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Join Ian Doyle and David Prentice for live pre-match build-up before we cross live to Stamford Bridge for updates from Everton reporter Phil Kirkbride and Everton editor Greg O’Keeffe as the Toffees face Chelsea.

Chelsea 1-0 Everton (Willian)

That was a blow. A real sickener of a blow.

A great performance from the Blues defensively until Gareth Barry was sent off, and moments later Willian netted in the 89th minute for the winner.

How the visitors will rue that miss from Romelu Lukaku…

Stay tuned for all the reaction from Phil Kirkbride and Greg O’Keeffe from Stamford Bridge – once they’ve stopped banging their heads on the table in the press box.

Ramires booked. There have been plenty of bookings in a game that hasn’t been dirty.

Willian goes off, Cahill comes on to help Chelsea see out the game. Do Everton have a response?

I’d like to apologise to all Evertonians for that goal. Sorry.

Chelsea 1-0 Everton (Willian 90)

Er, remember what I said earlier about hoping Everton didn’t do as last season and concede in the last minute?

It’s happened again. Tim Howard gets a good punch clear, but it drops to Willian who has a punt from 20 yards that evades three defenders and sneaks in at the near post.


Phil Kirkbride

Barry sent off for a second yellow. Everton to play the last few minutes with 10 men. Ivanovic is a lucky boy, should’ve gone for putting a head on James McCarthy, both of whom were booked.

Phil Kirkbride

And relax. It was offside. But you knew that and didn’t panic did you? No, me neither. Phew.

GOAL! Except it isn’t. Nemanja Matic has a shot and it deflects in off Branislav Ivanovic, who is in an offside position. So it’s no goal. Phew.

Phil Kirkbride

Think Martinez was trying to inform the fourth official that Hazaerd may have dived there…

This second half is dying a bit of a death, to be honest. Everton won’t mind, though. A draw is a good result.

Phil Kirkbride

Gibson and Mirallas on, Barkley and Lennon off.

Fabregas and Drogba on, Cuadrado and Remy off. Chelsea looking to crank it up.

Phil Kirkbride

That may well be THE chance.

Great save or terrible miss?!

Lukaku is found a matter of yards out by Oviedo’s low cross from the left but shoots straight at Cech. Probably a bit of both, really.

Hex klaxon

This is turning into Everton’s Premier League visit last season to Stamford Bridge, where they defended very well. Unfortunately they conceded in the very last minute. Let’s hope they avoid a repeat this time.

Phil Kirkbride

Fabregas coming on. And great save by Howard. 


For the lazy among you, here are the latest Premier League scores from elsewhere

Man Utd 2-1 Burnley, Southampton 0-0 West Ham, Stoke 1-2 Man City, Palace 0-1 Newcastle, West Brom 0-0 Swansea

Bet that West Brom game is good…

Another yellow card, this time Seamus Coleman having a tug on Eden Hazard.

Tsk. Stop laughing at the back there. We’re all adults here. Really…

Young Blues lose

The under-21s game has finished, and the young Everton side (plus Sylvain Distin) has been beaten 2-1 by Villarreal at Goodison thanks to a 74th-minute striker from the visitors.

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