19 May 2024
Chelsea is bogged down at the dangerous location of Goodison Park 4

Chelsea is bogged down at the dangerous location of Goodison Park 4

Eto'o was unlucky, the team lacked cohesion against an Everton side that played with much more speed and fire.

The result 1-0 in favor of Everton was decided in first half stoppage time.

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This defeat is a small surprise, considering that Chelsea was rated much higher before kickoff.

Eto’o started, but could not bring the breakthrough to Chelsea’s attack as expected.

But reality shows that highly rated teams do not always win and underrated opponents still know how to win maximum points if they try and are most determined for that goal.

Everton meanwhile shows changes day by day.

If luckier, Everton could even win with a two-goal difference.

Chelsea yesterday brought brand new contract Samuel Eto’o into the starting lineup with the undisguised expectation that the veteran Cameroonian striker would be the solution to the problem in the key position that had Mourinho scratching his head for three rounds.

However, it seems that Eto’o is not really warmed up yet to be able to make a difference for Chelsea’s attack.

Chelsea finished twice as hard as Everton (22 – 11), but were powerless to find a way into Howard’s goal.

Eto’o’s ungodliness seemed to spread to his teammates.

When everyone thought the two teams would break with a 0-0 draw, Everton’s attempt on the ball gave them the opening goal.

The second half started according to the same scenario as the previous match.

On the other hand, the score advantage helps Everton play confidently and thoroughly apply counter-attacking defense.

Mourinho and his staff will have a lot of work to do to correct Chelsea after yesterday’s stumble.

Mourinho’s adjustments in the second half – refreshing the midfield area by bringing in Oscar – Lampard to replace Mata – Schurrle and switching to 3-5-2 with the sacrifice of left back Ashley Cole to make room for Torres – were all


Everton (4-2-3-1): Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Osman, Barry, Mirallas (Deulofeu 90), Barkley, Jelavic (McCarthy 66 6), Naismith (Stones 89)

Unused substitutes: Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Gueye.

Goal: Naismith 45+1

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole (Torres 69), Mikel, Ramires, Schurrle (Lampard 57), Mata (Oscar 57), Hazard, Eto’o.

Unused substitutes: Schwarzer, Essien, De Bruyne, Cahill.

Yellow card: Ivanovic, Hazard, Luiz, Mikel.

Referee: Howard Webb

Chelsea is bogged down at the dangerous location of Goodison Park

Phuong My

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