Chelsea held back by Everton

Chelsea held back by Everton

This Saturday, Everton ended Chelsea’s winning streak by equalizing in the dying moments of the game at Stamford Bridge.

The month of March smiled well on Chelsea until there. After three consecutive victories in all competitions and qualification for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the Blues received a team ofEverton in bad shape in the league and who is fighting to stay in the top flight.

Good start from Chelsea

From the outset, the Londoners imposed their game and managed to obtain several chances thanks in particular to the very good start to the match from Joao Felix. the Portuguese international is finally rewarded in the 52nd minute. On a ball badly returned by the defense of the Toffees, Félix strikes in a tight angle with the left foot and sees his shot hit the post of Jordan Pickford before returning (1-0).

But if they are in place, Graham Potter’s men will end up being surprised. At the 69th minute, Abdoulaye Doucoure follows a resumption of Tarkowski on a corner and comes to equalize, Kepa being too fair to prevent the ball from going fully into his goal. Hardly time to doubt that Chelsea is already reacting. Following a foul by Trakowski on Reece James, Darren England indicates the penalty spot. As against Dortmund in the Champions League last week, Kai Havertz transforms, in an attempt this time, and comes to register his 3rd goal on the last three matches.

Everton douche Stamford Bridge

The Londoners then think of spinning towards a 4th consecutive victory in all competitions but Everton had not said its last word. FOLLOWING a very nice outing and a superb delivery from Doucouré, Ellis Simms plays with Kalidou Koulibaly before deceiving Kepa and equalizing a second time. (1-1, 90th)

A setback for the Blues who remain undefeated in March. Unfortunately, they miss the opportunity to get closer to European places and remain stuck in 10th place in the standings. For their part, the Toffees give themselves some air and go back to 15th place.

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