Chelsea 2-1 Everton: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Still Lost

Michy Batshuayi of Chelsea celebrates scoring his second goal Chelsea's fourth during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Watford

Ronald Koeman's 16-month stint in charge of Everton was brought to a halt on Monday, following a humiliating 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal that left them 18th in Premier League.

And he has started his newest stint as caretaker manager by ordering his troops to make the trip to Stamford Bridge by train. Currently, he's guided Napoli to the top position in the league.

'First of all, it's the players that have to do it on the pitch so it was important to win, to fight.

Charly Musonda has been outspoken about his lack of playing time at Chelsea but the Blues have no plans to let go of the midfielder when the January transfer window opens.

Their closest effort came courtesy of David Zappacosta who fired into the side-netting, with Everton a little fortunate to head into the break, just one goal down.

A low shot from Willian, which flew in off the post, in stoppage-time doubled the advantage for Antonio Conte's team although Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin swiftly responded with a good finish to give the Merseyside club a consolation.

Yet Chelsea hung on and with minutes remaining made the game safe through Willian.

Chelsea have set their sights on Napoli boss Mauricio Sarri as the heir to Antonio Conte, according to reports in Italy. Don't forget Ampadu is only 17.

The west London side have won the title in two of the last three Premier League seasons, but they did not have the distraction of European football last term under Conte.

"We knew James McCarthy could only play for 60 minutes so we were always going to change things then".

"The plan is to go and win every game, but I wanted a performance as well". The short socked one was better in the second half, but Unsy wasn't given much reason to not re-insert Idrissa Gueye on Sunday.

Alvaro Morata drops to the bench along with Pedro and Cesc Fabregas.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google, Cisco team up for 'hybrid cloud' project
Oct 26, 2017 - 01:06
Dell's unit, Pivotal, makes it easier for companies to get started developing software, acting like an operating system for the cloud.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kid Rock: "Fuck no, I'm not running for Senate!"
Oct 26, 2017 - 01:04
Senate bid while also announcing details of a new album and tour . "I'm going on tour, too-which no one's going to print". When Stern wondered aloud when the two had last talked on the air, Rock replied: "It was before I was racist".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Vegas Shooter's Brother Suspected of Child Porn Possession
Oct 26, 2017 - 00:54
TMZ was the first to report the arrest, adding that Bruce Paddock had child porn on his computer. Bruce Paddock , 58, was taken into custody at an assisted living facility in North Hollywood .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sony Xperia XZ Premium's camera distortion issue gets a fix
Oct 25, 2017 - 01:05
It is also the personal fastest record for Sony , as it was previously notorious for failing to meet multiple updates' deadlines. So there is Predictive Capture which automatically starts taking pictures of the subject when it detects a smile.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cooler temperatures on the way Sunday
Oct 25, 2017 - 01:02
Temperatures will be in the mid-60s around midnight and may be the highest for the day Monday as a strong cold front moves in. The average temperature for this time of the year, according to meteorologist Andy Gorelow, is about 78 degrees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cuomo signs legislation adding e-cigarettes to Clean Indoor Air Act
Oct 25, 2017 - 01:00
This bill (S.2543A/ A.516A) would reduce the exposure to potentially risky chemicals for e-cigarette users and those around them. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill Monday that will go into effect in 30 days, The New York Times reported .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Undocumented teen in Texas can have an abortion, appeals court rules
Oct 25, 2017 - 01:00
He wrote that the case was "novel and highly fraught" and that he thought the panel of three judges made the right decision. Because the teenager is a minor, Texas law required parental consent or a judicial waiver to obtain an abortion.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Matt Damon says he knew about Harvey Weinstein sexually harassing Gwyneth Paltrow
Oct 25, 2017 - 00:55
She had handled it. " You had to spend five minutes with him to know he was a bully, he was intimidating", Damon continued. Also thrown into the conversation are actors Ben Affleck and #Matt Damon , who frequently collaborated with Weinstein.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Facebook Messenger lets you send money through PayPal
Oct 24, 2017 - 01:00
But for now, it has already started rolling out in the U.S.so let us know how the experience is if you've already tried it out. If you're using Facebook chat service, you'll now have the options to send and request money using your PayPal account.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top McDonough: A chance Bledsoe has played his last game with Suns
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:59
The organization, sources said, argues that the team hasn't improved since Bledsoe took over the bulk of the playmaking duties. The tweet by Bledsoe, a former Clipper , was followed by one from the Clippers' DeAndre Jordan saying "Come back home bro".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Next wave of backward compatible original Xbox games are coming Spring 2018
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:57
Over the weekend, an image circulated on social media showing more original Xbox titles that could be part of an initial launch. The Xbox One backward compatible version looks very similar to how the game plays on a PC, which is excellent (and expected).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tried to warn about James Toback for 20 years: James Gunn
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:55
Toback denied the allegations, telling the Los Angeles Times that he never met or has "no recollection" of meeting the women. The Los Angeles Times reports that 38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexually harassing them.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top MA gas prices continue to fall after spike
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:53
GasBuddy's daily survey of more than 1,200 gas outlets in ME says price was unchanged from a week ago, averaging $2.42 a gallon. The national average dropped 12 cents per gallon the last four weeks but is still 22.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Review playing of national anthem in cinema halls, SC tells Centre
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:46
At that time, the Supreme Court had said that the playing of National Anthem will promote patriotism and nationalism. He wanted both the laws should be in consonance to each other and disrespect should be made a punishable offence.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top World Health Organization rescinds Mugabe goodwill role
Oct 23, 2017 - 05:26
Ireland's health minister, Simon Harris, called the appointment "offensive, bizarre". "Mugabe trashed our health delivery system". Outside Zimbabwe, many World Health Organization member-states and rights groups criticised Mugabe's appointment.