Chelsea stay fourth in league after Godfrey own goal and Jorginho penalty.
Kai Havertz took Mason Mount’s place in the squad and put in a great game to justify it. Callum Hudson-Odoi also enjoyed a more forward role than what he’s experienced under Tuchel.
Chelsea extended their unbeaten record under Tuchel to 11 games against an Everton team that is challenging for Top four.
Chelsea’s first chance of the game came from Jorginho in the 15th minute. Reece James corner was headed out to Jorginho at the edge of the box 15 minute, but he dragged his volley wide to the left of the goal.
Today marked another good game for Jorginho under Thomas Tuchel. The Italian wasn’t featured as much under Frank Lampard so Tuchel restoring him to the team has been a great decision.
Ben Godfrey’s own goal gave Chelsea their first goal of the game. A nice worked goal from the Blues who deserved the lead.
Callum Hudson-Odoi took the ball past Andre Gomes with ease and played a great pass to Marcos Alonso on the left inside the Everton box. Alonso then put in a ball for Kai Havertz who flicked it goalwards.
The ball was going wide it seems until the touch from Godfrey.
Chelsea 1-0 Everton (Ben Godfrey own goal)
The best chance of the game would come in the 40th minute, and it would fall to Chelsea’s Alonso. He received a great pass from Andreas Christenson, who had another good game, and was one on one with Jordan Pickford.
Alonso’s shot to the left corner was met by a great save however and the score remained 1-0 at the time.
Everton had the final chance of the first half just before halftime. Lucas Digne put in a great ball for Dominic Calvert-Lewin but Mendy was able to get something on the ball and tip it away. Great goalkeeping from Mendy whose decision-making has looked worrying all season.
The ball ended up at Andre Gomes’ feet outside the box but his shot was also easily saved by Mendy.
First half ended: Chelsea 1-0
Richarlison had Everton’s best chance of the game in the 57th minute but couldn’t use it. His shot inside the box on his right foot went wide, a chance he should be getting on target.
Chelsea would score their second goal of the game in the 63rd minute from the penalty spot. Havertz made a great run and it was rewarded with a through ball from the halfway line by Matteo Kovacic.
Another midfielder who has thrived under Tuchel playing much more regularly. Havertz took the ball around Pickford with a great touch but Pickford took him out.
Jorgino stepped up and converted the penalty in the bottom left corner with his usual skip making Pickford unable to read it.
Chelsea 2-0 Everton (Jorginho)
79th minute Werner got in behind battling his way in front of Godfrey. He had a great chance to make it 3-0 but he made it easy for Pickford who saved his shot.
85th minute Werner had another chance one on one with the keeper but again his shot was saved by Pickford.
Werner’s performances recently have elevated under Tuchel, but today he failed to convert two big chances you’d expect him to do better with.
Full-time: Chelsea 2-0 Everton
Man of the Match: Kai Havertz