At the time of writing, the rout is ongoing, with the Toffees leading 4-0 after an hour.
The home side’s first-half display was a thing of beauty, with Roberto Martinez’s talented attacking players demonstrating the kind of class, vision and composure that have made them among the most sought-after offensive stars in the country.
Ross Barkley opened the scoring with this magical effort on 17 minutes, finishing with aplomb after starting the move himself with a delightful backheel.
Right-back Seamus Coleman, finding form again, was influential in the second, converted by Romelu Lukaku, before Barkley extended the Blues lead, making it 3-0, on 47 minutes.
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With half an hour still to play, Villa show no sign of improving, and despite ringing the changes—Idrissa Gueye and Carles Gil have been replaced—Remi Garde’s side look to be on course for a devastating defeat.