chelsea means that Everton suffer their first home defeat this Premier League season. Ronald Koeman’s men have been in fine form this season and this loss will certainly be a blow to their otherwise wonderful campaign. Everton are currently placed seventh in the league table with fifty-eight points. They are just two points shy of Arsenal but the Toffees have also been two games more than Wenger’s men.

Conte’s wild celebrations:

Chelsea have always been blessed with managers who are more on the dramatic side. And Antonio Conte is no different. Previous matches have proved that the Italian loves to celebrate. But this time he added another level of crazy to his antics. After the match got over, the Chelsea team were busy applauding their away fans and Conte went down and jumped up on the shoulders of Courtois trying to give him a bear hug.

Conte is the madness and theatrics that makes the Premier League so unpredictable and unique. And we cannot wait to see what the Italian will do if and when his team manages to lift the trophy.

What next for Chelsea?

This was really the biggest test for Chelsea before the season winds up. This was the match where they might have stumbled and lost points. But instead, they went to Everton and made a statement with an emphatic 3-0 win. The next four matches should be regulation wins for Chelsea. Well at least on paper!