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Gary Rose, Tom Rostance and Graham Chase

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  1. Post update

    It may be early days but Chelsea have certainly thrown down the gauntlet today. Can Liverpool and Arsenal display their credentials as title contenders when they take to the pitch tomorrow?

    Liverpool travel to Tottenham while Arsenal are at Leicester, who could hand a Premier League debut to Esteban Cambiasso.

    Plenty of reason to join us for more live text commentary tomorrow, so until then, goodbye.

  2. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sigmund Vestergaard: People are too easily carried away. Only three rounds in; let's see what it looks like after 15 before we jump on a bandwagon.

  3. Post update

    Twenty-four goals scored in six games, which included last-minute equalisers and five goals in 10 minutes.

    The most entertaining league in the world? The Premier League has certainly made a strong claim for that title today.

  4. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Just watching Jose Mourinho speaking in his post-match news conference and he describes how he had his players training for 90 minutes on Wednesday to defend against free-kicks, having conceded from a set-piece today he says he may as well stay at home with his wife and kids next time. Classic Mourinho.

  5. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Sid: Chelsea not very convincing in defence but out scored the opposition. Reminds of Liverpool last season.

    Ashley Williams: Costa scored against Burnley and Leicester, two promoted teams and against Everton who gifted goals today. #notimpressed

  6. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Roberto Martrinez

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez, speaking to BBC Sport: "I can imagine it was a great game to watch from a neutral point of view but our point of view was that we started too slow.

    "But even then I felt we showed great character and great belief and I felt we were getting back into it, but every time we did we were dealt a sucker punch. Our defending was not as good as it should be. We need to make sure our good play gets a lot more support from having a more solid defensive display.

    "We should have protected Tim Howard a lot better. But we take responsibility as a team and in the same way promote all the good things we have. We have the experience and the know how. There were positives, Romelu Lukaku lasting along as he did and Samuel Eto'o arriving and having the impact he did."

  7. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea


    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to BBC Sport: "It was wonderful for everyone at the stadium and watching television around the world - but not for me. We cannot make so many defensive mistakes. We want to improve as a team by keeping our defensive strength and quality and improving in other areas. Today we showed we are improving in other areas but not keeping the balance in defence.

    "The team likes to have the ball, that is very important but we need to keep our defensive balance and not commit mistakes. Wednesday afternoon we spent 90 minutes defending corners and free-kicks but today we conceded from a free-kick so I cannot be happy with the ridiculous goal we conceded.

    "There is 35 more games, three is nothing."

  8. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Trillfinest: Chelsea will be champions. Absolute class.

    Daniel Robinson: Costa four goals in three Prem games. Torres took 39 games to reach the same stat with Chelsea. Any Costa naysayers left?

  9. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Leighton Baines

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez on Sky Sports: "The way we defended was soft. To concede two goals so quickly could have ruined us but we were magnificent in our response to that. There were one or two situations when we didn't defend as we should do but those are the small margins.

    "There are many positives for us. But we can't carry on conceding the goals we have, it is not natural and we must improve. But the way we kept bouncing back to get into the game will allow us to show our potential."

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    Neale Horstead: England's two first-choice centre-backs concede nine goals between them - enough said.

    Lisa: Fabulous game in memory of the late Lord Attenborough. C'mon Chelsea!

  11. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jamie Smith: Fabregas & Costa. What a combination.

    Ryan Crombleholme: Fantasy Prem is wrecked, got Chelsea and Everton players...

  12. Text us on 81111

    Ryan, London: Man Utd's fall from grace confirmed by the running order for MOTD. Drawing with Burnley isn't even considered a shock anymore.

  13. Manager reaction

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports: "If the salt and the pepper of football is goals then to have nine goals in a Premier League match is fantastic ingredients.

    "The two teams played fantastically well. I know Everton are a good offensive side and their movement is not easy to control but we concede three goals it is too much. All of them I can clearly identify mistakes and those who are involved but in the end we are killers in attack.

    "We come to this stadium and get three points so we are happy. Obviously my players did well. Diego Costa had three chances and he scored two goals. He is a good finisher and he gives us a lot.

    "Today I told my people that I have no news until the end of the game. We are trying since yesterday to get Loic Remy but I don't know the status. We have a fantastic doctor and I trust him completely. They will identify any problem."

  14. Cole makes Roma debut

    If that nine-goal thriller has got you hungry for more football, then why not swing by our European football live text commentary.

    Ashley Cole is making his Roma debut at left-back as the Italian side face Fiorentina, head over to our European live text to find out how he gets on.

  15. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Former England striker Michael Owen: Just walked in and seen the Chelsea score. Wow!!! I fancy them to stroll the league this year.

  16. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Diego Costa
  17. Player reaction

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Chelsea defender John Terry, speaking to Sky Sports: "The way we kept responding was excellent and something we did not have last year so that delights me more than anything.

    "At times we have dropped points against the lesser sides and we have not done well here the last few years so to come here and get the win and the manner of the performance is great for the team.

    "The belief has been there since day one. We have started very well and it is important because the boys go away in the international break and it was important we got the win today and we got it brilliantly. Defensively we might get a bit of a telling off from the manager!

    "I am fighting to stay and remain in this great team. It is down to me to keep fighting and hopefully keep playing well."

  18. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Alison Stokes: So Everton at last have started to defend like Martinez's Wigan!

    Sam Payne: No one can say Chelsea are boring. Also no one can doubt Costa now.

    Patrick Beaumont: I know that it is still early in the season but I can't see a team beating Chelsea, they are formidable, hate to say it.

  19. Match of the Day

    Running order

    You'll never guess which game is on first tonight...

    1. Everton v Chelsea, 2. Man City v Stoke, 3. Newcastle v Palace, 4. Swansea v WBA, 5. West Ham v Saints, 6. Burnley v Man U, 7. QPR v Sunderland.

  20. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    And with that, Chelsea become the first away team to score six at Goodison Park since Arsenal won 6-1 on the opening day of the 2009-10 season.

    Jose Mourinho's side played some fantastic football at times and what a player Diego Costa looks. Very much displaying his Atletico Madrid form, rather than his Spain form. An old school striker who likes to get stuck in. Great to see.


    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Premier legau

    Hugely early days of course, but what a start to the season for Chelsea. Can anyone stop them?


    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

  23. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Into stoppage time but both teams are still going at each other. Good to see this, fantastically entertaining 90 minutes of football.

  24. Post update

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea

    Another minute, another chance of a goal in this exhilarating game. This time, Samuel Eto'o strikes at goal from inside the area but John Terry throws his body in front of it.

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Robert Gallacher: This game is so open even Torres would have snatched a goal!

    David Johnson: Everton attacking like Barca, defending like Wigan.

  26. GOAL

    Everton 3-6 Chelsea - Diego Costa (90 mins)

    Oh a disastrous introduction to the game for Muhamed Besic as he gives the ball away with his first touch and Diego Costa races into the area, draws out Tim Howard and fires in.

    Diego Costa jumps to celebrate his goal as Chelsea go 6-3 ahead against Everton

    Everton 3-5 Chelsea

    Changes for both sides as Didier Drogba comes on for Chelsea, replacing Cesc Fabregas while Everton boss Roberto Martinez takes off Romelu Lukaku for Muhamed Besic.

  28. Post update

    Everton 3-5 Chelsea

    A ball by Samuel Eto'o arrowed into the area almost finds Romelu Lukaku but it has too much power for the striker to get to it in time and Tim Howard collects.

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    Barry, Aberdeen: Absolutely humiliating. Can't remember Everton leaking goals like this. Martinez couldn't organise a whipround at a funeral.

  30. Stat attack

    Everton 3-5 Chelsea


    10:34 - This game has just seen five goals scored in 10 minutes and 34 seconds.

  31. Text us on 81111

    Luke, Portsmouth: And there I was thinking Chelsea's eccentricity would have departed with David Luiz! The Brazilian would be proud of this defending.

  32. Post update

    Everton 3-5 Chelsea

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "The goals keep coming at Goodison Park - the visiting fans are now singing 'boring, boring Chelsea' while the Everton supporters continue to roar their team on. Mind you, every time they seem to be getting close, Chelsea score again."

  33. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill: Can't watch anymore, its killing me. Buzzing my man Samuel Eto'o scored.

  34. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Callum Mackenzie: This game is ridiculous!

    Sammy Mexim: Still think the Man United defence is bad....?

    Ryan Mould: This is ruining my fantasy team, defence points a bust.


    Everton 3-5 Chelsea

    This is simply a brilliant game! This time Kevin Mirallas flicks an effort from the middle of the area that Thibaut Courtois looks to get enough of a touch to push the ball on to his post. Breathtaking stuff.

    Whatever you do, don't look back to my entry at 18:53 where I most definitely did not say this game had one more goal in it. Oh no.

  36. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ross Gordon: Everton and Chelsea trying to get their game of the season entry in early.

    Sam Kier: Regardless of the result, it's just so nice to be excited watching a Chelsea game again. About time!

    Allan Abbas: This a netball game, absolute thriller. Madness madness madness.

  37. GOAL

    Everton 3-5 Chelsea - Ramires (77 mins)

    Another goal! Chelsea respond with their first attack after Everton's goal as Ramires exchanges passes with Nemanja Matic before poking in at Tim Howard's near post.

    Any chance of a goalless spell now to let my typing fingers recover?

    Ramires puts Chelsea 5-3 ahead against Everton
  38. Post update

    Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

    "Can't believe I'm missing Tumble for this game!"

  39. GOAL

    Everton 3-4 Chelsea - Samuel Eto'o (76 mins)

    This game is utter madness! Everton are back to within one goal of Chelsea as Samuel Eto'o stoops to head in Leighton Baines's ball to score his first goal for the Toffees with his first touch. What drama!

    Samuel Eto'o scores Everton's third goal against his former club Chelsea
  40. GOAL

    Everton 2-4 Chelsea - Nemanja Matic (74 mins)

    Just as the Goodison Park crowd had roared on their side to get an equaliser, the away side have regained their two-goal lead as Nemanja Matic's low drive deflects off the boot of Phil Jagielka and beyond a wrong-footed Tim Howard for his first goal for Chelsea.

    Nemanja Matic scores Chelsea's fourth goal against Everton
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    Hugh Dickinson: You could have driven four buses, two lorries and an elephant through the Chelsea defence there.

    Mark Chmarny: Instant classic. Everton simply not ready to give up.

    Ed Hooley: Eto'o for the equaliser anyone?

  42. Post update

    Everton 2-3 Chelsea

    Between all that drama Tim Howard was booked after getting involved in a few cross words with Cesar Azpilicueta after Chelsea's goal.

    Tim Howard is booked after arguing with Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta

    Everton 2-3 Chelsea

    A great time for Everton to make a change as Samuel Eto'o comes on for Aiden McGeady to face his former side. Goodison Park is bouncing now.

  44. GOAL

    Everton 2-3 Chelsea - Steven Naismith (69 mins)

    A great response by Everton as Aiden McGeady races towards the Chelsea defence and slides a pass to put Steven Naismith clear and he duly despatches the ball into the far corner. Game back on!

    Steven Naismith celebrates scoring Everton's third goal
  45. GOAL

    Everton 1-3 Chelsea - Seamus Coleman (OG 67 mins)

    Just as Everton seemed to be pressing it is Chelsea who grab a third and possibly put this game to bed. Eden Hazard embarks on a delightful run into the area from the left before his shot is deflected from a tight angle off Seamus Coleman.

  46. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    You definitely get the sense there is another goal in this game as Romelu Lukaku almost gets on to a ball over the top, the offside flag is up but Gary Cahill is nevertheless back superbly to sweep away the danger and prevent the Everton striker from running through.

  47. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Diego Costa

    Ope Alabi: At this rate, Diego Costa's yellow card tally might rival his goal tally at the end of the season.

  48. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    It is then Everton's turn to attack as a free-kick is headed behind for a corner, which Kevin Mirallas swings in but the ball does not beat the first man and Chelsea clear.

  49. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Diego Costa needs to be careful as he looks to be getting easily riled by some strong challenges. He is still looking dangerous though as he holds the ball up superbly before poking a pass for Branislav Ivanovic to run on to, but his shot hits the side-netting.


    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    A coming together of Diego Costa and Seamus Coleman sees the former react angrily and he is subsequently booked.

    Diego Costa and Seamus Coleman

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Big, big save by Tim Howard as Cesc Fabregas unlocks the Everton defence with a stabbed through ball for Diego Costa to chase. The striker tries to bend the ball towards the far post but Howard sticks out a leg to poke behind for a corner, which John Terry then heads straight at the Everton keeper.

  52. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Sylvain Distin strays offside as an Everton free-kick is pinged into the area. His header was off target though.

  53. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    A big smile on the face of Samuel Eto'o as he warms up on the edge of the pitch, chatting with a couple of his former team-mates at Chelsea as they jog past.

    Meanwhile, Everton have started this half very brightly with plenty of possession, although they are yet to really test the Chelsea defence.

  54. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Fernando Torres

    Safe to say Chelsea are not missing this man. Fernando Torres arrived in Milan earlier for his medical as he prepares for life in Serie A.

    Diego Costa has hit the ground running with three goals from his first three games as a Chelsea player. It took Torres 14 games to get his first for the Blues.

  55. Text us on 81111

    John, Belfast: Big difference in quality between lunchtime match and evening kick off. Man U nowhere close to either of these teams.

  56. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Everton are straight on the attack as Romelu Lukaku races on to a pull back but lashes the ball way, way over the bar from about 30 yards.

    Romelu Lukaku in action for Everton
  57. KICK-OFF

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    No changes for either side as the second half gets under way. Can it live up to an excellent first half?

  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Jack Miller: Can the linesman get his contacts in for the second half please?

  59. Text us on 81111

    Tim, Brighton: Should hopefully be some second half now. I'm so impressed with Martinez. Just wonder how he would have fared at United last season instead of Moyes?

  60. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea


    Everton fans can feel optimistic of a fight back in the second half - their side are far from being dominated in this game. In fact, they have had more of the ball and more shots than Chelsea.

    Should make for an interesting 45 minutes ahead.

  61. Post update

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "That Kevin Mirallas goal means Everton go in with renewed hope at half-time but their fans are still unhappy with the part the officials played in both Chelsea's goals judging by the abuse directed at referee Jon Moss and his assistants as they left the pitch.

    "All to play for in the second half, though, especially if both teams continue in the same vein: Everton are throwing lots of men forward while Chelsea look very dangerous on the break."

  62. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Kieran Taylor: If they keep Costa fit, Chelsea might just run away with this season. Starting to feel like it did circa 2005.


    Everton 1-2 Chelsea

    Jonathan Pearce

    BBC Match of the Day commentator at Goodison Park

    "That is one of the best first halves of football I have seen in a long time. If the second half lives up to the first we will have some game here."

  64. GOAL

    Everton 1-2 Chelsea - Kevin Mirallas (45 mins)

    Kevin Mirallas

    The perfect response at the perfect time as Kevin Mirallas powers in a header from Seamus Coleman's fine cross. Goodison Park finds its voice.

  65. Text us on 81111

    Robin from Edinburgh: The World Cup exposed Baines and Jagielka. Chelsea doing it here. Baines may be able to cross the ball, but he can't shut it down.

  66. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Poor from Phil Jagielka as he is robbed of possession by Nemanja Matic, who quickly sends Diego Costa clear but the linesman's flag is straight up as the Spain striker was just offside.

  67. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Romelu Lukaku

    Speaking of Romelu Lukaku, bar the one header against the crossbar, the big striker has barely been in this game as he finds himself well-marshalled by the Chelsea defence. The Blues have conceded just nine league goals in 2014, and it is easy to see why. Disciplined display.

  68. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "The Everton fans are in better voice now after their side's improvement but the Chelsea supporters are still making a lot of noise, and seem to be enjoying dishing out some stick to their former striker Romelu Lukaku.

    "They started with a rather predictable chant of 'Chelsea reject' but then followed that up with the more cutting 'Fernando Torres, he's better than you.' That's got to hurt."

  69. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Willian gives the ball away to allow Everton to break and they do so at pace. Steven Naismith knocks the ball into the path of Kevin Mirrallas just outside the area and he attempts to curls the ball into the far corner but Thibaut Courtois is wise to it, quickly getting behind the ball to make the ultimately comfortable save.

  70. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Good work from Sylvain Distin prevents a Cesc Fabregas shot from possibly creeping in. The Chelsea midfielder pounces on a loose ball, runs across the edge of the area and sidefoots a low effort towards the far post, but Distin's boot deflects it wide.

  71. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Action picture from Everton v Chelsea

    A good spell again from Everton as they pass the ball around nicely before Aiden McGeady shoots low from outside the area and into a crowd of players. Chelsea defender Branisalv Ivanovic sticks out a boot to send the ball over his own bar, but it could have gone anywhere.

  72. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chelsea win a free-kick when Diego Costa's pass is short for Willian, who is fouled by Gareth Barry as they both dive in for the 50-50. Cesc Fabregas takes the set-piece, sending it towards the far post but Tim Howard claims confidently.

    Gareth Barry challenges Wilian
  73. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Gareth Barry's lofted ball into the area is headed away before Steven Naismith's low drive is blocked by Gary Cahill. Chelsea need to be careful of slipping into complacency because Everton look dangerous at the moment.

  74. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace

    Newcastle boss Alan Pardew: "We're very lucky to get Rolando Aarons through the system and I'm sure he'll get games because he's forced his way into my thinking. I've been here four years and were starting to see one or two coming though.

    "But I'm disappointed today because we should have had three points. Perhaps we got wrapped up in the crowd trying to get a fourth and it's frustrating to concede. We feel we should have won by now because we've played some good stuff but we weren't as tight defensively today as we have been and Palace caused up problems in wide areas."

  75. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Steve: That decision to put Costa in all my fantasy teams is looking good. Is it my turn for the Leeds job yet?

    Jon Evans: Mourinho showing Van Gaal how it's done.

    Paul Stephen Smith: Devastating start by Chelsea. Easily the team to beat so far this campaign.


    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Everton come agonisingly close to halving the deficit as Romelu Lukaku's bullet header rattles the crossbar and Sylvain Distin is straight on the rebound to bundle home, but he does so from an offside position.

    Sylvain Distin has a goal disallowed for Everton
  77. Get involved

    Claire Margerison on the BBC Sport Facebook page: I'm a Newcastle United fan and I think today proves we can play quite well going forward but at the back, it's a shambles. We need at least two quality defenders in.

    Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
  78. Manager reaction

    Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace

    Neil Warnock

    Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock: "It's come out of the blue. I know I was seventh choice but that doesn't bother me. It's a great club and it's nice to be able to put something back into it.

    "The squad needs four and we're down the line with some of them. There's always someone comes available that you haven't thought about.

    "They were poor goals to concede but the effort was tremendous. I've decided not to rush into the transfer market because they're a great bunch and I'm chuffed with the attitude of them. Tony [Pulis] must have done a great job because they've got a great attitude and determination and they can play a bit, too."

    On Wilfried Zaha

    "I said to him to smile a lot. He's not being playing much and if he enjoys himself he'll be a threat in this league."

  79. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini: "It's a surprising defeat because we don't expect to lose against Stoke but these games sometimes happen. We tried from everywhere and really we are not very creative we did not find the space and that is credit to Stoke.

    "The Yaya Toure penalty appeal was just one play during the game. Everyone that saw it told me it was a clear penalty but it was one play in 90 minutes.

    "I am more worried about the goal they scored because it was too easy."

  80. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Injury? What injury. Diego Costa is everywhere at the moment as he picks up the ball on the left, darts towards the Everton area before squaring a pass to Cesc Fabregas, whose shot from outside the box is blocked.

  81. Manager reaction

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Mark Hughes

    Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We've done well in games against City since I've been at the club. We've played them three times home and away and they have only scored once. We know we can frustrate them and make it difficult for them.

    "This year we want to do as well or better (than last season). The idea when I came was to be consistent in the top 10 and that's not easy. If we can be consistently in the top half we can all be congratulated for a job well done."

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    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Romelu Lukaku

    Rhys from London: Lukak-who?

  83. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Everton keeper Tim Howard gets lucky as he catches a ball aimed at Diego Costa just outside his area but the referee and linesman did not see it. Chelsea look dangerous with every attack.

  84. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "The Chelsea fans crammed into one corner of Goodison Park had not even sat down at the start of the game when Diego Costa fired their team ahead and they are still on their feet now and making an incredible din after seeing Branislav Ivanovic put them 2-0 up. The Everton fans are looking on in stunned silence."

  85. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Today's performances by Ryan Shawcross for Stoke, and Jonjo Shelvey and Wayne Routledge for Swansea have generated a bit of chat about the best players to have been overlooked by England.

    Who should have had more international recognition, past or present?

    Dobby: I don't understand how Nathaniel Clyne never got called up for the World Cup, especially when Glen Johnson did. What does Hodgson watch?

  86. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ashley Williams: Jagielka having a nightmare. Although Baines shouldn't play offside on edge of the box.

    Gully: Ivanovic has to be the best full back in the world... surely.

    Demola Oke: What channel is the Everton vs Chelsea match? Seems the one I'm watching is showing only goal highlights...

  87. Post update

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Everton on the attack at the moment as they try to respond to that double blow, but the Chelsea defender is standing firm. Aiden McGeady tries to put Steven Naismith through but the offside flag is quickly up.

  88. Stat attack

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea

    Diego Costa is the first Chelsea player to score in his opening three league games since Adrian Mutu.

  89. GOAL

    Everton 0-2 Chelsea - Branislav Ivanovic (3 mins)

    Unbelievable! A second for Chelsea with their second attack, although a sniff of offside about this one. Great movement and passing between Diego Costa and Ramires sees the latter pick out Branislav Ivanovic, who peels away from the defence and slots in. Game over already?

    Branislav Ivanovic scores Chelsea's second goal
  90. GOAL

    Everton 0-1 Chelsea - Diego Costa (1 min)

    What a start by Chelsea! It is the new boys who combine to put them ahead as Cesc Fabregas shows great vision to play the ball between the Everton defence and Diego Costa runs clear to smash home.

    Diego Costa scores
    Chelsea celebrate after Diego Costa's opening goal
  91. KICK-OFF

    Everton 0-0 Chelsea

    Up and running at Goodison Park as Chelsea get things under way.

  92. LINE-UPS

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Everton XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, McCarthy, Barry, Mirallas, Naismith, McGeady, Lukaku. Subs: Robles, Gibson, Eto'o, Besic, Osman, Stones, Alcaraz.

    Chelsea: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Ramires, Matic, Willian, Fabregas, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah.

    Referee: Jon Moss (W Yorkshire)

  93. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Out wander the Everton and Chelsea teams, with all 22 players wearing black armbands in memory of Chelsea vice-president Lord Attenborough, who died last week. Chelsea are out in their all-yellow away kits.

  94. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    "New Everton striker Samuel Eto'o had a quick chat with his old Chelsea team-mate Petr Cech during the warm-up and he has made a lot of new friends at Goodison Park already judging by the reception he got when his name was read out by the stadium announcer.

    "This ground is nothing new to him, though. Eto'o actually made his Chelsea debut here in September last year and he will be hoping for a similar outcome as he prepares to make his Everton bow - the Toffees won that game 1-0."

    Samuel Eto'o
  95. Text us on 81111

    Dan, Lancaster: Put Warnock in charge of United. Two negatives could make a positive!

  96. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-3 Southampton

    Sam Allardyce

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "We weren't good enough. Southampton taught us a lesson, we weren't sharp enough and didn't retain the ball as well as they did, close down as well as they did and gifted them two goals. As much as they were in control and on top of the game we've lost two very stupid goals from set-pieces.

    "The big problem I had with the corner [for the second goal] was that it was a goal-kick of course. I've had a look at it on the laptop and can the referee see it? Was he blocked and why didn't he make the right decision? Having looked at it from Mike Dean's position he's got it horribly wrong when we don't need it to go against us."

  97. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Plenty of reaction rolling in from this afternoon's results so far...

    Luke: Kompany weak in defence again. So many errors last season overlooked due to wins and the sole reason they went out to Barca.

    Damian Byrne: Joe Hart has simply not been the same since he did those shampoo adverts.

    Calvin Ewing: The might of Manchester managing to claim one solitary point against Burnley and Stoke. Hilarious.

  98. Manager reaction

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    Gus Poyet

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet: "Overall I was quite happy with the performance. We had a clear chance to put the ball in the net. But there was practically nothing between the teams and for much of the game we were in control. There were two or three situations where we didn't make the right decision. It was the cutting edge in the latter third.

    "Corners and set-plays can make the difference. It is not a nice way to lose the game but hopefully we will learn. We are working to bring players in but until it is concrete I prefer not to comment."

  99. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Samuel Eto'o

    Everton manager Roberto Martinez, speaking to Sky Sports: "Steven Pienaar has a soft tissue problem and he will be out, we will assess him over the international break and see when we can have him back.

    "Samuel Eto'o is ready. The emotional state could help him today, he will be full of adrenaline. He is not ready to play 90 minutes but he is a joy to have around the place. "

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    Garry Monk Swansea City manager

    Chris: Swansea picking up vital early points. Surprised at their start under Garry Monk, they're bound to go through a tough patch but this is a good foundation.

  101. Manager reaction

    West Ham 1-3 Southampton

    Ronald Koeman

    Southampton manager Ronald Koeman: "After they went 1-0 up it was difficult with the second ball because they played the long ball and long throw ins. We knew that but we didn't dominate it and luckily it was 1-1 near half-time and that gave us belief to play and play to win. That's what I liked in the second half - we played with pressing, deserved to win and scored some great goals.

    "Morgan Schneiderlin is a great player and it's normal that we like to keep that kind of player in our squad. He was wonderful in midfield. He has great quality and I enjoyed it.

    "We said that from the beginning [that Schneiderlin will not be leaving] and we'll keep that until the end [of the transfer window]."

  102. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Just the one change for Everton today from the side that drew with Arsenal as the injured Steven Pienaar misses out, with Aiden McGeady taking his place in the side.

  103. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Diego Costa is going through his pre-match warm-up routine without any trouble at the moment. The Chelsea man was passed fit for the game, despite reportedly not not trained on Thursday and Friday with a minor hamstring injury.

    But will it be a former Chelsea player who grabs the headlines today? Romelu Lukaku starting and Samuel Eto'o on the bench, both most likely keen to prove a point against their old side.

  104. Lines are open for 606

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Crystal Palace fans, is Neil Warnock the answer? Problems for the champions, as they lose to Stoke and Manchester United can only manage a draw at Burnley - lines are open for 606.

    Call 0500 909 693 to speak to Darren Fletcher and Robbie Savage…

  105. League Two update

    Morecambe lost top spot in League Two and the only 100% record remaining in the Football League as Cole Stockton's double gave Tranmere a 2-1 win at Prenton Park. The visitors had captain and goalscorer Mark Hughes sent off on 63 minutes. Burton move into pole position after a 2-1 win at Mansfield.

    Meanwhile, summer signing Danny Hylton scored a brace as Oxford United claimed their first point of the season with a 3-3 draw against Dagenham at the Kassam Stadium.

  106. Manager reaction

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp: "When you're sitting there with no points after two games you need to get a win and I'm delighted with the way we played. We started way behind everyone else. We brought players in very late and they didn't have time to settle and that showed. Even today I was worried. But I thought we came on an awful lot today.

    "It is not about systems, it is about players. And we worked hard today and if you do that you can win football matches.

    (On Loic Remy) "I didn't see it coming, maybe I'm naive. I was hoping he would be here because he is important to us. He didn't refuse to play. We picked the team and he was in it but I had to change it at the last minute. To be fair to him his head would not be right and I needed 11 whose heads would be right."

    (On transfers) "We are looking around. We have bought some good players but we have some more irons in the fire. Lassana (Diarra) has signed and I'm delighted to have him. I had him at Portsmouth and he is a terrific player."

  107. Vote - team of the day

    We're asking who you think is the team of the day - Southampton, Stoke or Swansea.

    Vote here and we'll reveal the result shortly. Terms and conditions can be found here.

  108. QPR sign Diarra

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    Remember Lassana Diarra? The ex-Arsenal, Chelsea and Portsmouth midfielder?

    QPR boss Harry Redknapp has just told us that he's signing for the Hoops.

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Honest TV Guy: Great result for Stoke. It's OK for Man City to beat the big teams, but they have to beat the so called smaller teams as well.

    Some Body: Biggest shock of the day so far, Burnley getting held 0-0 at home by Man Utd. Just shows ANYthing can happen in the PL!

    Aashish: Newcastle's defence makes United and Liverpool's look like organized and competent.

  110. Post update

    League One review

    An 83rd-minute equaliser from forward Stephen Dobbie preserved Fleetwood's unbeaten record in the league this season as Graham Alexander's side snatched a 1-1 draw at home to Leyton Orient. However, a point was not enough to preserve top spot in League One as Peterborough took full advantage of their slip, grabbing a 3-1 win at Colchester to claim pole position.

  111. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Manchester City

    Former Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham: What a result for Stoke City against Man City. Result of their premier league history so far. Made up for the club.

  112. Championship update

    Fulham moved off the foot of the Championship as Felix Magath's side followed up a midweek League Cup win with a 1-1 draw at home to Cardiff to earn their first point of the season. Blackpool replaced them at the bottom after slipping to their fifth straight defeat - losing 2-1 to a Millwall side led by their former manager Ian Holloway.

    Meanwhile, Leeds, who sacked head coach Dave Hockaday this week, started life under caretaker manager Neil Redfearn with a 1-0 win against Bolton, thanks to Stephen Warnock's 17th-minute strike.

    At the top, second-place Watford were twice pegged back by Huddersfield before goals from Keith Andrews and a second from Almen Abdi secured a 4-2 win for the 10 men, who keep the pressure on league-leaders Nottingham Forest.

  113. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park


    "It looks like the battle of the blues will be held under grey skies at an overcast Goodison Park, where an Everton side who have drawn their first two games of the season meet a Chelsea side who have won both of theirs.

    "Today's focus will be on the strikers: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be up against two of the four frontmen he has discarded this summer - Romelu Lukaku starts for the Toffees, and Samuel Eto'o is on the bench - while one of those he bought in - Diego Costa - has recovered from a hamstring injury to lead the visitors' attack."

  114. Player reaction

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke


    Stoke goalscorer Mame Biram Diouf: "I've been working so hard, I tried just to stay on my feet and keep on going. We will enjoy this win, it is a big one."

  115. Pass master

    Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion

    Gylfi Sigurdsson
  116. Post update

    Everton v Chelsea (17:30 BST)

    Chris Bevan

    BBC Sport at Goodison Park

    Everton fan and his Chelsea-supporting wife

    "There are more than just Premier League points up for grabs at Goodison Park this evening - the outcome of the match will also decide who gets to keep the half-and-half matchday scarf that Everton fan Rob Gray and his Chelsea-supporting wife Sue have purchased before the game.

    "The pair have travelled all the way from New South Wales in Australia and this will be the first time they have watched their teams play each other together. 'We may not be married for very much longer after today,' Rob grins wryly. A draw might be the best outcome to keep the peace."

  117. Post update

    Late drama - the Premier League never fails to deliver! Mark Hughes particularly enjoyed that win at Manchester City, but not as much as a large gentleman adorned with Slipknot tattoos who is jumping all over the place in the rain.Calm down there pal. It's not September yet...

  118. FULL-TIME

    Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace

  119. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "You have to take your hat off to Stoke, their game plan worked well. City were very flat, very leggy, I don't know if that win over Liverpool took it out of them but there was no spark. Stoke thoroughly deserved it."

  120. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Peter Crouch and his team-mates go over to the pocket of Stoke fans who are buzzing in an otherwise empty Etihad. A big win built on the foundation of some superb defending. Ryan Shawcross was immense.

    Stoke City celebrate their win over Manchester City
  121. FULL-TIME

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

  122. GOAL

    Newcastle 3-3 Crystal Palace - Wilfried Zaha (90+5 mins)

    Extraordinary scenes as Wilfried Zaha scores what could be a crucial goal for Crystal Palace! A free-kick is pumped into the area, headed down by Damien Delaney and Zaha drives in. Stunning finish!

    Neil Warnock celebrates a last minute equaliser for Crystal Palace
  123. FULL-TIME

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

  124. FULL-TIME

    West Ham 1-3 Southampton


    Newcastle 3-2 Crystal Palace

    Into seven minutes of injury time at Newcastle, can Crystal Palace find a third goal?

  126. Post update

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    Joey Barton makes a tackle with his head - and gets the decision...

  127. FULL-TIME

    Swansea City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion


    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Stoke have FOUR MINUTES of added time to see out...

  129. GREAT SAVE!

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    A superb save from Robert Green could well have just secured QPR all three points against Sunderland. Emanuele Giaccherini unleashes a powerful, goalbound shot from 25 yards but the home keeper dives to his left to palm it away.

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    Peter Osgood

    Alun Williams: One of the best overlooked by England in the past? Peter Osgood with only four caps. Flamboyant players with skill like him, Charlie George & Stan Bowles were shut out during that period.

  131. CLOSE!

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    Armand Traore, who has only just come on, has a chance to seal the QPR win but puts his shot across goal wide of the post after running past his marker on the edge of the box.

  132. GOAL

    Newcastle 3-2 Crystal Palace - Mike Williamson (88 mins)

    Oh so cruel on Crystal Palace as Newcastle look to have snatched this at the death, Mike Williamson sweeping in from close range after Rolando Aarons' curled effort had hit the woodwork.

    Mike Williamson celebrates after scoring Newcastle's third goal

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Yaya Toure goes down! Referee Lee Mason books Toure for a dive!

    That is a wild swing by Erik Pieters - it's a penalty. Yaya made a meal of it but it was a crazy challenge. Nowhere near the ball.

    Yaya Toure lies on the ground after being denied a penalty
  134. Post update

    West Ham 1-3 Southampton

    BBC Final Score

    Jason Roberts: "Saints are dominating possession and they deserve their goal. When they have broken, they have looked dangerous and when they have needed to defend, they have done that too. Their transition from defence to attack is excellent."


    Into the last five minutes of regulation time then. Can Stoke hang on? Will we have a winner at Newcastle? Can Sunderland find a leveller?

  136. Post update

    Manchester City 0-1 Stoke

    Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Sergio Aguero has looked lively, but Ryan Shawcross has stamped his authority on this game and has looked excellent in defence."

  137. Post update

    QPR 1-0 Sunderland

    Sunderland are throwing everything at QPR now. A long ball forward is floated over for Adam Johnson but his cross is cut out by the face of Clint Hill, who is typically giving everything for the cause.