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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 17 +28 49
2 Leicester City 17 +29 39
3 Manchester City 16 +25 32
4 Chelsea 17 +6 29
5 Sheffield United 17 +5 25
6 Manchester United 16 +6 24
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 +4 24
8 Tottenham Hotspur 16 +7 23
9 Arsenal 16 0 22
10 Crystal Palace 16 -4 22
11 Newcastle United 17 -7 22
12 Burnley 17 -7 21
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 16 -4 19
14 AFC Bournemouth 17 -5 19
15 West Ham United 17 -9 19
16 Everton 16 -9 17
17 Aston Villa 17 -7 15
18 Southampton 17 -18 15
19 Norwich City 17 -17 12
20 Watford 17 -23 9