Chelsea defeated Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Monday to move into the qualification zone for next season’s UEFA Champions League. The ‘Toffees’, meanwhile, missed a great opportunity to strengthen their hopes of qualifying for the best club competition in the world.
In the 31st minute, Marcos Alonso sent in a low cross for Kai Havertz, who shot on goal, however, the ball deflected off defender Ben Godfrey, who inadvertently sent the ball into the back of the net. An embarrassing own goal put Chelsea ahead on the scoreboard.
In the second half, Havertz scored a goal after a Hudson Odoi’s cross, but referee Chris Cavanagh disallowed it because the German had controlled the ball with his hand.
In the 65th minute, Jordan Pickford fouled Havertz and Kavanagh awarded a penalty for the Blues, which Jorginho took. The Italian-Brazilian did not hesitate and scored to make it 2-0.
Everton had a poor performance and very few chances to score: one of them was a shot from outside the box by Andre Gomes that Edouard Mendy saved without problems.
The Blues managed their lead and did not struggle to secure their victory.
With this result, Chelsea are fourth in the table with 50 points after 28 games, while Everton are sixth with 46 points after 27 games.