Chelsea Thrash Everton 6-0 as Palmer Runs Riot Getty

Chelsea Thrash Everton 6-0 as Palmer Runs Riot

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Football

April 16th, 2024

Chelsea put on a dominant display at Stamford Bridge on Monday night, thrashing Everton 6-0 in a one-sided Premier League encounter. The hero of the night was undoubtedly young midfielder Cole Palmer, who bagged a remarkable four goals for the Blues.

Palmer's Masterclass

Palmer showcased his immense talent, scoring with his left foot, head, and right foot in a dazzling display. He opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a powerful strike from outside the box and followed it up with a close-range header just six minutes later.

His third goal was a moment of pure brilliance. A glaring error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford gifted Palmer possession, and the young midfielder capitalized with a sensational 35-yard lob that left Pickford stranded. This goal cemented his place in Chelsea's record books, making him the first player to score in seven consecutive home games.

Dominant Chelsea over Everton

The Blues continued their dominance throughout the first half. Nicolas Jackson added a fourth goal just before halftime, further extending Chelsea's lead. The second half saw more of the same, with Palmer converting a penalty in the 64th minute to take his tally to four for the night. Substitute Alfie Gilchrist capped off the emphatic win with his first goal for the club in stoppage time.

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Everton's Woes Continue

The result was a devastating blow for Everton, who are already facing a fight against relegation. Just hours before kick-off, the club lodged an appeal against a two-point deduction for breaching Premier League financial rules. This adds to the team's struggles, which have seen them languishing in 16th place, only two points clear of the relegation zone.

Manager Sean Dyche admitted the team was "miles off the pace" and called Monday's performance a "collective down day."

Chelsea Looking Up

This win extends their unbeaten run to eight games and sees them climb to ninth in the table, just one point behind West Ham, with two games in hand.

This match belonged to Cole Palmer. His four-goal performance not only secured a resounding victory for Chelsea, but also announced his arrival as a star in the Premier League. With his tally now at 20 goals for the season, he finds himself level with Manchester City's Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot.

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