It’s Fergie Time! Twitter Reacts as Everton Kick Start New Era With Crucial Win Over Chelsea

?Everton kicked off their new era under Duncan Ferguson with three points against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring twice in their 3-1 win at an electric Goodison Park.

It was a dream start for Everton’s new temporary boss as Richarlison opened the scoring inside the opening five minutes, leaping the highest from Djibril Sidibé’s cross to round off a fantastic team move for the hosts.

A mistake from centre-back Michael Keane almost threw away Everton’s hard work in the opening 20 minutes, but the Blues were guilty of overplaying and in the end neither Willian and Tammy Abraham could get a shot off at goal.

Abraham continued to have chances come his way but the England international couldn’t quite get onto the end of through balls or passes from out wide, and Chelsea were forced to go into half-time trailing at Goodison Park.

Everton needed five first-half minutes to score the opening goal of the match, but they only needed four to double their lead.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin used his trademark physicality to find a way past former Everton loanee Kurt Zouma on the edge of the penalty area, finishing off the move with a calm finish underneath Kepa Arrizabalaga.

But Everton’s two-goal lead didn’t last long.

After Lucas Digne botched a clearance, Mateo Kova?i? was left completely unmarked on the edge of the penalty area to side foot a volley into Jordan Pickford’s near post.

Like with Calvert-Lewin’s goal, Kova?i?’s volley was looked at by the Video Assistant Referee for an unnecessarily long time before referee Craig Pawson eventually pointed to the centre circle.


Chelsea continued to push for an equaliser and were able to carve open chances through Mason Mount, Andreas Christensen and César Azpilicueta.

But the visitors just couldn’t find a way through Everton’s defences, and Chelsea eventually even shot themselves in the foot in the latter stages of the game.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s awful pass turned possession over and although Chelsea were able to keep out Tom Davies’ initial effort, Calvert-Lewin was on hand to poke the ball into the back of the net and wrap up the win for new manager Ferguson.


It was a deserved win for Everton, who outfought Chelsea throughout the 90 minutes even when The Blues showed off their superior technical quality on the ball.

Although question will still be surrounding Everton’s next permanent manager, Ferguson’s shown a sign that at the very least there isn’t going to be an identity crisis at Goodison Park.

For Chelsea, they’ve lost three of their last four games in the Premier League, but they’ll still end the weekend at least three points inside the top four.

Here’s some of the best reaction from full-time…




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