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Chelsea defeated a strong Everton side that had won eight consecutive games at home and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill revealed after the game that the players and manager celebrated after the game because it was a great victory against a side with a good home form.

“We’ve done what we needed to do,” said Cahill.

“It was a great victory, you saw the celebrations. I said last week this was a cup final, a massive game for us and certainly one of our hardest games.

“The form they’ve been in at home proves that, so for us to win 3-0 was fantastic.

“It was convincing in the end but we had to work very hard for it. In the first half it was very tough and we felt we had to go to the next level, we spoke about not leaving anything out there in the second half and the lads did that.

“What a special goal from Pedro as well, at times in games you need a little bit of class and that’s what he gave us today.

“He’s a fantastic footballer and he whipped it in the top corner.

“That gave us a platform to go on because they had to commit players forward and we got the second and the third.”

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