EPL: Costa Shines As Chelsea Cruise In Nine-Goal Thriller

Chelsea demonstrated the full extent of their attacking power in their 6-3 victory over Everton. Big-money recruit, Diego Costa, assisted by fellow Spaniard, Cesc Fabregas … Continue reading EPL: Costa Shines As Chelsea Cruise In Nine-Goal Thriller


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ChelseaChelsea demonstrated the full extent of their attacking power in their 6-3 victory over Everton.

Big-money recruit, Diego Costa, assisted by fellow Spaniard, Cesc Fabregas and Nigeria’s John Mikel Obi, scored twice for Jose Mourinho’s side, the first after only 34 seconds.

Branislav Ivanovic scored two minutes after Costa’s opener but Kevin Mirallas pulled one back on the stroke of half-time for Everton before a crazy period of five goals in 11 second-half minutes, as Chelsea pulled clear only to be pegged back.

Seamus Coleman’s unfortunate own goal after 67 minutes made it 3-1, only for Steven Naismith to finish neatly two minutes later.

Nemanja Matic’s low strike had Chelsea 4-2 up in the 74th minute, but two minutes after that, Samuel Eto’o, on for his Everton debut off the bench, headed home his side’s third against his old club.

Ramires stabbed Chelsea’s fifth past Tim Howard a minute later, and Costa finally put the result beyond doubt in the 90th minute, rounding Tim Howard to score after a superb back-heel pass from Mikel.