Jose Mourinho’s team have faced yet another defeat in the 2015-16 season and this time the venue was the Goodison Park. Everton outplayed the champions of last season in all the departments and took away all three points from the game leaving Chelsea with just 4 points from 5 games. 

Martinez’s men were slick with their passing and evidently had more passion to win than Chelsea as Naismith who was substituted made merry with a hat-trick. 

This article contains the Player Ratings of both the teams for the Barclays Premier League fixture.


Tim Howard (3.5/5): The Everton stopper had little to do for most of the game. He was good when called upon and couldn’t do much with the Matic strike that gave Chelsea their only goal.

Seamus Coleman (3/5): He was a good outlet for the Everton side on the flanks but was caught out of position many a time. However, his night ended with an injury.

John Stones (4/5): He was extremely confident with the ball at his feet and showed his prowess at the back by keeping Diego Costa at bay all afternoon long.

Phil Jagielka (4/5): Dominated his penalty box in the air with extreme ease. Also showed pace when balls were played behind him. Partnered Stones very well in defense.

B Galloway (3.5): Looked solid against the likes of Pedro but his inexperience showed when Chelsea was on the attack. Still needs to work on his temperament.

M Besic (3/5): Picked up an ankle injury and was replaced by Steven Naismith after just 9 minutes.

R Barkley (3.5/5): Troubled Chelsea many times with his trickery but was not able to affect the game in a way the manager would have wanted him to.

J McCarthy (4/5): A strong and solid performance from McCarthy gave Everton the chance to attack Chelsea on the break. His tireless energy had a huge role in the result.

G Barry (4/5): Another solid performance in the middle, Barry was stubborn and gave no space in the middle for the likes of Fabregas to operate. 

R Lukaku (3.5/5): Showed his ability to hold the air balls. Troubled Terry and Zouma for most of the game though he could not get a goal for himself.

A Kone (3.5/5): Lacked the final ball but showed some great pace to run behind the Chelsea back four. He was denied a goal by a fine save from Begovic in the first half.


S Naismith (4.5/5): Was subbed on after just 9 minutes due to an injury to Besic. Easily his best day in an Everton shirt. Scored a complete hat-trick and will not forget this day in a hurry.

A Lennon (3.5/5): He was introduced in the second half and helped Everton preserve their lead in the final quarter of the match.


A Begovic (4/5): Without him, Chelsea were staring down at an embarrassing scoreline. Produced some incredible saves to deny Everton in the early parts of the game.

Azpilicueta (3/5): Looked to get forward at times but lacked the defensive discipline as Everton ran ragged down both the left flank.

J Terry (3/5): Straight back from injury, Terry was not at his best and was not the dominating force in the area that he used to be.

K Zouma (3/5): This was not his best display in a Chelsea shirt. Was found lacking many times and could not cope with the sheer presence of Lukaku in the middle.

B Ivanovic (2/5): It a poor display from the wing back as he allowed Naismith to run behind him all throughout the match. Added more problems to an already unsettled back line.

Fabregas (2.5/5): Did not look his natural best and was not in possession of the ball enough to create any chances.

J Obi Mikel (3/5): A spiritless display as he did not provide enough cover for the back four of Chelsea. He was ineffective for most of the game.

Pedro (3/5): Was good in parts in the attacking front but still needs time to get used to the English style of play.

E Hazard (2.5/5): Was his usual energetic self but was unable to provide the spark that has been lacking from the start of the season.

N Matic (3.5/5): Was a growing influence on the game ever since his beast of a strike from 30 yards out that gave Chelsea a slim chance before half time.

D Costa (2.5/5): Did not look his own self and was uncomfortable against the likes of Stones. Never really got a proper sight at Tim Howard’s goal.


Willian (3.5/5): Replaced Fabregas in the second half and gave a bit of pace going into attack with his fresh legs.

Falcao (3/5): Could not affect the game after being substituted in place of Pedro for the second half.


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