What The Papers Say – March 18

The views on this page are taken from the local and national media and do not necessarily reflect the views of Everton.

Monday's newspapers feature a breadth of reaction to Everton's 2-0 victory over Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says Everton's 'fast, aggressive, energetic, inventive and clinical' second-half display was too much for Chelsea to handle, the same paper also picking up on Marco Silva insisting the Blues will work to "make it more normal for us to beat these strong sides".

Jordan Pickford is hailed in The Guardian, which credits the Everton goalkeeper's excellent display with paving the way to a victory achieved, ultimately, with a "degree of ease".

Leon Osman declared Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin "gave the Chelsea forwards a lesson in how to play the number nine position", and the former Blues' midfielder's verdict is included in a number of publications.

The Independent says Everton's second-half turnaround – when the home team upped their "tempo and urgency" – "bordered on the spectacular".

After ending Everton's 26-month wait for a win over one of the Premier League's current top-six teams, manager Silva pointed at that barren run and stated "it cannot happen again".

His assertion leads the way in the Liverpool Echo, which also reports on rumours linking Everton with a summer move for Eintracht Frankfurt's Croatia international attacker Ante Rebic.

Additionally, The Echo features ex-manager David Moyes identifying the moment he coined the People's Club phrase the Scot used at his Everton unveiling in 2002.

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