Mount, Pedro, Willian, and Giroud… These are the four surnames that brought Carlo Ancelotti’s return to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea destroyed Everton 4:0. Chelsea retained fourth place with this win, and Everton probably ended their dream of a Eurozone.’

Despite the loss, the Londoners looked tremendous, and especially the 18-year-old Billy Gilmour was a standout. The young midfielder was everywhere, had the most assists (74), and had a 92.5 percent shooting percentage. Among the teammates, everyone covered a distance of at least 1.09 kilometers, and his total distance was 12.62 kilometers.

By the way, Gilmour became the first Scot (apart from goalkeepers) to join Chelsea in the main squad since May 1998. That player was Steve Clark then. Gilmour was born about 3 years later.

“We are missing a lot of players, and we have problems, but we’re not going to complain. We have got a whole bunch of stuff to spend. You can probably see what Billy Gilmour is doing. Mount and Barkley have done great. Willian, Pedro, Giroud… They are top-level players. Collectively everything came out.”- Frank Lampard was pleased.

Here was Carlo Ancelotti worried: “When I came to Everton, I was unhappy with the guys playing for the first time. We were doing everything wrong. In the next match, we have to get back on track.”

 

Interesting Facts

 

  • Chelsea have scored 21 goals this season through English players. Only Southampton (24) and Leicester (31) have scored more.
  • In the first 21 mins of the game, Pedro scored and assisted as well. In the last 21 Premier League games, he was involved in only 2 goals.
  • Pedro has scored 24 goals at Stamford Bridge, and his club have won in all cases.
  • In this match, Chelsea had three 18-year-old players on the field. The case of a team consisting of three 18-year-olds or younger last happened at the end of the Premier League season in May 2016.
  • Everton have struck only 3 times towards the opponent’s goalpost. Such a bad result for the team was last seen in December 2017 – at the Liverpool derby.