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Chelsea 2-0 Everton: Morata, Blues cruise to win

  • Morata with goal, assist
  • Fabregas scores
  • Azpilicueta with assist
  • Chelsea outshoots EFC 18-7

Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata helped Chelsea to its second win of the season with a 2-0 win over visiting Everton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Chelsea moves fifth with the win, on six points, while Everton drops into 10th with four.

The Toffees looked like a team that played Thursday in the UEFA Europa League, while Chelsea looked rested and ready.

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Free-flowing football welcome the start of the match, and a lively Alvaro Morata cued Pedro up for a 10th minute bicycle kick that flew over the bar.

David Luiz showed a willingness to dribble into danger areas, and saw his low 13th minute shot saved by Pickford. Pedro was saved by Jordan Pickford moments later.

Chelsea went ahead with a 27th minute goal after Willian held the ball well deep in the right corner before finding Fabregas for a combination with Morata.

The striker found his second goal of the season when he stationed himself in front of Michael Keane and moved a step to nod Cesar Azpilicueta’s shot beyond Pickford.

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Chelsea was lively to start the second half, though Everton saw a Wayne Rooney-produced chance cut out in the 50th minute.

Pedro was especially a threat for Chelsea, but the Blues had a hard time finding that third goal to bury Everton.

An old Swansea connection nearly gave Everton a surprise lifeline, but Ashley Williams’ header of a Gylfi Sigurdsson cross bounded wide of the far post.

And Courtois was troubled by Idrissa Gana Gueye’s shot over the bar after Rooney and Aaron Lennon led an expedition into the Chelsea 18.

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