Lampard takes Chelsea into top 4, humiliate Everton 4-0 at stamford bridge

Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has cemented his side in top four finish as the blues humiliate their opponent, Everton by 4-0 in Stamford Bridge.

Mason Mount (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pedro.

A smart finish from Mount gives Chelsea a deserved early lead. Pedro cuts inside from the left and feeds the ball into the feet of Mount, who swivels just inside the box and picks out the one bit of the net Pickford is unable to reach. There were 20 passes in the build-up to the goal.

Mason Mount’s strike was the 21st league goal by an Englishman for Chelsea this season – only Leicester (31) and Southampton (24) have scored more

Pedro doubles Chelsea’s lead with another well-worked goal. Barkley slots the ball through the middle and Pedro reacts quicker than Sidibe and Keane to race through on goal. When one-on-one with Pickford he calmly picks his spot.

Zouma gifts possession to Richarlison and he plays in strike partner Calvert-Lewin, who has just Kepa to beat. He does not connect properly with the shot, however, and the ball trickles wide of the far post.

Chelsea take a commanding 2-0 lead into half-time thanks to goals from Mount and Pedro. Mount rounded off a 20-pass move for the hosts with a swivelled finish after 14 minutes and Pedro, who set up that opener, slotted a second past Pickford seven minutes later. Everton were second best throughout the first half, but Calvert-Lewin did squander a big chance to halve the deficit.

Willian whistles in a third for Chelsea early in the second half. Twenty yards from goal, no Everton player closes the Brazil international down and he fizzes one into the bottom-left corner.

Giroud adds his name to the scoresheet! The France international sticks out a leg four yards from goal to divert Willian’s cross past a rooted Pickford.

Willian, who has a goal and an assist to his name, makes way for teenage midfielder Anjorin.

Everton have managed just three shots of any note today. Ancelotti has a week to work out what went wrong as Liverpool are up next for his side.
The defeat was ancelloti heaviest defeat in 25yrs of his managerial career.
The Nation
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