A dominant Chelsea thrashed Everton in the Premier League on Super Sunday, winning 4-0 and making it an unhappy return for Carlo Ancelotti.
The Everton boss had never faced Chelsea before in his managerial career and returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since his sacking from the club in 2011, but it got off to the worst start when Mason Mount produced a fine, swiveled finish in the 14th minute.
Chelsea continued to dominated throughout and doubled their lead seven minutes later as Pedro (21) slotted home. But the tie was ultimately decided just after the break, when Willian (51) and Olivier Giroud (54) hit Everton with two quicio goals, leaving Ancelotti and his assistant Duncan Ferguson stoney faced on the touchline.
Everton have now gone over four years without a Premier League goal at Stamford Bridge and remain in 12th with 37 points. For Chelsea, they have strengthened their grip on fourth place, moving onto 48 points – five ahead of Wolves in fifth place.
How Chelsea routed Everton
Pedro celebrates after his goal at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea dominated the first half and went close early on, but Mount’s hooked effort was well stopped as Jordan Pickford leaped across to make the save. However, in the 14th minute, the Everton goalkeeper could not keep out Mount for a second time. It was the Chelsea midfielder who started the move off too, feeding Pedro down the left before receiving the ball back in the middle. He swivelled as he controlled and struck, sending his effort hammering into the bottom corner and beating his England team-mate.
Despite recent criticism, Pickford had a mostly solid first half and the scoreline could have been extended much further without him. He was in action again when Willian burst into the area from the right flank but with no one in support, went for goal himself, only to see his effort pushed away by the Everton goalkeeper at the near post.