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Everton 1-0 Chelsea, Player Ratings: Werner and Chilwell disappoint in defeat

Frank Lampard's Chelsea side picked up an unexpected defeat at Goodison Park after an impressive, defensive performance from Everton.

 
10:57pm on Saturday 12th December 2020
By
Stefan Bienkowski

Everton inflicted a first defeat in 10 games upon Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday evening with a hard-fought 1-0 victory.

In front of a limited number of home fans, Carlo Ancelotti’s side put on an impressive defensive performance that frustrated and limited Frank Lampard’s side throughout the game and won an important three points for the Merseyside club.

Everton 1-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ GOOD PERFORMANCE

Jordan Pickford: 7.2

Although Everton may have walked away from this match with all three points it was their guests who had the lion’s share of chances throughout the match. And if not for a good performance from Jordan Pickford between the posts for Everton it may have been a different story.

Over the course of the game Pickford made three saves. One in particular was truly exceptional when he got an outstretched hand to a Reece James shot. In real time it looked as though the right-back had struck the post with his shot but after viewing it again on replay it revealed that Pickford had got an all-important touch to keep it out.

BAD PERFORMANCE

Ben Chilwell: 5.5

Ben Chilwell has been one of Chelsea’s most impressive performers this season but against Everton the left-back seemed to struggle.

Putting aside VAR’s decision to rule out Chilwell’s challenge in the second half which could have led to a second penalty for Everton, the defender was still error-prone and clumsy on the ball throughout the match.

Indeed, only two players on the pitch on Saturday lost possession more than Chillwell, while the full-back also had one of the poorest totals for passes into the final third. Couple that with the defender’s failure to win a single aerial challenge or tackle throughout the match and it all adds up to a very poor performance.

Timo Werner: 5.8

Timo Werner just can’t seem to catch a break. Going into Saturday’s game the German striker had gone six games without scoring a goal for his new club and while he’s popped up with the odd assist during that stretch, it’s undoubtedly goals that the young player will be judged on come the end of the season.

Unfortunately Werner looked no closer to scoring against Everton. In a frustrating match for Lampard’s side, the former RB Leipzig star managed just three touches of the ball in the opposing box and one shot over the course of the game. His hunt for a goal goes on.

STAR MAN

Gylfi Sigurdsson: 7.4

In a match that offered very little in terms of clear-cut chances from either side, the hero of the piece was undoubtedly Everton captain Gylfi Sigurdsson when he stepped up to the penalty spot and calmly slotted the ball home.

Prior to the penalty Chelsea had looked in complete control but after it the visitors huffed and puffed with little more than frustration and a few bruises to show for their troubles. It was a game one by a single strike and it came from the Icelandic midfielder.

Everton 1-0 Chelsea: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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