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Everton Stuns Chelsea with 2-0 Victory: A Tactical Analysis

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In a surprising turn of events, Chelsea faced a consecutive defeat in the Premier League, this time succumbing to Everton with a 0-2 scoreline.

The clash between Everton and Chelsea, held at Goodison Park on Sunday night (10/12), witnessed a goalless first half.

Everton seized the lead in the 54th minute through Abdoulaye Doucoure, and Lewis Dobbin sealed the victory with a goal in injury time.

This marks Chelsea’s second consecutive league defeat, dropping them to the 12th position in the Premier League standings with 19 points.

On the contrary, Everton notched their third consecutive Premier League win, elevating them to the 17th position with 13 points.

Match Statistics:

– Formation: 4-4-1-1
– Everton 2 – 0 Chelsea
– Formation: 4-2-3-1
– Halftime: 0-0
– English Premier LeagueSunday 10 December 2023

Match Overview:

The game unfolded with Chelsea posing a threat in the fourth minute as Enzo Fernandez received a pass from Mykhailo Mudryk, unleashing a first-time shot that Jordan Pickford managed to save.

Chelsea continued to create opportunities, with Cole Palmer attempting a curved shot towards the top corner, expertly anticipated by Pickford.

The pressure from Chelsea persisted, but Mudryk’s pass into the goal area was intercepted by Jarrad Branthwaite.

Everton had their first threatening chance in the 25th minute when Jack Harrison’s volleyed shot narrowly missed Chelsea’s goal.

Despite an increase in the tempo, both Everton and Chelsea struggled to create clear opportunities, leading to a goalless first half.

Everton nearly broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half when Dwight McNeil’s shot aimed for the bottom corner was skillfully blocked by Sanchez.

Goal! Everton took the lead in the 54th minute as Abdoulaye Doucoure breached Robert Sanchez’s goal, giving the home team a 1-0 advantage.

In a counterattack, McNeil provided a breakthrough pass to Dominic Calvert-Lewin. Although Calvert-Lewin’s attempt was blocked by the goalkeeper, Doucoure seized the loose ball.

Chelsea had a free-kick opportunity near Everton’s penalty box, but Palmer’s execution was accurate into Pickford’s hands.

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In injury time at the 90+2 minute mark, Everton extended their lead. Lewis Dobbin, who came on as a substitute for Harrison, capitalized on a loose ball from a cleared corner.

Lineups:

Everton XI: Jordan Pickford; Ashley Young (Patterson 41′), James Tarkowski, Jarrad Branthwaite, Vitalii Mykolenko; Jack Harrison (Dobbin 86′), James Garner, Idrissa Gueye (Onana 46′), Dwight McNeil; Abdoulaye Doucoure; Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Beto 67′)

Chelsea XI: Robert Sanchez Petrovic 84′); Reece James (Colwill 27′), Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Marc Cucurella (Maatsen 84′); Enzo Fernandez (Sterling 66′), Moises Caicedo; Cole Palmer, Connor Gallagher, Mykhailo Mudryk; Armando Broja (Jackson 67′)

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