This was a crucial match for the Blues as they were looking to get their season back on track after an embarrassing start to their campaign but Everton came in this match with high confidence and the Stones saga had really set the stage for an entertaining match.
Here are the five key talking points from the game.
For Everton, a super-sub by Roberto Martinez and Steven Naismith was undoubtedly their best player on the field scoring hat-trick, after being brought on for Muhamed Besic early in the match. Minutes after he came, he headed in a goal from Galloway’s cross and then scored through low driven shot from 20 yards to make it 2-0. Eventually he completed his hat-trick in 2nd half. For Chelsea, Nemanja Matic was the one who did his job well and his thunderous strike from 30 yards, which beat Howard was the only goal from the visitors. Matic did well to break the play alongside Mikel.