Everton Under-23s boss David Unsworth said his side delivered a complete team performance after the young Blues beat reigning Premier League 2 champions Chelsea 2-0 at Southport FC on Sunday.
Well-taken second-half goals from Ellis Simms and Tyler Onyango secured victory for the Toffees, who move up to seventh in the table and within two points of third-placed Chelsea.
Every member of Unsworth’s side made a tangible contribution towards a tremendous win - and the Blues manager paid tribute to the quality, hunger and application of his players.
Several of Everton's young talents now head off on international duty, with the Under-23s back in action on Friday 20 November against Arsenal.
“It was a great performance against Chelsea, probably the best we’ve played all season,” Unsworth enthused.
“Every department, every unit, every player gave their maximum in terms of effort and desire.
"Our game plan was fantastic and we got the goals at great times.
“It was a perfect game for us and it had to be because Chelsea are a top team but we’ve turned them over, and quite convincingly in my opinion.
“It’s a tough league this year but we’re a good team and when we play like that not many will beat us.”
Pictured: Tyler Onyango celebrates after netting Everton's second goal against Chelsea.