Chelsea 2-0 Everton: Tuchel creates Premier League history as Blues pull clear in fourth place

Kai Havertz-Chelsea

Chelsea have been one of the best teams in the Premier League since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel and the Blues continued their unbeaten run under the German with a 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge earlier tonight.

The London club were dominant defensively and Everton struggled to break through their resistance.

Chelsea took the lead on the 31st minute when a flick from midfielder Kai Havertz ricochetted off the Everton defender Ben Godfrey and into the net.

Godfrey has been outstanding for Everton this season and he will be bitterly disappointed with his own goal tonight.

After benefiting from the stroke of luck, the Blues tightened up at the back to preserve their advantage and continued to push for another goal.

Jordan Pickford produced an impressive save to deny the Blues their second goal of the game four minutes before half time.

Marcos Alonso had raced through on goal and the England international managed to tip his effort past the goal post.

The Chelsea left-back was denied once again when his curling free-kick was tipped over the bar in the second half.

However, the London side managed to double their advantage from the penalty spot. Pickford was punished for a foul on Havertz in the Everton box and midfielder Jorginho sent him the wrong way to score a penalty.

Under fire striker, Timo Werner had two impressive chances late on in the game but he failed to find the net with either.

Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel became the first manager in the history of the Premier League to guide his side to five clean sheets in his first five home games.

Chelsea are now in an excellent position to push for a top-four finish. The Blues are up to 50 points, 4 clear of 5th placed Everton.

FT: Chelsea 2-0 Everton | A huge win in the context of the top four race. Another rival slapped down after Liverpool. Tuchel's Chelsea won three and drew one of a run of games that saw them face Atleti, Man United, Liverpool and Everton. Remarkable. #CFC
Kai Havertz's game by numbers vs. Everton: 
100% take-ons completed 
53 touches 
5 touches in opp. box (most) 
5 duels won 
2 shots 
2 aerial duels won 
2 take-ons completed 
1 penalty won 
Looked lively as the false nine.
Thomas Tuchel has become the first manager in the Premier League to start his career at a club with five successive clean sheets at home. #CFC
Some records for Thomas Tuchel: - 
He is the first manager in Premier League history to get five clean sheets in his first five home games. - 
He is closing in on Maurizio Sarri's record at Chelsea of being unbeaten in 12 games, currently 11 for Tuchel. 
Jose Mourinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Guus Hiddink all lost their eleventh game so he has surpassed all but one manager's opening run.