- Chelsea vs Everton Premier League encounter ended in a 2-0 win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge
- Ben Godfrey's own goal in the first half and Jorginho's in the second was what Chelsea needed to cement their place in fourth
- Despite not scoring, Kai Havertz proved integral in the crucial victory for Thomas Tuchel's men as he was involved in both goals
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Chelsea stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games under Thomas Tuchel after dispatching Everton 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.
Having defeated Liverpool in midweek, the Blues had no problems going past the Toffees as they recorded back-to-back victories over the Merseysiders - a victory that propels them back into the top four position.
The west London outfit went into the match on the back of a terrific run of form as they have not tasted defeat since the exit of Frank Lampard in January.
The impressive form had them climb up the table to fourth, heading into the tie against Everton with just a one-point advantage over the Goodinson Park-based side.
Desperate to protect the unbeaten status, Chelsea showed clear intent to cart home all the three points from the blow of the whistle, dominating proceedings in the open exchanges as the visitors struggled to settle in.
However, their advances upfront bore no fruits in the early minutes and had to wait until the half-hour mark to break the deadlock through Ben Godfrey who directed the ball into his own net after Kai Havertz's effort took a deflection off him.
Calvert-Lewin nearly got on the end of a speculative pass down the middle shortly after, but Everton were unable to make anything out of it.
The home side had a chance to double the advantage five minutes into the second half from Marcos Alonso's powerfully curled free-kick, but Jordan Pickford was in place to fend off the threat.
However, that was as long as Everton could hold on as they conceded a penalty moments later after Pickford brought down Havertz, with Jorginho stepping up to convert the resulting spot-kick.
The comfortable win was enough to help Chelsea open the gap to those below them as they hunt for the lucrative Champions League slot.
They remain fourth on the standings with 50 points, just three behind Leicester who are placed third.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Mario Lemina's superb strike moments before the break was all relegation-threatened Fulham needed to outshine Liverpool at Anfield.
The 27-year-old dispossessed Mohamed Salah of the ball at the edge of the 18-yard box before unleashing the thunder that went past Alisson Becker straight into the left-bottom corner of the post.
And the hosts could not respond to the goal for the remainder of the game as the Cottagers ran off with maximum points at a place where Liverpool used to call a fortress.
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Source: Sports Brief News