Everton and Chelsea have taken part in some spectacular clashes in recent years. Only three of their last 35 meetings have finished goalless, and there have been some classics among the rest. A dramatic 3-2 Chelsea win at Goodison in 2006 and a 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge three years later stand out. Tim Cahill’s […]
If he were to sum up his three-season spell as Everton manager in one word, Roberto Martinez might plump for “phenomenal”. Evertonians feeling embittered by a failure to build on a great deal of promise might go for something shorter and blunter. “Entertaining” is a fair compromise, one neutrals would certainly agree with. The Spaniard […]
Is it possible to fall in love with a foot? In a plutonic way, not the weird way. Can you feel an affection for one anatomical feature which has brought you much joy, an affection you may not even afford some family members? The point is, I love Leighton Baines’ left foot. And I’m sure […]
Chicoazul previews Everton v Chelsea
Chicoazul previews Chelsea v Everton
A tactical breakdown of Everton v Chelsea
Hello again. Did you miss me? More importantly…did you miss them? The international break is normally a time in which the fume settles and Everton’s former sins are slowly absolved because, let’s face it, even the really shite performances are better than watching England. However, there wasn’t really much need to forgive and forget this time […]
John Stones is boss. Who would you swap him for?
“It’s the derby, which is so much more. In September I asked for a bit of magic and Phil Jagielka popped up with just that. Dare we ask for more? To win this one would be…phenomenal. Let’s bring the house down Everton. It’s derby day.” That’s how I concluded the preview for the Merseyside derby. […]
Jose Mourinho appointed himself Chelsea’s messiah, although Avram Grant and Roberto di Matteo steered them to the Champions League final, so figure that out for yourself.