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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Richarlison (49')
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (72')

Chelsea's Champions League hopes dealt blow with Everton loss

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Everton dent Chelsea's top-4 hopes (1:50)

Everton pushed Chelsea's chances of finishing in the top four further into jeopardy with goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson. (1:50)

Chelsea's Champions League hopes were dealt a blow after they were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison thanks to goals from Richarlison and a Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Despite an impressive first half display, Chelsea failed to break the deadlock and were made to pay when Richarlison took advantage of poor marking at a corner to open the scoring on 49 minutes.

And, after Marcos Alonso had fouled the Brazil international inside the box on 72 minutes, Sigurdsson secured his side all three points on the second attempt after Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved his initial penalty.

Chelsea, who came into this match knowing victory would take them above Manchester United and into firth place, were the better team in the opening exchanges and came close to taking the lead when Eden Hazard hit the post.

While Gonzalo Higuain also came close to scoring before Pedro had a goal ruled out for offside as the visitors were the better team in the opening 45 minutes.

However, Marco Silva's half-time team talk appeared to revitalise his side and Everton came out a totally different team in the second half.

The result means Everton enjoyed their first win against top six side under Silva and lifted them to 11th, while Chelsea remain sixth.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 27 +47 79
2 Manchester City 27 +39 57
3 Leicester City 27 +27 50
4 Chelsea 27 +8 44
5 Manchester United 27 +12 41
6 Tottenham Hotspur 27 +8 40
7 Sheffield United 27 +4 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 +6 39
9 Arsenal 27 +3 37
10 Burnley 27 -6 37
11 Everton 27 -5 36
12 Southampton 27 -14 34
13 Crystal Palace 27 -8 33
14 Newcastle United 27 -17 31
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -7 28
16 AFC Bournemouth 27 -17 26
17 Aston Villa 27 -18 25
18 West Ham United 27 -16 24
19 Watford 27 -19 24
20 Norwich City 27 -27 18