EVERTON 3-1 CHELSEA

Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick as Chelsea's struggles continued with a third loss in their opening five league games following a defeat at Everton.

Naismith came on for the injured Muhamed Besic early on and headed in Brendan Galloway's cross before rifling in a shot to put the Toffees 2-0 up.

Chelsea responded when Nemanja Matic scored with a superb 30-yard effort.

However, the visitors struggled for chances and Naismith slotted in a late angled strike to complete his treble.

Chelsea's tally of four points from a possible 15 means they have made their worst start to a top-flight season since 1986.

The Blues lost only three games on the way to the Premier League title last season.

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Chelsea's defensive woes


Chelsea's failed pursuit of Everton centre-back John Stones and reports they had transfer deadline day offer for Paris St Germain defender Marquinhos rejected shows where manager Jose Mourinho thinks he needs strengthen.

Mourinho chose Kurt Zouma to partner John Terry, who was back from a one-game suspension, in central defence and left Gary Cahill on the bench. He also recalled John Mikel Obi to partner Matic and reinforce the defensive side of his midfield.

But the Blues were quickly two down, while keeper Asmir Begovic - in for the injured Thibaut Courtois - was regularly called upon and made several smart saves, including to deny Arouna Kone, James McCarthy and Romelu Lukaku.

Mourinho's side have now let in 12 goals this season.

'Money can't buy you Stones'


England international Stones handed in a transfer request but Everton held on to him and he did not take long to show his mind was firmly on the job at hand.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa nutmegged him but Stones quickly turned to get the ball before the Spain international and clear the danger early on.

When Cesar Azpilicueta stole in on the right to try to haul Chelsea back into the game, Stones also got in the way of the shot to deflect it into the side-netting.

He showed a calmness and maturity beyond his 21 years and his partnership with Phil Jagielka blends youth with experience - the latter twice putting in vital tackles on Costa in dangerous situations for the home side.

Costa struggles


Costa scored seven goals in his first five league games of last season but has managed just one in the same number of matches so far during the current campaign.

He got little change from the Everton defence and was far from the marauding powerhouse of last season.

Costa may point to the limited service as playmakers Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard made little impact, with the former not having scored or assisted a goal in any of his last six league outings.

Mourinho sent on Radamel Falcao for the ineffective Pedro late on but it made little difference, with Everton the most likely scorers as they played on the counter-attack.

Man of the match - Steven Naismith


Steven Naismith
Who else? Naismith deserved the match ball after becoming the first player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Mourinho's Chelsea

'Jose under real pressure'


Former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton on Final Score: "That result was very unlike Chelsea. Jose won't be going anywhere, but you cannot afford to start the Premier League sluggishly and they have done.

"They are treading water, or really going backwards. This is the first time in his Chelsea career that he has been under real, real pressure."

The stats you need to know


  • Naismith was the sixth player to score a hat-trick after coming on as a sub in a Premier League game.
  • He also became only the fifth player to score a Premier League hat-trick against Chelsea and the first since Robin van Persie for Arsenal in October 2011.
  • This is the first time that Jose Mourinho has lost two successive Premier League games since May 2006.
  • The last time Chelsea had a worse start to a top-flight season was in 1986-87 (three points - P5 W0 D3 L2). They finished that season in 14th position.

More to follow.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Everton

  • 24 Howard
  • 23 Coleman (Funes Mori - 77' )
  • 05 Stones Booked
  • 06 Jagielka
  • 32 Galloway Booked
  • 16 McCarthy
  • 18 Barry
  • 17 Besic (Naismith - 9' )
  • 20 Barkley
  • 09 Koné (Lennon - 72' )
  • 10 Lukaku

Substitutes

  • 01 Robles
  • 11 Mirallas
  • 12 Lennon
  • 14 Naismith
  • 19 Deulofeu
  • 21 Osman
  • 25 Funes Mori

Chelsea

  • 01 Begovic
  • 02 Ivanovic
  • 05 Zouma
  • 26 Terry
  • 28 Azpilicueta Booked
  • 12 Mikel (Nunes do Nascimento - 55' )
  • 21 Matic
  • 17 Pedro (Falcao - 70' )
  • 04 Fàbregas (Willian - 74' )
  • 10 Hazard
  • 19 Diego Costa Booked

Substitutes

  • 09 Falcao
  • 16 Nunes do Nascimento
  • 18 Remy
  • 22 Willian
  • 24 Cahill
  • 27 Blackman
  • 36 Loftus-Cheek
Ref: Andre Marriner
Att: 38,311

Match Stats

Shots

14 15

On target

9 2

Corners

7 14

Fouls

12 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time
Full Time Match ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 1.
90:00 +4:05 Full time
Full Time Second Half ends, Everton 3, Chelsea 1.
90:00 +2:52 Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90:00 +2:52 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
90:00 +2:04 Booking
Booking Diego Costa (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
90:00 +2:00 Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).
90:00 +2:00 Ramiro Funes Mori (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
90:00 +0:53 Foul by Willian (Chelsea).
90:00 +0:53 Brendan Galloway (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90:00 +0:14 Kenedy (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
90:00 +0:14 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
87:19 Booking
Booking César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
87:14 Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).
87:14 Aaron Lennon (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
86:01 Booking
Booking John Stones (Everton) is shown the yellow card.
85:54 Kenedy (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
85:54 Foul by John Stones (Everton).
85:23 Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.
84:43 Foul by Willian (Chelsea).
84:43 Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
84:24 Foul by Willian (Chelsea).
84:24 Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
84:00 Attempt saved. Falcao (Chelsea) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
81:57 Goal scored
Goal! Goal! Everton 3, Chelsea 1. Steven Naismith (Everton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a through ball.
81:18 Foul by Falcao (Chelsea).
81:18 Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
80:54 Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
80:54 Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick on the left wing.
79:48 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.
79:47 Attempt blocked. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kenedy.
78:04 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Ross Barkley.
76:35 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Everton. Ramiro Funes Mori replaces Seamus Coleman because of an injury.
76:17 Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
76:17 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
75:45 Delay over. They are ready to continue.
75:11 Delay in match Seamus Coleman (Everton) because of an injury.
74:41 Attempt missed. Seamus Coleman (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
73:52 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Cesc Fàbregas.
71:31 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Everton. Aaron Lennon replaces Arouna Koné.
69:50 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by James McCarthy.
69:15 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Falcao replaces Pedro.
68:38 Corner, Everton. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.
67:27 Corner, Everton. Conceded by César Azpilicueta.
67:24 Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Naismith.
66:40 Corner, Everton. Conceded by Nemanja Matic.
64:47 Foul by Pedro (Chelsea).
64:47 Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
64:18 Booking
Booking Brendan Galloway (Everton) is shown the yellow card.
63:54 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Tim Howard.
62:47 Attempt saved. Arouna Koné (Everton) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Steven Naismith.
61:00 Attempt missed. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Arouna Koné.
59:20 Attempt missed. Kenedy (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.
57:38 Attempt saved. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gareth Barry.
56:39 Pedro (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
56:39 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
54:55 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Chelsea. Kenedy replaces John Obi Mikel.
54:29 Attempt missed. John Stones (Everton) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a cross following a corner.
54:03 Corner, Everton. Conceded by John Terry.
52:00 Delay over. They are ready to continue.
51:30 Delay in match Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) because of an injury.
50:44 Attempt blocked. Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
49:57 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Seamus Coleman.
48:52 Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
48:52 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
47:46 Diego Costa (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
47:46 Foul by Brendan Galloway (Everton).
47:16 Foul by Nemanja Matic (Chelsea).
47:16 Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
45:00
Second Half begins Everton 2, Chelsea 1.
45:00 +2:02 Half time
Half Time First Half ends, Everton 2, Chelsea 1.
45:00 +1:36 Attempt missed. Seamus Coleman (Everton) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Steven Naismith with a cross.
44:41 Attempt missed. Pedro (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
42:08 Attempt blocked. Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.
42:07 Attempt missed. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.
41:48 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Phil Jagielka.
41:20 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John Stones.
41:17 Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas.
39:54 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Gareth Barry.
39:53 Attempt blocked. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.
39:00 Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
39:00 Foul by Arouna Koné (Everton).
38:26 Offside, Chelsea. Eden Hazard tries a through ball, but Cesc Fàbregas is caught offside.
38:00 Attempt missed. John Terry (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross following a corner.
37:41 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Arouna Koné.
37:19 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Gareth Barry.
37:13 Attempt blocked. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Diego Costa.
36:11 Offside, Chelsea. Asmir Begovic tries a through ball, but Diego Costa is caught offside.
35:08 Goal scored
Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Chelsea 1. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Obi Mikel.
34:05 Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
34:05 Foul by Steven Naismith (Everton).
31:59 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Steven Naismith.
29:56 Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).
29:56 Steven Naismith (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
27:52 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
27:52 Foul by Phil Jagielka (Everton).
27:06 Pedro (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
27:06 Foul by Gareth Barry (Everton).
26:19 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Gareth Barry.
25:41 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by John Stones.
25:37 Attempt blocked. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Terry.
24:44 Foul by John Obi Mikel (Chelsea).
24:44 Ross Barkley (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
23:21 Attempt missed. Pedro (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.
21:19 Goal scored
Goal! Goal! Everton 2, Chelsea 0. Steven Naismith (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
20:27 Brendan Galloway (Everton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
20:27 Foul by Diego Costa (Chelsea).
19:25 Corner, Everton. Conceded by Asmir Begovic.
19:23 Attempt saved. James McCarthy (Everton) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ross Barkley.
18:57 Corner, Everton. Conceded by Asmir Begovic.
18:55 Attempt saved. Arouna Koné (Everton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Seamus Coleman with a cross.
16:17 Goal scored
Goal! Goal! Everton 1, Chelsea 0. Steven Naismith (Everton) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Brendan Galloway with a cross.
10:06 Attempt missed. Kurt Zouma (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.
9:28 Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.
8:32 Substitution
Substitution Substitution, Everton. Steven Naismith replaces Muhamed Besic because of an injury.
7:33 Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Everton) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
4:34 Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
4:34 Foul by Romelu Lukaku (Everton).
4:12 Delay over. They are ready to continue.
3:52 Delay in match Muhamed Besic (Everton) because of an injury.
3:14 Corner, Everton. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
0:00
First Half begins.
0:00 Lineups are announced and players are warming up.
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