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Five-star Chelsea destroy Everton to go top

Chelsea's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring their fourth goal during extra-time in the English League Cup third round football match between Leicester City and Chelsea at King Power Stadium in Leicester central England on September Costa goals leave Conte with no transfer regrets
Rufina Vignone | 06 Novembre, 2016, 08:26

Chelsea's Eden Hazard has a shot on goal blocked by Everton's goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016.

However, the tactical ploy proved ineffective as the Dutchman's side were outpassed and outclassed by Conte's men in a mesmerising first-half display. "All the players played in the right way with and without the ball. You can win but you have to show that you win with the idea of playing good football", Conte said after the match.

Nevertheless, they would go into the break in full control as the league's top scorer, Diego Costa added to his tally, netting his ninth of the season with a sweet volley.

Arsenal meet Tottenham in the north London derby between two of the top five on Sunday, when Liverpool host Watford and Manchester United visit Swansea City.

Sunderland, bottom of the table and previously the only side without a win, fought back for a shock 2-1 victory at Bournemouth. After being crowned the best player in the Premier League in 2015, Hazard appeared to lose his way under former boss Jose Mourinho, faced accusations of being unfit, and had to wait until April to register his first league strike.

Everton spent the majority of the game penned in their own half and did not manage a shot on target in the entire 90 minutes as Chelsea produced a ruthless and dominant performance.

"Maybe it looked like they were more aggressive, but they were more confident as well after the first and second goals", he said.

"We did absolutely everything to win the game".

Chelsea are unbeaten in their last 21 home premier league games against the Toffees and they showed why early on. "We have to move forward".

"It wasn't easy for Marcos Alonso to arrive in England, change leagues, so I am very happy for him".

Pienaar was sent off just before the hour after receiving a second yellow card for a lunge on Junior Stanislas, but Jermain Defoe netted a 74th-minute victor from the spot after Smith felled Anichebe. They have kept with us. "We need a few more".

Even after Ashley Barnes put Burnley back in front in added time, Palace's Andros Townsend hit the frame of the goal in a dramatic finish. "With five defenders we control it, after 2-0 it was over". However his first-time effort was straight off the post.

Chelsea finished off their scoring with their fifth, and final goal in the 65th minute.

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