Everton came back from behind twice as they salvaged a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Graham Potter’s side dominated the proceedings in the first half but failed to break the deadlock despite having the best chances.

Mateo Kovacic flash just inches wide from the edge of the box while Kai Havertz flicked his header just inches over the bar inside the first fifteen minutes.

Enzo Fernandez and Joao Felix look at the top of their game, especially the Argentinian who pulled the strings in the middle of the park with some delightful array of passing and close control.


After the break, the hosts came out the better of the two sides and took the lead in the 52nd minute when Felix fired in off the post.

This came after Fernandez’s brilliant switch in play to Ben Chilwell, who volleyed it first-time into the box. Everton defender Michael Keane failed to clear the ball before Felix slotted home to put Chelsea ahead.

Chelsea had the ball in the net three minutes later when Christian Pulisic scored with a lovely finish but it was ruled out as Felix had stepped offside in the buildup to the goal.

The visitors rarely threatened and almost offered nothing till then however, the Merseyside outfit played higher up the pitch after falling behind.

Much against the run of play, Abdoulaye Doucoure flicked home James Tarkowski’s header following a corner in the 69th minute.

Seven minutes later, Chelsea restored their advantage from the spot from Havertz stepped up to score this third goal in as many games across all competitions.

Everton salvage late draw

It looked like Chelsea would hold on to secure all three points but it was Everton substitute striker Ellis Simms who made it two all in the 89th minute.

The 22-year-old received a layoff from Doucoure before striding past Kalidou Koulibaly to slot beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga to score his first-ever Premier League goal.

The result leaves the Blues in 10th spot with 38 points from 27 games, 11 adrift of Tottenham for a Champions League berth. Everton, meanwhile, sit 15th, two points clear of the relegation zone.

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