Three things we learnt from Chelsea's five goal destruction of Everton
Things have been going well for Antonio Conte and his Chelsea team of late, with four wins on the trot including against the likes of Leicester, Manchester United and Southampton, but Everton produced yet another tough test of their abilities to challenge for the title.
It took 20 minutes for Eden Hazard to all but secure the three points for his side, firstly scoring with an exquisite curled finish into the bottom corner past Maarten Stekelenburg, before playing a key role in the move which saw Marcos Alonso score his first goal in Chelsea colours less than a minute later.
Diego Costa was also in imperious form, adding a third for the Blues from a corner just before half-time to ensure that Ronald Koeman’s men had little to no chance of a comeback in the second half at Stamford Bridge.
Hazard was at it once again, scoring just eleven minutes into the second half and then having his shot saved only for Pedro to tuck home the rebound nine minutes after that to put the tie beyond doubt. Everton’s turmoil was disappointing but they could at least take heart from having held firm for a whole 25 minutes at the end of the game.
Read on over the next few pages to see what we can learn from the clash…