Jorginho’s penalty and Ben Godfrey’s own goal gave Chelsea a 2-0 English Premier League win over Everton, extending new manager Thomas Tuchel’s unbeaten start to 11 matches and a ninth clean sheet on Monday.
The revival since Frank Lampard’s firing in January has tightened the west London club’s grip on fourth place and the final Champions League spot. Everton still has a game in hand on Chelsea, but the Merseyside club trails Tuchel’s side by four points.
Chelsea’s Kai Havertz impressed throughout the first half in the false nine role, and was unlucky to have the opening goal taken away from him. Havertz’s diversion of Marcos Alonso’s cross outfoxed goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and looked to be heading for the corner of the goal, before Godfrey’s intervention sent the ball crashing into the other side of the net in the 31st minute.
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