Chelsea 4-0 Everton: Ancelotti’s return to Stamford Bridge was a disaster

Pedro and Gilmour were again the key men for Lampard; Mount, Pedro, Willian, Giroud scored; Scoreboad is the summary of events at Stamford Bridge, Ancelotti incurred the heaviest defeat in his career.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton Ancelotti's return to Stamford Bridge was a disaster

Chelsea secured the fourth spot in Premier League with a 4-0 win against visiting Everton at Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti, who managed Chelsea and current Chelsea manager Frank Lampard, was inflicted one of the heaviest defeat in his 25 tears as a manager, on return to Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Everton – Goals

  • Chelsea went ahead as early as 14th minute, when Mason Mount provided pass the ball across the left flank for Pedro, moved through the left flank and sent across to Mount at the top of the box. Mount fired past Jordan Pickford at his near post and thus, ended an 18-game goal drought. 
  • Chelsea took a convincing lead, when Pedro, himself latched on to a superb through ball by Barkley and Giroud, to score his first league goal of the season. 
  • Two quick goals from Chelsea sealed the fate of the match. In the space of three minutes shortly after the break ended the game as a contest as Willian found the bottom corner with a low shot from a ball from Pedro through Barkley at 51st minute.
  • Three minutes later, Olivier Giroud scored his second goal in the premier league in nine appearances this season.  

What the scoreboard won’t tell

  • Chelsea’s new boy Billy Gilmour got a good game once again after the last outing against Liverpool.
  • Pedro proved to be the key man in Chelsea squad with the greatest influence. He could be seen everywhere during the match.
  • Chelsea could have gone ahead as early as 7th minute, when Giroud initiated the first goal-scoring move of the match, with a deflected head towards his right for Willian, who kept it across for Mount. Pickford’s stretched leg miraculously saved a full-blown volley from 10 yards by Mount 
  • Everton had a chance to strike at 25th minute when their top scorer Dominic Calvert-Lewin missed the target when he had only Kepa Arrizabalaga to beat. 

Results and Records

  • The result meant Everton remain 12th, eight points behind fifth-placed Manchester United, while Chelsea stay fourth, three points ahead of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. 
  • Pedro scored and assisted in the first 21 minutes of today’s match – he had only been involved in two goals in his previous 21 Premier League matches.
  • Interestingly Chelsea had won all the home matches (total 24), that Pedro scored for the team.
  • Chelsea used three 18-year-olds in this game – Gilmour (first eleven), Anjorin (substitute for Willian) and Borja (substitute for Giroud) – becoming the first team to play three players aged 18 or younger in a Premier League game since 2016.
  • Everton had just three shots – their fewest in a Premier League game since December 2017 against Liverpool (also three).

Post Match

We have injuries but that gives opportunity so we don’t want to moan, especially when Billy Gilmour plays how he plays, and Ross Barkley and Mason Mount, and the collective of the team… It reminded me of some of the performances we have lost at home this season – lots of good play and chances but we haven’t taken them. We can reflect on this, what we did, and it was comfortable.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea Manager on Today’s Performance

They are very good players. Everyone speaks about youth but we need experienced players. Oli come into the team and gets his goal. He is a great team-mate. I am really pleased there is a mix in this squad and those boys were really good today.

Frank Lampard on Giroud, Pedro and Willian

It’s very disappointing. This is the first time I was so sad for the performance of the team. Everything was wrong. We were not good defensively, lost a lot of duels, were not compact and did a lot of mistakes… It is a little bit strange. We did well against Manchester United and competed against Arsenal and Manchester City. It is really strange but we have to analyse this and try to do better.

Carlo Ancelotti, Everton manager