Saturday 30 August 2014 - Everton 3 Chelsea 6
An incredible goal fest in one of the craziest games of the season so far!
Before we’d even had the chance to settle down we were already two up, with goals from Costa and Ivanovich, although replays would suggest a hint of offside for the second. Not the only dodgy decision by the officials! Just before half time the home team pulled one back, the result of some good pieces of play from both sides.
Twenty minutes into the second half Eden Hazard made an amazing run into the box where the unfortunate Colman couldn’t avoid turning Eden’s acute angled shot past Tim Howard. But, not unexpectedly, Everton hit back within a couple of minutes.
Already an epic encounter, with the score at 2-3, the match really could have gone either way, it was that sort of game. With 20 minutes to play it was nice to see Samuel Eto’o come on, and within 5 minutes both Matic and our old boy had added their goals to the count, quickly followed by a fifth for us from Ramires.
At 3-5 with just a few minutes to play we weren’t finished, and our big striker Diego Costa added his second of the game and Chelsea’s sixth.
What a game for my first ever visit to Goodison, a cracking atmosphere, and spent a wonderful weekend with friends nearby, hence the late post of this photo. Sitting top of the league our next game is a a top of the table clash against Swansea, after the international break. What a start to the season!