All good things come to those who wait – I hope I can reward your patience with a meaningful reflection of our 2-1 victory against Everton on Wednesday night.
Having achieved a dramatic victory against Watford last weekend, it was crucial that we maintained our momentum against a manager-less Everton team who have been deprived of confidence and flamboyance this season.
Despite a considerably improved second-half performance from the visitors, we managed to secure an impressive win.
- Rudiger scored his first Chelsea goal
I’m exceedingly fond of the German defender, and he scored his first Chelsea goal against the Toffees. He’s blessed with considerable athleticism, and his passing ability is tremendously useful. Without question, his future with the club is unequivocally bright, and he could establish himself as a consistent starter for Conte.
- Drinkwater and Ampadu were exceedingly composed
The pair were making their first starts for Chelsea – both players were acquired during the summer transfer window – and they certainly impressed on their full debuts for the Premier League champions. Ampadu displayed maturity beyond his years to produce a controlled and disciplined performance, while Drinkwater was at ease at the heart of the pitch, utilising his impressive range of passes.
- Caballero did very well
Conceivably, the Argentine goalkeeper was our man-of-the-match has he registered a whole host of vital saves during Everton’s second-half revival. During his brief Chelsea career, the experienced shot-stopper has impressed, and the decision to sell Begovic appears to be a sensible one!
- Zappacosta continues to impress
Having started his Chelsea career in the best possible manner against Qarabag in the Champions League, the Italian has played mightily well for the Blues. His defensive qualities are apparent, yet he also flaunts considerable attacking intent on the right-flank, and his service is of an excellent standard.
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