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September 14, 2013 5:30 PM BST
Goodison Park — Liverpool
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 36034‎
 
45+1′ Steven Naismith
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Everton 1-0 Chelsea

Steven Naismith's header secured a first victory for Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park and a first Premier League defeat for Jose Mourinho since his return

By Gary Maiden at Goodison Park

  • Tim Howard
    39
    8
    3.50

    Tim Howard

    Made up for his early blunder with some top draw reflex stops. Another clean sheet for the American.

  • Leighton Baines
    49
    2
    3.50

    Leighton Baines

    A quiet game by his standards. Partly due to most of Everton's play going down the right. Grew into the game in the second half and was unlucky not to add a second when his free kick rattled the crossbar.

  • Phil Jagielka
    35
    3
    3.50

    Phil Jagielka

    Solid as ever. The England international made some heroic last ditch challenges in what was very much a captain's performance.

  • Sylvain Distin
    29
    4
    3.50

    Sylvain Distin

    Defies his advancing years with his raw power and pace. Used his speed to expertly to halt and Chelsea attacks.

  • Gareth Barry
    47
    6
    3.50

    Gareth Barry

    Signed by Martinez to speed up Everton's build up play and did exactly that. Looked assured in possession and has every right to be very pleased with his debut performance. Made a superb goal-line block to deny Eto'o.

  • Ross Barkley
    47
    4
    3.50

    Ross Barkley

    A genuine key player for Everton this season. The majority of the home sides attacks were inspired by the 19-year-old. Always looking for the incisive pass.

  • Leon Osman
    27
    4
    3.00

    Leon Osman

    Some fancy footwork set up some free flowing attacks and wasn't afraid to get stuck in when required. Linked up well with Barry.

  • Seamus Coleman
    33
    3
    3.50

    Seamus Coleman

    As keen as ever to get forward and did well to handle the threat posed by Hazard. His cross produced the goal.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    41
    5
    3.00

    Nikica Jelavic

    Did very well to keep the ball in play to assist Naismith's goal. Struggled to hold the ball up at times and often looked isolated up top. Replaced with 20 minutes to play.

  • Kevin Mirallas
    45
    5
    3.00

    Kevin Mirallas

    Looked dangerous on the counter. Drifted in and out of the game and pushed further up front in the latter stages. Excited the crowd with willing running as the game reached a climax.

  • Steven Naismith
    55
    4
    4.00

    Steven Naismith Top of the Match

    Starting to look like the player David Moyes signed from Rangers. Wanted the ball in difficult situations and capped off a promising display with a goal.

Substitutions

  • John Stones
    15
    4

    John Stones

    Came on with minutes to play.

  • James McCarthy
    30
    3
    3.00

    James McCarthy

    Replaced Jelavic with 20 minutes remaining. Always wanted the ball and made the opposition aware of his presence with some big challenges.

  • Gerard Deulofeu
    34
    5

    Gerard Deulofeu

    Came on too late to influence.

  • Petr Cech
    40
    39
    3.00

    Petr Cech

    Helpless to prevent the goal and had little else to do all match.

  • Branislav Ivanovic
    47
    39
    3.00

    Branislav Ivanovic

    Got forward as often as he could and dealt with Mirallas well. Showed good strength and composure when in possession.

  • Ashley Cole
    32
    52
    3.00

    Ashley Cole

    Replaced mid way through the second half for Torres as Mourinho pressed for the equaliser. Given a difficult evening by Coleman.

  • David Luiz
    47
    45
    3.00

    David Luiz

    The Brazilian defender spent the majority of the evening playing as a deep-lying midfielder. Involved in a controversial decision deep into the second half and was perhaps lucky to remain on the field.

  • John Terry
    49
    45
    3.50

    John Terry

    Rarely put a foot wrong and organised his defence well. Dependable as ever and unlucky to be on the losing side.

  • Ramires
    57
    39
    3.50

    Ramires

    Seemed to relish the midfield battle and looked dangerous on the counter. Forced some good saves from Howard.

  • John Obi Mikel
    56
    96
    2.00

    John Obi Mikel Flop of the Match

    The game often seemed to pass him by. Struggled with the advancing runs of Barkley.

  • Eden Hazard
    33
    75
    2.50

    Eden Hazard

    Kept relatively quiet by Coleman all evening and will be disappointed not to have been more involved with play.

  • Juan Mata
    41
    70
    3.00

    Juan Mata

    Began the game with some promise and was key in everything that Chelsea did. Strangely replaced on the hour mark and seems out of favour with Mourinho.

  • Andre Schürrle
    53
    59
    3.00

    Andre Schürrle

    Could have scored on several occasions and on another day perhaps would have done. Looked lively throughout.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    34
    106
    2.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    A very quiet debut for the Cameroon international. Missed Chelsea's best effort of the game in the first half and struggled thereafter.

Substitutions

  • Frank Lampard
    22
    61
    3.00

    Frank Lampard

    Replaced Schurrle early in the second half. Often involved in Chelsea's play but rarely troubled a solid defence.

  • Oscar
    42
    48
    2.50

    Oscar

    Entered the field early in the second half and was a passenger for the entirety.

  • Fernando Torres
    71
    43
    2.50

    Fernando Torres

    Looked eager to silence his boo boys but was another player to drift in and out of the game for the visitors. Will want to do more to pressure Eto'o.

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