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Sep 12, 2015 at 12.45pm UK at Goodison Park
Naismith (17', 22', 82')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Matic (36')

Player Ratings: Everton 3-1 Chelsea

Sports Mole rates the performances of the players from Everton's 3-1 win over Chelsea.

Everton secured their first home win of the season, beating Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League this afternoon.

Steven Naismith came off the bench to score his first hat-trick for the club, scoring once with each foot after opening with a header.

Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea some hope before half time, but the champions were unable to get back on level terms before Naismith added his third.

Here, Sports Mole rates the performances of the players involved.

Steven Naismith is congratulated by teammates after he completes his hat-trick against Chelsea on September 12, 2015© Getty Images


Tim Howard: It was far from a busy afternoon for the Everton keeper, who faced just two shots on target, but he did claim the ball from a couple crosses to limit Chelsea's chances. There was not much he could have done to stop Matic's effort. (6/10)


John Stones: After being the subject of transfer interest from Chelsea over the summer, Stones showed Everton why they wanted to keep him so badly with a commanding performance at the back. (8/10)

Phil Jagielka: Like Stones, the Everton captain put in a strong display, regularly halting the charge of the Chelsea players to give Howard an easy day between the posts. (8/10)

Seamus Coleman: Coleman was given the freedom to get forward, and worked well with Ross Barkley on the right flank, providing the cross for Steven Naismith's opening goal. (8/10)

Brendan Galloway: As the least experienced member of the back four, Galloway was targeted by Chelsea, but he coped well, marking Diego Costa during set pieces and keeping the Spaniard quiet. (8/10)


James McCarthy: McCarthy had moments at both ends of the pitch, helping out at the back while providing a couple of decent balls into the box. (7/10)

Muhamed Besic: Besic made one promising run into the box before pulling up with a hamstring injury and being subbed off just nine minutes into the match. (6/10)

Gareth Barry: Like McCarthy, Barry swapped from defending to attacking through the match, but did give away a couple of free kicks with some rash challenges. (6/10)

Ross Barkley: Barkley was a constant threat for Everton, providing countless crosses into the box for Lukaku and Naismith while also taking on a couple of shots himself. (8/10)


Arouna Kone: Arouna Kone was not at his best, getting into a few good positions but lacking a finishing touch, while losing the ball in midfield a couple of time. (5/10)

Romelu Lukaku: Lukaku did not get on the scoresheet against his own club, but forced a couple of saves from Begovic and helped create space for Naismith. (7/10)


Steven Naismith: Naismith played most of the match after replacing Besic just nine minutes in, scoring a perfect hat-trick to lead the home side to victory. (9/10)

Aaron Lennon: Making his second debut for the club, Lennon came on for the final 15 minutes, and had a hand in creating Naismith's third goal. (7/10)

Ramiro Funes Mori: The Argentina international also made his debut with a late appearance off the bench, and showed excellent pace getting forward as well as helping keep Chelsea out late on. (7/10)

Nemanja Matic celebrates pulling one back for Chelsea against Everton on September 12, 2015© Getty Images


Asmir Begovic: Despite letting in three goals, it was not a bad performance from Begovic, who was left exposed by his defenders too often. Pulled off a string of diving saves to keep Chelsea in the match in the first half. (7/10)


Branislav Ivanovic: Ivanovic was beaten several times by Naismith, while regularly leaving his defensive colleagues exposed to the counter-attacking hosts as he tried to get involved up front. (4/10)

Kurt Zouma: Zouma did not seem to click with central defensive colleague John Terry, but did stop some of Everton's attempts to burst into the Chelsea box. (5/10)

John Terry: John Terry returned from suspension, but made a couple of errors alongside Zouma, and could have given away a free kick inside the box when passing the ball back to Begovic. (5/10)

Cesar Azpilicueta: Everton found their way past Azpilicueta all too often, but the Spaniard did come close to scoring down the other end in the second half. (5/10)


Cesc Fabregas: Fabregas battled hard to try to get the ball into the box towards the end of the first half when Chelsea had a dominant spell, but had little impact in the second half. (6/10)

Eden Hazard: The Belgian had a few half-chances with efforts from the edge of the box as Chelsea won a string of corners, but he rarely had clear-cut opportunities. (6/10)

John Obi Mikel: Mikel got the ball forward for Matic's goal in the first half, but otherwise made few contributions for the visitors. (5/10)

Nemanja Matic: Matic scored a stunning goal to give Chelsea some hope before the break, and posed a threat with a couple of long throw-ins. (7/10)

Pedro: The summer signing ran at the Everton box constantly before being replaced in the second half, but was unable to get past John Stones. (6/10)


Diego Costa: Costa was frustrated by a lack of service up front for Chelsea, and let his temper get the better of him as he hacked down Funes Mori late on, earning himself a yellow card. (4/10)


Radamel Falcao: Falcao came off the bench while Chelsea were only a goal down, attempting to find a late equaliser, making some good runs into the box but failing to force Howard into action. (5/10)

Willian: Willian looked the most likely creator of a Chelsea equaliser late on, curling in some dangerous-looking crosses. (7/10)

Kenedy: The Brazilian teenager got a run out late on as Chelsea desperately tried to rescue something from the match, but he had few touches before the full-time whistle. (4/10)

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