FT: Everton 1 Chelsea 0

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An enthralling 90 minutes of football, with Everton defending superbly in the second half to hold onto the lead they snatched at the interval.

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FULL-TIME!!! Great result for Everton.

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Shooting chance for Osman as the defence opens up but he blazes off target.

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Barry earns a throw-in for Everton down towards the Chelsea corner flag.

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Another change for Everton with Mirallas - who has been excellent up front after replacing Jelavic - making way for Gerard Deulofeu.

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Deep cross in from Ivanovic but Howard is there to gather cleanly.

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Three added minutes will be played.

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Swing and a miss from Torres in the box as time ticks down.

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OFF THE BAR!!! Baines gets the free-kick up and over the wall before striking the top of the crossbar.

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Late change for Everton, with goalscorer Naismith making way for John Stones.

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Naismith clears well to Mirallas, who holds the ball up superbly. Barkley is then brought down on the edge of the box by Mikel for a free-kick in a very dangerous spot.

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Mikel goes into the book after a cynical foul on Coleman.

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It has been a frantic second half here at Goodison, with Everton clinging on. They need to see out the final six minutes, plus added time.

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Cech is called into action to clear his lines as Barkley looks to create a shooting chance.

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David Luiz goes into the book for blatantly pulling down Mirallas on the halfway line.

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Another corner for Chelsea as Distin cuts out another ball into the box.

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David Luiz cuts inside and lashes in a shot which is closer to the corner flag than the goal.

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Baines swings in the free-kick towards Barry at the back post, but Lampard keeps the ball away from his England colleague.

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Coleman gets away from Hazard down the right before being brought down right on the edge of the box.

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Mirallas forces a good save out of Cech as he cuts in from the left and rifles in a powerful shot.

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Ramires fires in another cross which Eto'o gets to, but Howard is in the way once again.

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Everton clear their lines - just - as Howard gets the corner away with Ivanovic lurking. The pressure is on again....

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Eto'o looks to run around Coleman, but the defender does well and only concedes a corner.

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Distin leans into a cross from Torres and the Chelsea players want a penalty, but again Webb waves play on.

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The home fans want a penalty as Distin tangles with David Luiz, but Webb is not interested.

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And a third, as Mirallas' cross flicks behind off Ramires.

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Two corners in quick succession for Everton as they release the pressure somewhat.

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Mirallas goes for goal and bends his shot around the wall, but Cech gets down well to beat it away.

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Free-kick for Everton in a dangerous central position around 30 yards out as Hazard brings down Mirallas.

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Final throw of the dice from Mourinho and he is going for it as left-back Cole is replaced by striker Fernando Torres.

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Chelsea go close yet again as Ivanovic's low cross is flicked towards goal by Ramires but he can only find the side netting.

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With Jelavic making way, Mirallas has now switched inside to operate as the lone striker.

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Roberto Martinez responds to Chelsea's dominance by taking off Jelavic and sending on James McCarthy.

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An Everton attack ends when Barkley is penalised after tangling with Mikel.

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Ivanovic is booked as he inexplicably handles the corner.

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Corner for Everton as Chelsea continue to press and Ivanovic's cross deflects behind. One-way traffic at moment.

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Barkley brings the ball out and beats David Luiz, bur Mikel is there to gather possession.

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Lampard breaks into the box and collects a threaded pass, but cannot bring it under his spell and Howard gathers.

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Ivanovic is penalised for a foul on Barry on the edge of the Everton box as the home side look to ease the pressure.

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Barkley tries to play in Mirallas on a rare Everton attack, but his pass is slightly over-hit.

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Immediate involvement from Oscar as he breaks into the box from David Luiz's pass and goes to ground under Distin's challenge, but Webb is not interested.

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Double change from Chelsea, with Mata replaced by Oscar and Frank Lampard coming on for Schurrle.

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Eto'o goes close again as he gets his chest to a cross from the right but Howard gathers.

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Good cover from Osman as he stands up Eto'o outside the box and prevents a cross.

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Everton are struggling to get a decent spell of possession with Chelsea pushing them back towards their own goal.

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Naismith looks to set up an Everton counter-attack, but his pass out of defence is cut out by David Luiz.

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Chelsea are certainly putting the pressure on. Mikel works his way into the box, but the ball gets stuck under his feet and Everton clear.

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CHANCE FOR CHELSEA!!! Hazard fizzes in a shot from range which bounces back off Howard, but Eto'o gets his follow up all wrong and the opportunity is gone.

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Poor from Distin as he puts the ball straight out of play to give Chelsea a throw deep in Everton territory.

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CHANCE FOR CHELSEA!!! Ramires surges forward and releases Schurrle, who dinks the ball up and over Howard but can only find the side-netting.

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Chelsea get the action under way, with no changes for either side.

We're back for the second half.

Super 6 reminder: We still have four people on track for the £1million jackpot! Their Everton v Chelsea predictions are: 1-1, 2-2 and 2-1 to Chelsea.

An enjoyable 45 minutes of football, with Chelsea having the better chances but failing to make the most of them and Everton responding with a perfectly-timed sucker-punch right on half-time.

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Webb brings the half to a close, with Everton snatching the lead just before the break.

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Barkley feeds Osman in the box and his cross to the far post is headed back across by Jelavic, with Naismith arriving to force the ball over the line from close range.

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GOAL FOR EVERTON!!!!

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Mirallas whips a good cross in to the far post but Coleman's header back across is gathered by Cech.

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Baines is penalised for bringing down Hazard in the Everton half. Chelsea remain on the attack with Hazard and Eto'o combining before Mata floats his shot just wide.

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Another Chelsea attack ends with Mata's cross evading everyone in the box.

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Chelsea go close! Mata swings the free-kick in and Ivanovic gets up highest but cannot keep his header down.

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Free-kick for Chelsea on the corner of the Everton box after another late Barry lunge brings down Hazard.

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Eto'o releases Ramires but Baines gets back to put in a great tackle. Schurrle has the chance to curl one around Howard, but leans back and puts the ball way over the top. Another chance goes begging.

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Ivanovic gets forward and forces a corner from Distin, but Mata's kick is too long. Schurrle has a shot on the follow-up, but it goes wide.

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GREAT SAVE FROM HOWARD!!! Eto'o finds Ramires just outside the area and he flicks the ball up with his first touch before volleying goalwards with the second, only for Howard to plunge to his right to keep the ball out.

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Everton go back on the attack and Mirallas causes problems for Chelsea before crossing for Naismith who can only stab wide at the near post.

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Chelsea are enjoying a decent spell on the ball and pushing Everton back as Mikel fires a long-range effort over the bar.

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The resulting corner comes to nothing, with Howard still apologising to his team-mates and thanking Barry for his timely intervention.

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SUPERB CHALLENGE FROM BARRY!!! Howard looks to have gifted Chelsea the lead as he gives the ball away to Schurrle, who crosses for Eto'o in front of an empty net, only for the England midfielder to slide in and deny the striker.

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David Luiz again advances forward from central defence, but again his pass towards Eto'o has too much on it.

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Good feet from Osman to find Coleman on the right, but Ramires is across to win back the ball.

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Mirallas' kick is met by David Luiz's head under pressure from Distin, but Webb awards a goal-kick.

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Naismith wins another corner for Everton after Cole slides in to cut out his cross.

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David Luiz brings the ball out of defence before being felled by a late challenge from Barry, for which he is fortunate not to be booked.

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Long ball forward towards Jelavic goes beyond the forward as he wrestles with Terry, with Webb allowing play to go on.

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Barry looks to win the ball back from Terry, but is penalised for a foul on the Chelsea skipper.

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Speculative, long-range, effort from Eto'o which is so far off target it finds the back rows of the Gwladys Street stand.

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Good ball out of defence from Luiz as he looks to release Eto'o, but there is a little too much on the pass.

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Jelavic plays in Naismith who bursts into the box but finds the angle against him and can only force a corner from Cech, which comes to nothing.

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Impressive play from Barkley as he breaks out of defence, beating three men, and then attempts to feed Miralles, but just puts too much weight on the ball.

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Some neat and patient passing from Everton as they move the ball around the field looking for an opening.

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CHANCE FOR JELAVIC!!! Naismith escapes down the right and plays in a precision cross. Jelavic - similarly to Eto'o - is in between two defenders but can only head weakly at Cech.

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Mata feeds Eto'o in the box but Baines is there to clear, before the Spain international jinks his way into the area, only to be denied by a good challenge from Barry.

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GREAT CHANCE FOR ETO'O!!! Superb ball in from Ramires and Eto'o gets in between two defenders for a free header six yards out, but puts it over the bar.

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Mata's corner is met by Luiz towards the front of the six-yard box, but his flicked effort is well off target.

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Eto'o wins a corner for Chelsea as his driven cross hits Barry and goes out.

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Ivanovic has space on the right and fizzes in a low cross, but Distin deals with it to concede a throw.

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Good play from Barry to feed Seamus Coleman down the right flank, but Cole and Hazard combine to win back the ball.

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Early touches for Ross Barkley as he gets away from two Chelsea opponents before running out of space near the touchline.

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Everton get us under way.

Kick-off is now just moments away as the two teams go through their final warm-ups.

Today's referee is Howard Webb.

The two teams are in the tunnel, with Phil Jagielka and John Terry ready to lead their respective sides out.

Thanks for all your feedback and comments this evening. With kick-off rapidly approaching it's time to focus on the game at a packed Goodison Park.

And Idowu Opeyemi writes on Twitter: "Good to see Mikel and Ramires together. Eto'o leading the line will make a big impact in this match.Chelsea to win by 2 goals."

Rhys Stevenson (who is the Editor / Owner of Global Metal Apocalypse) has been in touch to say: "First off Chelsea should have snapped Ozil up ages ago, look at his performance today! Stellar! But this is a must-win game, I reckon a 4-0 win with Eto'o getting 2 goals, 1 Mata, 1 Schurrle."

More from Sam Cox: "Two clean sheets but hardly the same defensive organisation as under Moyes, already looking open and shaky like Martinez's Wigan. Chelsea will need to be more proactive in attack than against Bayern and United."

Gareth Barry will make his debut for Everton today after arriving on loan from Manchester City and told Sky Sports 1HD: "I can't wait to get out there. It's always good to have that little bit of nerves. Chelsea have a fantastic squad."

David Hall, from Perth Australia writes: "I can see a 4-0, Torres to score a hat trick?" Could happen, David, but he'd have to do it from the bench...

Sam Cox reckons: "Will be a 3-1 win for Chelsea today, exposing Everton's newly Martinez-found defensive issues and a lack of punch up front for the Toffees." Pretty sure Everton have kept clean sheets in last two Premier League games, Sam?

Super 6 update: We have four people on track for the jackpot heading into the final match! Their Everton v Chelsea predictions are: 1-1, 2-2 and 2-1 to Chelsea.

Frank Lampard, who is not in the starting XI today, tells Sky Sports 1HD: "We will have to be at our best if we want to win."

The self-proclaimed 'Happy One' (who now often looks anything but) has told Sky Sports 1HD that Juan Mata remains a vital part of his squad despite his lack of action before today's start.

Chelsea fan Jordan Davies writes on Twitter: "Big target man Eto'o to make the difference today, Chelsea to win 3-1."

Stewart MacLaren has been in touch from "a warm & windy Torrevieja in Spain" to say: "Everton will draw 2-2 with Chelsea at Goodison Park this afternoon with good goals from Leighton Baines & Nikica Jelavic."

Julian Catt has been in touch to say: "Has Jose forgotten that Lamps always scores against Everton? Maybe he's saving him for later in what will probably be an evenly contested game. A draw looks the most likely result but I'm hoping we can edge it with Hazard the key player. Good luck to Eto'o on his debut too."

Chelsea fan Guy Edwards says: "Big game for us today, Eto'o needs to hit the ground running as we don't need a big star of the game over for one last big payday."

It will be good to see Samuel Eto'o get his first-ever taste of Premier League action this afternoon, while Chelsea certainly have strength in depth on their bench.

Everton subs: Robles, Heitinga, Oviedo, Deulofeu, McCarthy, Gueye, Stones.

Chelsea subs: Schwarzer, Essien, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, De Bruyne, Cahill.

Everton starting XI: Howard, Coleman, Jagielka, Distin, Baines, Naismith, Mirallas, Barry, Barkley, Osman, Jelavic.

Chelsea starting XI: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Schurrle, Hazard, Eto'o, Mata.

Opta stat No.4: Only West Ham (6) and Everton (5) have allowed fewer opposition shots on target than Chelsea (8) so far this season.

Opta stat No.3: Everton have averaged 519 passes per game so far under Roberto Martinez in the Premier League - up from 416 per game last season under David Moyes.

Opta stat No.2: Chelsea have won just two of their last 10 Premier League trips to Merseyside (W2 D2 L6).

Opta stat No.1: Everton have averaged the highest possession figure in the 2013-14 Premier League season so far (64.1%).

Time for a couple of stats from our friends at Opta prior to kick-off.

The Blues also have Jose Mourinho back at the helm as they look to wrestle the Premier League title back from Manchester United.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have seven points from their first three games following Stamford Bridge successes over Hull City and Aston Villa and a goalless draw at Manchester United.

Everton are still awaiting their first Premier League victory under new manager Roberto Martinez, having drawn their first three games of the season against Norwich, West Brom and Cardiff.

If you want to have your say on the game, then drop me a line to rob.parrish@bskyb.com or via Twitter @skysportsrobp and I'll publish a selection of the best prior to kick-off.

Good afternoon and welcome to our live and interactive commentary on the clash between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 20 September 2014
12:45
QPR v Stoke
15:00
A Villa v Arsenal
Burnley v Sunderland
Newcastle v Hull City
Swansea v Southampton
17:30
West Ham v Liverpool
Sunday, 21 September 2014
13:30
Leicester v Man Utd  
Tottenham v West Brom  
16:00
Everton v C Palace  
Man City v Chelsea  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
12:45
Liverpool v Everton  
15:00
Chelsea v A Villa  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 9 12
2 A Villa 4 3 10
3 Swansea 4 3 9
4 Southampton 4 5 7
5 Man City 4 3 7
6 Tottenham 4 2 7
7 Arsenal 4 1 6
8 Liverpool 4 1 6
9 Man Utd 4 3 5
10 Hull City 4 0 5
11 Everton 4 -1 5
12 Leicester 4 -1 5
13 West Ham 4 -1 4
14 Stoke 4 -1 4
15 Sunderland 4 -1 3
16 QPR 4 -8 3
17 C Palace 4 -3 2
18 Burnley 4 -3 2
19 West Brom 4 -5 2
20 Newcastle 4 -6 2

Updated Thu, 18 Sep 2014

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