Chelsea edge Everton by 2 – 0


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Chelsea  capped off a fine performance by first-half goals from Cesc Fabregas and Alvaro Morata as they made it back-to-wins on a glorious afternoon at Stamford Bridge.

Morata assisted Fabregas’s delicate volleyed opener and then, five minutes before the break, Cesar Azpilicueta’s teasing delivery was headed in by the Spanish striker.

In doing so, Morata became the first player in Premier League history to both score and assist a goal in each of his first two home games.

 

Fabregas returned to the starting XI after suspension and there was also a place in the side for his compatriot Pedro. Andreas Christensen and Tiemoue Bakayoko made way with David Luiz dropping back in to the centre of defence, so chelsea reverted to a 3-4-3 formation.

For Everton, Gylfi Sigurdsson made his first league start, while Sandro Ramirez played ahead of Wayne Rooney in attack. In total, Ronald Koeman brought five fresh faces in from those that began their 1-1 draw in Croatia on Thursday.

 

Courtois’ only meaningful save of the afternoon came with three minutes remaining, the Belgian diving at full stretch to tip Gueye’s goalbound effort over. Chelsea head into the international break on the back of two excellent wins worthy of champions.

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