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Man of the Match and Player Grades Poll for Everton at Chelsea

Vote on the player performances from today’s game

Chelsea v Everton - Premier League Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

A depleted Everton side traveled to Chelsea on Sunday to take on the defending Premier League champions, with this lineup -

Starting XI - Pickford, Baines, Jagielka (c), Williams, Keane, Holgate, Davies, Gana, Sigurdsson, Rooney, Sandro

Bench - Stekelenburg, Lennon, Martina, Besic, Calvert-Lewin, Lookman, Kenny

Idrissa Gueye went into the book for a crunching sliding tackle within the first ten minutes. Willian cut the Blues to shreds in the first fifteen minutes as Chelsea’s quick passing left the Blues flat-footed chasing the ball.

The hosts high press was making it very difficult for Everton to do much with the ball. After a period of sustained pressure, it was no surprise that Chelsea took the lead at the half hour mark with Cesc Fabregas scoring a well-worked goal. Chelsea then easily doubled the advantage with a pinpoint cross to Alvaro Morata neatly dispatched past Jordan Pickford.

The second half was more of the same with the Stamford Bridge side looking perfectly capable of adding to the lead more often than not. Eventually with Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Muhamed Besic on the Toffees showed more life but the gulf in quality and stamina between the two sides stood out clearly.

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Thank you all for your feedback on the player grades. We’ve changed the scale to 1-10 starting today’s game, and will make the grades recap an earlier and regular feature going forward.