In a thrilling encounter at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea was denied a fourth consecutive victory in all competitions as Everton secured a dramatic 2-2 draw. The Toffees, who were down twice in the match, showed immense character to fight back and snatch a late point.
Chelsea started the game strongly and took the lead through Joao Felix’s well-placed effort in the 27th minute. However, Everton responded promptly, with Abdoulaye Doucoure scoring a thumping header from a corner kick just four minutes later to level the scores.
Chelsea regained their lead in the second half when Kai Havertz converted a penalty in the 72nd minute, but once again, Everton fought back. Doucoure, who had scored the first goal, turned provider this time, setting up Ellis Simms, who scored a stunning goal to equalize in the 90th minute.
The result is a setback for Chelsea, who were hoping to close the gap on the top four. Despite reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League, the Blues find themselves languishing in 10th place in the Premier League, with a considerable gap between them and the top four.
On the other hand, Everton will be thrilled with the point as they continue their battle against relegation. Under new manager Sean Dyche, the Toffees have shown resilience and grit, winning three, losing three, and drawing two of their eight matches. With ten games left to play, they are two points clear of the relegation zone.
Overall, it was a game full of twists and turns, and both teams deserve credit for their efforts. Chelsea will be disappointed not to have secured all three points, while Everton will be pleased with their performance and the point gained. The Premier League remains as competitive as ever, and it promises to be an exciting end to the season.