Everton 2 Chelsea 0 – Things Learned and Key Talking Points


Chelsea’s season hit a new low tonight after losing the game 2-0 and with Diego Costa seeing a red card for biting Gareth Barry on the neck. With the defeat, Chelsea are now guaranteed to end the season without any trophy.

Contrary to Chelsea’s rough week, Everton fans can rejoice after a difficult season themselves. The Toffees have struggled in the league but they will go to Wembley and play Semi Finals of the FA Cup, and perhaps would hope to end the season with a silverware.

On the wake of an eventful game at The Goodison Park, we take a look at things learned and key talking point from Chelsea’s 2-0 defeat vs. Everton.

Diego Costa is an embarrassment

More than the biting, more than his red card, the most hideous things Costa did tonight was an attempt of spitting at the referee Mike Oliver. Costa was anyways going in front of the FA’s disciplinary committee for his spitting act, but biting Barry’s neck will see him in deep troubles now.

Chelsea fans have tried to be patient with his acts, and label it as playing on the edge, but at times, he is nothing short of an embarrassment for the club.

On his day, Lukaku is one the finest strikers in Europe

When we talk of proper strikers, we want to see pace, power, finishing and ability to link up with his fellow teammates. Romely Lukaku has everything in abundance, and this season, he has added a degree of consistency to his game as well. He has scored 18 league goals and has netted in each round of the FA Cup for Everton.

Video – Lukaku’s first goal vs. Chelsea tonight:

The Belgian striker is growing from strength to strength and can be one of the finest strikers on the modern game. He is due for a big-money move in near future, which will take him to new heights.

It is time for fans to realize, Hiddink is no messiah

When Jose Mourinho was fired and Guus Hiddink was brought in, everyone went gaga over Chelsea’s abilities of NOT LOSING football games. That is all Hiddink managed to do, he stopped the club from losing games.

The Blues hardly won under Hiddink, but still his work with Chelsea was seen as a work of miracle. Had Mourinho stayed at the club, he would have managed the same, and had Hiddink got the same results after starting the season, he would have got the sack as well.

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