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Chelsea suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat to Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.
It took Richarlison just five minutes to score the opener, while Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the second for Everton immediately after the restart. Mateo Kovacic scored a stunning goal for Chelsea three minutes afterwards, but Dominic Calvert-Lewin pounced on a defensive mistake on the 84th minute to seal the win for the home side.
Chelsea skipper Cesar Azpilicueta has admitted that Chelsea’s poor start to the game is the reason why the Blues were beaten by an energetic Everton side.
“We did not start very well because we knew they could have a reaction in the stadium with a new manager but we didn’t cope well enough,” said the Spaniard.
“We should have done much better in a game like this. In the first five minutes we gave away a goal from a cross, which we knew they were dangerous from, and after that we were in trouble.
“We conceded again early in the second half and in those key moments we weren’t strong enough to cope with them.”