(Sporting Alert) — Everton have taken an early lead against Chelsea and are playing like a team that wanting to finish in the top four in the Barclays Premier League at the moment.
Everton v Chelsea
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FULL-TIME: Everon 1 vs Chelsea 2
Everton took a 2nd minute lead through Steven Pienaar, but Frank Lampard has equalized in the 42nd’ and then netted again in the 72nd
The home side has a 1-0 lead and it took them just 63-seconds to send the packed stands at Goodison Park buzzing after Steven Pienaar fired home from a Victor Anichebe rebound header.
Everton continue to press for a second and almost got another with Nikica Jelavic watching his free-kick coming off the post. Leon Osman also forced Petr Cech to make a brilliant save as well in the 26th minute.
Everton are very tough to beat at home and they are showing just that.
Chelsea are still trying to figure out a way to link up Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres and Ramires together.
TEAMS Everton v Chelsea
Everton: Howard, Jagielka, Heitinga, Distin, Baines, Naismith, Osman, Hitzlsperger, Pienaar, Anichebe, Jelavic
Subs: Mucha, Oviedo, Gueye, Barkley, Vellios, Duffy, Browning
Chelsea: Cech, Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Luiz, Lampard, Mata, Torres, Hazard
Subs: Turnbull, Oscar, Moses, Ferreira, Marin, Piazon, Ake
Referee: Howard Webb