Blues thump Toffees in nine goal thriller.
Chelsea thumped Everton at Goodison Park in a match that certainly had fans on the edge of their collective seats though will have left both Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez fuming at decisions made by incompetent officials.
New signing Diego Costa took just 35 seconds to net the opener after ghosting in to thump home before Branislav Ivanovic netted a second just two minutes later, though the Serbian looked offside before he grabbed his second in two games.
On eight minutes Tim Howard deliberately handled outside the box but somehow his offence went unpunished, though the American didn’t have the best of afternoons and may well have wished he’d been ordered off.
Kevin Mirallas headed in just before the break to keep Everton in the match and Martinez’s men were certainly in the ascendancy for the first 20 minutes of the second half before the match entered it’s goal glut phase.
First Seamus Coleman unfortunately directed Eden Hazard’s effort past his own keeper before Steven Naismith clinically finished off following a superb pass from Aiden McGeady to keep the Toffees in the game.
Midfielder Nemanja Matic fired home from the edge of the box, his first Chelsea goal, to give the Blues a two goal cushion though Samuel Eto’o then cut the deficit before Matic turned provider for Ramires to make it 5-3, ending a period of five goals in ten minutes.
Didier Drogba came off the bench to provide an excellent assist for Costa to wrap things up with another killer finish to help Chelsea to a third win in three matches.
Mourinho will no doubt be happy about Chelsea’s efforts in the final third, is there any side that can stop the west London side from sweeping to a Premier League triumph?