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2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Richarlison (49')
  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (72')

Chelsea's Champions League hopes dealt blow with Everton loss

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Sigurdsson goal doubles Everton's lead over Chelsea (1:55)

English Premier League: Gylfi Sigurdsson (72') Everton 2-0 Chelsea (1:55)

Chelsea's Champions League hopes were dealt a blow after they were beaten 2-0 by Everton at Goodison thanks to goals from Richarlison and a Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Despite an impressive first half display, Chelsea failed to break the deadlock and were made to pay when Richarlison took advantage of poor marking at a corner to open the scoring on 49 minutes.

And, after Marcos Alonso had fouled the Brazil international inside the box on 72 minutes, Sigurdsson secured his side all three points on the second attempt after Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved his initial penalty.

Chelsea, who came into this match knowing victory would take them above Manchester United and into firth place, were the better team in the opening exchanges and came close to taking the lead when Eden Hazard hit the post.

While Gonzalo Higuain also came close to scoring before Pedro had a goal ruled out for offside as the visitors were the better team in the opening 45 minutes.

However, Marco Silva's half-time team talk appeared to revitalise his side and Everton came out a totally different team in the second half.

The result means Everton enjoyed their first win against top six side under Silva and lifted them to 11th, while Chelsea remain sixth.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 +57 85
2 Manchester City 33 +64 83
3 Tottenham Hotspur 33 +30 67
4 Arsenal 33 +26 66
5 Chelsea 34 +21 66
6 Manchester United 33 +19 64
7 Leicester City 34 +1 47
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 33 -1 47
9 Everton 34 +2 46
10 Watford 33 -1 46
11 West Ham United 34 -10 42
12 AFC Bournemouth 34 -12 41
13 Crystal Palace 34 -6 39
14 Burnley 34 -18 39
15 Newcastle United 34 -11 38
16 Southampton 33 -15 36
17 Brighton & Hove Albion 33 -21 33
18 Cardiff City 34 -33 31
19 Fulham 34 -44 20
20 Huddersfield Town 34 -48 14