Aug 27, 2017
alvaro morata goal

Chelsea stroll to 3 points against Everton at sunny Stamford Bridge

Chelsea followed up an impressive win over Tottenham with a far more comfortable 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge, strolling to victory after two well-deserved first half goals.

The Blues were bright from the very start, with Wilian and Pedro putting pressure on a patchy Everton back line. As the tempo rose, the Blues found themselves with a free kick on the right won by the busy Alvaro Morata. Cesc Fabregas took the free kick quickly and built a quick move down the right, exchanging passes with Morata before slotting home the striker’s final flick.

A second wasn’t far off, Antonio Conte’s men seeming to all but seal the game before the end of the first half when Morata managed to score himself, the forward nodding in Cesar Azpilicueta’s well aimed cross. The Spaniard was missed a chance from a similar position at Wembley last week, and it was comforting to see him put any potential mental blocks to bed with a comfortable finish.

The rest of the game was just a stroll in the summer sun for Chelsea, who controlled the game with ease from start to finish. Cesc Fabregas was superb in midfield, and David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger also impressed in keeping possession with ease.

In truth there could have been more goals, with Michy Batshuayi too eager to score and failing to play in Willian when he could on one promising break, but still the Stamford Bridge faithful went home happy with a 2-0 and confidence restored ahead of the international break.