The Blues got through on the back of a Jorginho penalty, scored in the final few minutes of the first half. While the performance was far from convincing, fans were pleased with the 3 points, especially as a fixture at Goodison has proved to be costly for the Blues in recent times.
Blues fans were also pleased with the performances of debutants Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Marc Cucurella.
Sterling and Koulibaly started the game and impressed throughout, while Cucurella came on as a second-half substitute and quickly showed off his quality.
The chatter before the game may have been around the newly recruited trio, but in the end, it was a familiar face who ended up being the talk of the town.
Chelsea’s defensive colossus Thiago Silva proved once again that age is merely a number, as he delivered a MOTM display against Everton.
Last-ditch blocks, excellent interceptions and dominance in the air were just a few features of his incredible display, as the Brazilian picked up exactly where he left off last season.
Naturally, plenty of post-match discussions centred around the 37-year-old, including the one on Sky Sports Main Event. The panel for the evening were full of praise for the Brazilian.
Unfortunately, the broadcast was marred by a rather shocking mistake from Jamie Redknapp, which then turned into a glaring oversight by the production as a whole.
As seen in this clip, while discussing Silva’s performance, Redknapp can be heard saying, “I think he’s won 23 major honours, the one that has eluded him, is he has not won the Champions League. And that might be why he’s not in the Maldini’s, or in that bracket of (players like) Baresi.”
It didn’t take long for the clip to catch fire and go viral, and fans were quickly on the scene. Many were in disbelief that the 49-year-old had already forgotten about Silva winning the Champions League during his very first season with Chelsea.
Fans reasonably expected much better from a show broadcasted to millions around the world, and mistakes like these always come off as amateurish. The fact that no one in the studio corrected him only heightened the disappointment of fans, who were already full of criticism for the whole production.