Former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice in space of 5 minutes to guide Everton to FA Cup semifinal. Chelsea never looked like threatning and with Diego Costa getting sent off their misery was competed in what was a historic win for Everton.
Chelsea and Every took on each other in the FA Cup quarterfinal game at Goddison Park and since this competition is the only hope of some silverware for both sides, they gave it a real good go. Everton came out stronger pressing the living life out of Chelsea in the first half. Everton finally broke the deadlock when Romelu Lukaku scored 2 goals within space of 5 minutes. Costa and Barry saw red cards towards the end of the game.
Diego Costa and Chelsea were left frustrated throughout the game as Everton put massive pressure when Chelsea had the ball. Costa had his usual tricks of trying to provoke Everton players but it did not work as he got himself sent off and things are only going to get worse for him as camera’s showed him trying to bite Gareth Barry in the neck.
Everton 1-0 Chelsea – Match Highlights
[ FA Cup quarterfinal, 12 March 2016 ]
78′ 1 – 0 Romelu Lukaku
Last time these two meet was back in January when a very exciting premier league game ended 3-3 on the day. Chelsea came from behind twice to draw Everton at Stamford Bridge. with Costa, Terry and Fabregas on target for Chelsea. Terry’s goal came in the 7th minute of extra time.
Short Match Preview & Team News: Chelsea are unbeaten since Guus Hiddink took charge of the team after Mourinho’s sack in mid december and they will be looking to extended the unbeaten run when they take on unpredictable Everton in the FA Cup quarterfinal on Saturday.
Everton are coming into this game on the back of couple of great performances against Manchester City. First they defeated City 2-1 in the league cup semifinal first leg and than they earned a respectable 1-1 draw against City in the league past midweek. Everton’s injury worries have kind of eased and they don’t have any fresh concern apart from player fatigue after playing 7 games in three week.
Chelsea on the other hand will be without Eden Hazard who still nursing the groin strain which means Pedro should continue to play in his place while Costa is set to play as centre forward with Willian, Oscar deployed in attacking roles behind him.
Possible Starting Lineups: Diego Costa is expected to lead the line for Chelsea while Pedro, Willian and Oscar to start in advance midfield roles with Fabregas and Mikel sitting deep in midfiel.
On this page we will have the goals video from the match as soon as they are scored while immediately after the final whistle match highlights will be placed here in english and other commentaries. You can also expect to see longer highlights with BBC Motd highlights of Chelsea-Everton encounter available later in the night.
Predictions:If Chelsea has really turn their form around this will be the perfect game to judge it as Everton has the tendancy to up their game a notch when they take on so called big teams in the league. Former Chelsea player Romelu Lukaku is in superb form of late and he will be the key man for Everton. I am going with a 2-1 away win for Everton against Chelsea