first_img Reuters LondonMarch 18, 2019UPDATED: March 18, 2019 09:40 IST Richarlison and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson found the back of the net in Everton’s 2-0 win on Sunday (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 2-0 defeat on Sunday has dented Chelsea’s hopes of a top-four finishChelsea stayed at the sixth spot witth 57 points, one less than Manchester United and three less than ArsenalEverton climbed to 11th on the league table with 40 points from 31 matchesGoals from forward Richarlison and midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson helped Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the London side’s hopes of finishing in the top four.Brazil’s Richarlison headed Marco Silva’s side in front from close range in the 49th minute after Kepa Arrizabalaga had kept out striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s powerful header from Sigurdsson’s corner.Everton went 2-0 up in the 72nd minute when Sigurdsson put the ball past Arrizabalaga from the rebound after his penalty kick was saved by the Chelsea goalkeeper following a foul in the box on Richarlison by Marcos Alonso.”It would be easier for me just to speak about the second half. The first half I didn’t like it at all, we were not there from the first minute,” Silva told Sky Sports.”I told our players at halftime they have to do everything different. And they did. They showed great attitude, character and personality.”Everton were a transformed side in the second half and went close two minutes after the break, when midfielder Andre Gomes forced a save with a stinging shot from distance. They then took full control of the contest.Chelsea had been unlucky not to score after a good start. Eden Hazard’s drive was saved by Jordan Pickford in the sixth minute, before he hit the post a minute later and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain had a shot cleared off the line.Everton climbed to 11th with 40 points from 31 matches while defeat meant that sixth-placed Chelsea stayed on 57 points from 30 games, a point behind Manchester United above them and three points behind fourth-placed Arsenal.advertisementDon’t know what happened in the second half: SarriCoach Maurizio Sarri was at a loss to explain his side’s collapse. “I don’t know and the players don’t know what happened in the second half,” the Italian said.”I cannot explain it. We played the best first half in the season and we could have scored four or five and then suddenly we stopped playing. It’s strange and we stopped to defend and counter-attack.”The problem was mental on the pitch, so the system and the tactics are not important. It wasn’t about motivation because we started very well. We have to play eight matches now and we have to fight for our possibilities.”Also Read | Premier League: Mane scores again as Liverpool beat Fulham to go top of the tableAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Everton vs ChelseaFollow Premier league Premier League: Everton sink Chelsea 2-0 to upset their top-four plansSixth-placed Chelsea stayed on 57 points after their 2-0 defeat at Everton in a Premier League outing on Sunday.advertisement Nextlast_img

Premier League: Everton sink Chelsea 2-0 to upset their top-four plans
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