Chelsea were involved in one of the most exciting Premier League matches of all time after a 6-3 win over Everton. The nine goal thriller ended in Chelsea’s favour but it would not have been surprising to see it go the other way around. Both teams had a lot of chances throughout the 90 minutes, but there was a period in the second half when things went crazy. A remarkable five goals were scored in just over 10 minutes, as both teams defended very much like a Sunday league team. Of course, this made for a much better spectacle than the matches between these two teams at Goodison Park in recent years.
However, manager Jose Mourinho was least pleased with the especially of his players. Known as a pragmatic, Mourinho is a coach who likes to win matches 1-0 rather than 4-3. Hence, it was not surprising to see him criticise his teams defending after they had allowed three goals. At the end of the pitch, Diego Costa was at his absolute best after scoring two more goals for his new club. The summer signing has taken his tally to 4 goals in just three matches, thus making the blues instantly forget Fernando Torres, who moved to Milan on a two-year loan deal just a day before the match.
“I think if the salt and pepper of football is goals then to have nine goals in a Premier League match is fantastic ingredients so I think (we saw) two teams that played the offensive way fantastically well. I know they (Everton) are a good offensive side, but to concede three goals is too much. All of them I can clearly define the mistakes, the people involved and where we failed. We were killers in attack, especially on the counter-attack, so when you come to this stadium and get three points it is a reason to be happy,” said Mourinho.