CHELSEA boosted their top four hopes with a 2-0 win against Everton at Stamford Bridge.
An own-goal from Ben Godfrey and a Jorginho penalty saw the Blues go 11 unbeaten under Thomas Tuchel.
Kai Havertz was the star man as Chelsea beat Everton 2-0Credit: Getty Images – Getty
But who was a smash hit in the capital? And did anyone have a game to forget?
Here, Simon Phillips delivers his Chelsea player ratings…
Edouard Mendy – 8
Did well when called upon, including dealing well with a few awkward crosses.
Decent with the ball at his feet as well.
Cesar Azpilicueta – 7
Did his job well as he often does these days and didn’t take any risks on the ball.
Defended well when called upon.
Andreas Christensen – 9
Looked superb at the back again, he was Chelsea’s anchor man looking and finding passes to the forward guys from deep, and he defended very well cutting out a few dangerous chances.
Kurt Zouma – 7
Took a little while to settle into the game but he soon became more comfortable in in unfamiliar left side of the back three.
Reece James – 7
Some dodgy moments and touches early on from him and for some reason once again he looked uncomfortable.
But a lot like Zouma, he did seem to grow into the game and find his feet as it went on and he had a great second half.
Jorginho – 7
Some good tackling and hard work from him, and he even threatened the goal with a couple of long-range chances.
He wasn’t afforded any time on the ball by Everton who crowded out the pivot well.
Took his penalty very well.
Mateo Kovacic – 7
Same issue as with Jorginho, Everton had two or three players on him most of the time and he couldn’t work his usual magic in the first half at least.
But a good game from him all the same and did what he could, including a beautiful long pass through to Havertz to win a penalty.
Marcos Alonso – 7
Looked a constant threat in attack and set up Kai Havertz for the Chelsea goal in the first half that went down as an own-goal unfortunately.
Kai Havertz – 10
He was great in the false 9, constantly making great movements to free himself up, dropping deep and driving at the Everton back line, and looked great on the ball.
Scored two goals but one got chalked off as an own-goal, the other was wrongly awarded as hand ball.
Won his penalty superbly.
Timo Werner – 5
Linked well with his German counterpart up top and his pace is always an issue for defenders.
But Everton did largely do well to keep him fairly quiet. Missed a lot of great chance at the end as well.
Callum Hudson-Odoi – 9
Chelsea’s other main threat up top, he was always positive with the ball and looked to take players on.
Comfortable in possession and worked very hard off the ball.
Oddly subbed off in the second half.
Mason Mount for Hudson-Odoi (65 mins) – 7
Injected energy and helped Chelsea keep the ball well in advanced areas.
N’Golo Kante for Kovacic (79 mins) – N/A
Christian Pulisic for Werner (89 mins) – N/A