Five Great Wins Against Chelsea

by Mike Taylor

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Everton welcome Chelsea to Goodison Park on Sunday looking to make it nine consecutive home wins.
Ahead of the 176th meeting between the two sides, we have put together a montage of previous Premier League clashes (above, or in the ‘Video’ section of the App) and looked further back through the archives (below) to pick out a few more memorable victories over the Londoners at Goodison Park…

Everton 7-2 Chelsea, 14 November 1931


After scoring an astonishing 17 goals in their previous two home games, Thomas McIntosh’s Blues continued their scintillating form at Goodison Park. 

Dixie Dean, who had netted seven goals in those two aforementioned fixtures, managed another five in this contest, with Jimmy Stein and Tommy Johnson also registering on the scoresheet.

The incredible run continued the next time the Toffees returned to home soil, with a 9-2 demolition of Leicester City. Dixie only managed four that day!

Everton went on to secure the fourth league title in their history at the end of the season.

Everton 6-0 Chelsea, 29 April 1978


In six successive seasons, Bob Latchford topped Everton's Club goalscoring charts, but it was the 1977/78 season, when he topped the nation's scoring charts, that Latchford really fired the public imagination.

Concerned by the apparent demise of out-and-out goalscorers, a national newspaper offered a £10,000 prize to the first man to score 30 League goals in a single season.

The previous man to reach such a daunting total had been Manchester City's Francis Lee - seven years previously - who included a record 13 penalty kicks in his haul.

Aided by the precise crossing skills of Dave Thomas, Latchford reached that total on 29 April 1978.

A last-day-of-the-season double against Chelsea secured the prize - with almost perfect timing - just seven days short of the 50th anniversary of Dixie Dean's 60-goal milestone.

His goals that afternoon came from a sharp header, and a penalty kick he had recently been given the responsibility for in a bid to reach the 30-goal target.

Billy Wright, Martin Dobson, Mick Lyons and Neil Robinson were also on the scoresheet.

Everton 3-1 Chelsea, 18 January 1998 


Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the Toffees were subdued in the first half and fell behind as Tore Andre Flo capitalised on Slaven Bilic’s defensive error to fire Chelsea into the lead.

But Howard Kendall’s side responded via Gary Speed, who slammed home from a narrow angle after Mickael Madar’s header was blocked by Frank Sinclair, before the half-time interval.

And Everton came flying out of the blocks in the second period, with Duncan Ferguson heading home Nick Barmby’s corner to give the hosts the lead and, after a free-flowing team move, Chelsea’s Michael Duberry converted into his own net to ensure an important three points.

Everton 1-0 Chelsea, 22 May 2011


Jermaine Beckford’s wonderful solo goal gave 10-man Everton victory over Chelsea on the final day of the 2011/12 campaign. 

The striker ran more than half the length of the pitch before coolly chipping over goalkeeper Petr Cech in the 74th minute. 

The Toffees were forced to play most of the second half with 10 men after Seamus Coleman was sent off after what was deemed a second bookable offence.

Shortly after the result, the visitors issued a statement announcing they had parted company with manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Everton 3-1 Chelsea, 12 September 2015


Steven Naismith scored a ‘perfect’ hat-trick to down Chelsea at Goodison Park.

Naismith came on for the injured Muhamed Besic after nine minutes and headed in Brendan Galloway's cross eight minutes later to give the Blues an early lead.

He then rifled home a long-range, left-footed strike into the corner to double his tally for the afternoon, before Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic pulled one back with a 30-yard effort.

But Naismith had the final say by slotting home, right-footed from an acute angle to earn the hosts a thoroughly-deserved victory.

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