As it happened: Everton 2-0 Chelsea: Toffees improved second half performance seals massive win over the Blues
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As it happened: Everton 2-0 Chelsea: Toffees improved second half performance seals massive win over the Blues

Follow along for live updates of the Premier League game between Everton and Chelsea from Goodison Park. The game kicks off at 4.30pm BST.

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Brandon Sayer
Full-time
Chelsea will be shellshocked as they should have scored many in the first half but if you don't take your chances then you run the risk of losing. That though is all we have time for today from Goodison Park. I have been Brandon Sayer taking you through today's game, I hope you have enjoyed our coverage but until next time, have a good evening.
Full-time
Well, that was a different Everton side that emerged in the second half. Goals from Richarlison and Sigurdsson in the second half gave them a massive three points which was badly needed.
Full-time
90+5' - The referee blows his whistle end the game. Everton 2-0 Chelsea.
90' - The referee has decided to add on five minutes at the end of the second half.
86' - Everton substitution: Sigurdsson is replaced by Tom Davies.
80' - Walcott had the chance to make it 3-0 to Everton after a great through pass from Sigurdsson but the winger saw his shot well-saved by Kepa.
78' - Everton substitution: Bernard is replaced by Theo Walcott.
74' - Chelsea substitution: Jorginho is replaced by Hodson-Odoi.
Goal Everton - Sigurdsson
72' - Goal for Everton! Sigurdsson scores the hosts second goal. The midfielder though was lucky as kepa saved his spot kick but the midfielder tapped home from the rebound. 
Penalty Everton
71' - Penalty to Everton! Richarlison is fouled in the box by Alonso.
68' - Everton substitution: Gomes is replaced by Schneiderlin.
66' - Chelsea double substitution: Higuain and Barkley are replaced by Giroud and Loftus-Cheek.
61' - Rudiger receives a yellow card for putting a arm into the face of Bernard.
60' - Higuains long range effort forces Pickford into making a brilliant diving save.
59' - Gomes receives a yellow card for a late tackle on Pedro.
55' - Chelsea have responded well to going behind with Alonso puting a shot into the side netting after a flowing passing move from the visitors.
Goal Everton - Richarlison
49' - Goal Everton! Richarlison heads the hosts into the lead. The goal came from a Sigudsson corner which Calvert-Lewin headed towards goal but kepa saved it but Richarlison headed home the rebound. Now we will see what Chelsea have got.
47' - A brilliant diving save from Kepa stops Gomes from giving the hosts the lead from the edge of the box.
46' - The referee blows his whistle to begin the second half. Game on!
Half-time
Well, somehow Everton have got to the break on level terms. Chelsea have dominated the first half and should really be two or three goals in front. The hosts really need to step it up in the second half or they will fall to another defeat. Will they be able to improve? Stay tuned as we bring you the answer in a few minutes time!
Half-time
45+2' - The referee blows his whistle for half-time. Everton 0-0 Chelsea.
45' - The referee has decided to add on two minutes at the end of the first half.
42'- A brilliant solo run from Pedro ends with the wingers shot from the edge of the box just going wide of the goal.
36'- Alonso receives the first yellow card of the game a deliberate pull back on Richarlison.
26' - Andre Gomes tests the palms of Kepa with a long range strike. The atmosphere at Goodison Park is very poor so far.
20' - Jorginho is next to test Pickford in the Everton goal after a brilliant one-two with Higuain.
16' - Everton's first attempt of the game, came courtesy of Calvert-Lewin but his shot went well over the bar. The hosts are starting to settle down a bit after a frantic start.
7' - Off the post! Hazards long range effort came back off the post with Pickford beaten. Higuain then almost scored as a great through ball from Jorginho but a brilliant last ditch tackle from Yerry Mina stopped the striker from scoring.
6'- A brilliant passing move from the visitors ended with Hazard forcing Pickford into making a good save early on. The hosts look very nervous.
Kick-off
1' - Referee Anthony Taylor blows his whistle to begin the game. Game on!
Substitutes
Everton substitutes: Stekelenburg, Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Davies, Lookman.


Chelsea substitutes: Caballero, Christensen, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Giroud.

Startling Lineups
Everton starting XI: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Gueye, Gomes, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-Lewin.


Chelsea starting XI: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.

We will bring you the all important team news from Goodison Park at 3.30PM BST. So stay tuned to find out.
There should be a different look for the visitors after they rested a number of key men in their win over Dynamo Kiev. Gonzalo Higuain did not travel to Ukraine but should return to lead the line after overcoming an illness. 
As for team news, Everton will be without Kurt Zouma as the French defender is ineligible to face his parent club. Yerry Mina is likely to be the man to step in.
Prior to the reserve fixture earlier this campaign, Barkley told Sky Sports that he was “excited” to play against some former teammates. He should play some part in the game after missing out on Chelsea’s midweek trip to Kiev in the Europa League.
The noise inside Goodison Park may be cranked just that little bit higher if former midfielder Ross Barkley is named anywhere near Sarri’s squad. The England international departed his boyhood club for Chelsea during the 2017 January transfer window and has yet to face off against his former team. 
Everton have lost six of their last games matches and need to rediscover the fight they showed as they secured a battling point against Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. They were helped by a boisterous home crowd that day and should be backed to similar levels against Chelsea. 
The Toffees recently had their two-game unbeaten streak snapped away to Newcastle United despite taking a 2-0 lead at St James’ Park. Silva’s men, and in particular Jordan Pickford, capitulated and allowed the Magpies to fight back and secure all three points. It was a big blow for the Blues who looked to be returning to form after a shaky midseason period. 
Sarri’s Blues were dominant in the week with a dominant 5-0 win over Dynamo Kiev on their way to the Europa League quarter-finals. That followed them surviving a scare in their previous Premier League outing - a 1-1 draw with high-flying Wolverhampton Wanderers. 
When the two sides met earlier this season, Marco Silva’s men frustrated Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea and secured a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge. Since then, both managers have felt the heat with poor runs of form.
Hello and Welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK’s live coverage of the Premier League as Everton play host to Chelsea at Goodison Park. I’m Brandon Sayer and I'll be doing my best to keep you updated with all the latest action from this Sunday afternoon meeting. Kick-off is set for 16:30 GMT, but stick around for some pre-match build-up. 
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