Everton 3-1 Chelsea - Panic time for Frank?
Duncan Ferguson enjoyed a dream start to life back at Everton as his side beat 4th placed Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park.
Frank Lampard’s men were slow to get going and were punished in the 4th minute when Richarlison headed home to give his new manager the perfect start. Chelsea never really got going as the Toffees wasted good opportunities to extend their lead.
There was beginning to be a sense off of concern around the ground that Everton were going to be punished for their wastefulness infront of goal. But those worries were soon washed away when Calvert-Lewin doubled Everton’s lead after some chaotic defending from Christenson and co. Kovacic replied almost instantly with a strike from range to give the Blues some home. However, after a sloppy pass from Kepa and yet more disastrous defending from the Chelsea back-four, Calvert-Lewin doubled his tally and ensured the Toffees were moving out of the bottom three.
A fantastic start for Duncan Ferguson and his men but where does this leave Lampard and Chelsea? 3 Premier League defeats in their last 4 now for Chelsea after only losing 2 previously since August. So is it time to worry for Chelsea? In reality, the Blues are already doing far better than what most expected from them this season. They sit 4 in the table, 6 points clear off 5th (will go down to 3 if Wolves win) and are on the verge of the last 16 in the Champions League. Take into account the transfer embargo and the loss of Eden Hazard accompanied with just how young this Chelsea team are, its fair to say Lampard’s men are doing just fine. They host a struggling Bournemouth side next in the league, after their crucial mid-week clash with Lille. Ample opportunity for Frank’s men to bounce back. For Duncan Ferguson and his side it’ll be the short-matter of a trip to Old Trafford next.