Everton defeated Chelsea 2-0 courtesy of goals from Abdoulaye Doucoure and Lewis Dobbin at Goodison Park on Sunday evening.
Doucoure scored in his 100th Premier League appearance for Everton and substitute Lewis Dobbin netted a late second goal to earn a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday that inflicted a third away defeat in a row on the mid-table London club.
The first half ended goalless with Everton showing more threats and counter-pressing football against the Blues.
Upon resumption of the second half, Dwight McNeil surged forward with the ball on 54th minute, slipped a pass to Dominic Calvert-Lewin fired a shot but goalkeeper Robert Sanchez parried, Doucoure was on ground to capitalize on the rebound to give Everton the opener.
After many back and forth, pressing and counter pressing football from both sides, academy product Dobbin lashed on to a loose ball from the corner to blast home the winner for the Evertonians right at the death.
Chelsea slip to 12th in the table with 19 points from 16 games, while Everton have 13 points from 16 games. Without their 10-point deduction for financial breaches, against which they have appealed, Everton would be in 10th, four points ahead of Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Manchester City snatched victory from a losing position against Luton town at Kenilworth road on matchday 16.
Although, While being nowhere near their best, City battled back to win and are just four points off table toppers Liverpool.
Without Erling Haaland in the squad, the visitors struggled to capitalize on their possession in the first half and, aided by some fine saves from Thomas Kaminski, kept them at bay.
Elijah Adebayo leapt above everyone else to nod home the opener just before the half-time break for the opener for Luton town.
In the second half, Man City picked up where they left off and pushed the Hatters deep. Bernardo Silva curled in a superb left-footed strike just after the hour mark to equalize before Jack Grealish slotted home the decisive goal to secure the points for the champions.
At the Craven Cottage, West Ham United’s six-game unbeaten run came to an end in a humilatory fashion after surrendering to Fulham 5-0.
The Irons were unable to build on their stunning win at Tottenham Hotspur in midweek, as goals from Raúl Jiménez, Willian and Tosin Adarabioyo had the game all but won by the break.
Substitutes Harry Wilson and Carlos Vinícius scored the fourth and Fifth goal of the campaign to end the rout at Craven Cottage.
The result dashed West Ham’s hopes of making it to the top six of the log.