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Everton 3-1 Chelsea: Toffees win first game under caretaker boss Duncan Ferguson

Richarlison celebrates Everton's opening goal against Chelsea
Richarlison, who signed a contract extension in the week, scored his eighth goal in 19 games for Everton this season

Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson made an instant impact on the pitch and a spectacular one off it as he started his reign with a vital victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Ferguson is in interim control after Marco Silva was sacked following Wednesday's Merseyside derby thrashing at Liverpool that had left the Toffees in the relegation zone.

And Everton banished their recent struggles to run out fully deserved winners on a thunderous occasion illuminated by the former striker's wild celebrations.

The Scot raced down the touchline when Richarlison headed Everton in front from Djibril Sidibe's cross after only five minutes, then swung a ball boy around in the air when Dominic Calvert-Lewin took advantage of slipshod Chelsea defending to increase their lead four minutes after half-time.

Chelsea frayed some nerves in the home crowd when Mateo Kovacic pulled one back from long range - but Ferguson was off down the touchline again when more awful defending from Frank Lampard's side allowed Calvert-Lewin to scramble his second through goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's legs with six minutes left.

Ferguson and his players took the acclaim at the final whistle as the mood lifted at Goodison Park.

Ferguson the talisman

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Debut win an 'undescribable feeling' - Ferguson

Ferguson has long enjoyed cult status with a large section of Everton's support - and he has added another chapter, albeit a small one, with this memorable victory.

The 47-year-old was visibly emotional at the prospect of managing Everton, even for one game. He was suited and booted - determined to relish every second.

In some respects the Scot was last man standing because he has been on the coaching staff under Roberto Martinez, Ronald Koeman, Sam Allardyce and Marco Silva.

This was his time and he certainly left a lasting impression with his fierce intensity, touchline demands and wild goal celebrations.

Ferguson emerged just before kick-off to a raucous reputation and wasted no time reconnecting with the fans who adored him as a player.

Never mind the smart shoes, he was off down the touchline at a fair lick whenever celebrating.

The most important thing for Everton and Ferguson was the result - and that came deservedly from a set of players who should actually question themselves over how they showed a competitive edge and fire that was missing under Silva.

Everton were resilient in a way they have not been this season, while Calvert-Lewin channelled the spirit of Ferguson by giving Chelsea's defenders a nightmare afternoon.

It is only one result - but how Everton needed it and Ferguson fully deserved to celebrate his part in it.

Chelsea pay the price for defensive shambles

Chelsea's Mason Mount rues a missed chance at Everton
Mount had three shots - more than any other Chelsea player

Chelsea have been described many times as a work in progress under Lampard - and this showed exactly why.

They have been vulnerable defensively all season but here at Goodison, with Everton inspired, all the flaws were on display.

Calvert-Lewin was the main beneficiary, taking advantage of chaos in the penalty area to score the Toffees' second, then striking again late on after Kepa compounded a poor clearance by letting the forward's his shot through his legs.

Chelsea can enter the market in January after their transfer ban was reduced to one window on appeal - and on this evidence Lampard will be spending a large part of his funds on stiffening a leaky defence.

'Not good enough' - what they said

Everton caretaker manager Duncan Ferguson: "It was an unbelievable atmosphere for myself but it's the players who need to take the pride and the praise. We were just trying to get the communication working.

"I thought they were fantastic; we really got the players working well together. To get the early goal was really important. When you are leading a team and the fans need you to get three points, it is so much more important than anything else."

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Everton 3-1 Chelsea: Frank Lampard unhappy with 'not good enough' Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard: "I knew they were going to have a go today but I am more worried about us. It was not good enough.

"We conceded three horrible goals. The last thing we want is to go down so early.

"We have to get our shots away, especially against a team who have lots of players around the box. It's really important to move on but I am flat because we should come here and get a result and we didn't."

Three in a row for Richarlison - match stats

  • This was Everton's third win in 12 Premier League games and ended a run of three straight defeats.
  • Chelsea lost a game against a team with a manager taking charge of their first Premier League match for the only the second time. The other was in their game against Oldham on the first day of the 1992-93 season.
  • Chelsea have lost three of their past four Premier League games, as many defeats as they suffered in their previous 20 in the competition.
  • Everton have beaten Chelsea twice in a row in the league for the first time since November 1994.
  • Chelsea have had only one clean sheet in 17 Premier League away games in 2019, a joint-low among teams to play in both seasons (Tottenham also have one in 16).
  • Everton forward Richarlison has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time (89 appearances).

Man of the match - Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton)

Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Calvert-Lewin scored two goals in a league game for the first time since doing so for Northampton Town - where he was on loan from previous club Sheffield United - against Carlisle in League Two in October 2015

What's next?

Everton are away to Manchester United in the league on Sunday, 15 December in their next match (14:00 GMT).

Chelsea host Bournemouth in the Premier League next Saturday (15:00) after a home Champions League group game against Lille on Tuesday (20:00).

Line-ups

Everton

  • 1Pickford
  • 19Sidibé
  • 5Keane
  • 2Holgate
  • 12DigneBooked at 30minsSubstituted forBainesat 82'minutes
  • 11WalcottSubstituted forBernardat 86'minutes
  • 18Schneiderlin
  • 10G Sigurdsson
  • 17Iwobi
  • 9Calvert-LewinBooked at 68mins
  • 7RicharlisonBooked at 42minsSubstituted forDaviesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Baines
  • 14Tosun
  • 20Bernard
  • 22Stekelenburg
  • 26Davies
  • 27Kean
  • 29Niasse

Chelsea

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 24JamesSubstituted forBatshuayiat 82'minutes
  • 4Christensen
  • 15Zouma
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 7Kanté
  • 17Kovacic
  • 10WillianSubstituted forHudson-Odoiat 71'minutes
  • 19Mount
  • 22Pulisic
  • 9Abraham

Substitutes

  • 5Jorginho
  • 8Barkley
  • 13Caballero
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 23Batshuayi
  • 29Tomori
  • 33Emerson
Referee:
Craig Pawson
Attendance:
39,114

Match Stats

Home TeamEvertonAway TeamChelsea
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 1.

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bernard (Everton).

Attempt missed. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michy Batshuayi.

Attempt saved. Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by César Azpilicueta with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Chelsea. Mason Mount tries a through ball, but Tammy Abraham is caught offside.

Offside, Everton. Leighton Baines tries a through ball, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Bernard replaces Theo Walcott because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Everton 3, Chelsea 1. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mason Mount with a cross.

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Djibril Sidibé (Everton).

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Leighton Baines replaces Lucas Digne because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Michy Batshuayi replaces Reece James.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt saved. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by César Azpilicueta.

Attempt missed. Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

Offside, Chelsea. Mateo Kovacic tries a through ball, but Christian Pulisic is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Tom Davies (Everton) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Digne with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Callum Hudson-Odoi replaces Willian.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton. Tom Davies replaces Richarlison.

Foul by Christian Pulisic (Chelsea).

Djibril Sidibé (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Djibril Sidibé (Everton).

Booking

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kurt Zouma (Chelsea).

Richarlison (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Andreas Christensen (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton).

Attempt missed. Mason Mount (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.

Attempt missed. Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by N'Golo Kanté.

Attempt missed. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Reece James with a cross following a set piece situation.

Reece James (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

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