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Chelsea’s display in the 5-0 defeat of Everton was perfect and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill feels Chelsea’s ruthless defeat of Everton will scare other Premier League teams even more than Chelsea’s defeat of Manchester United.

When asked by Standard Sport if Chelsea’s defeat of Everton sends a bigger statement than the victory over Manchester United, Cahill said: “Yes. They were coming off the back of a good result [2-0 against West Ham] last week and they are a very good team.

“Last season we didn’t beat Everton once in three attempts, so to take them apart was the most pleasing thing.”

Cahill also believes the football Chelsea played was excellent and revealed Chelsea didn’t play that kind of excellent football in our title winning season.

“It was a devastating performance, one of the best I have been involved in, in a long, long time,” Cahill added.

“When we won the title, I don’t think we won as convincingly as that against a side with the quality of Everton.

“I remember us beating Swansea 5-0 away (January 2015) but that was a case of us taking our chances in front of goal.

“Against Everton, the overall performance was really good as well as the goals, some of which were unbelievable.

“We are talking about doing it against a top quality side, a very tough team to face. I thought everyone from Diego Costa to the keeper Thibaut Courtois was fantastic.”

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