Everton got themselves a much-needed win over Chelsea earlier this afternoon as the Blues kept up their hopes of a top-seven finish.
The Blues have been up and down this season and after last weekend’s nightmare at Newcastle, it was important that we responded.
We did, however, struggle to really get going in the first-half and we were probably fearing the worst against Chelsea.
We stayed level, though, with the away side far from impressive and it was clear that at half-time the lads were given a bit of a kick up the backside to get going.
We started the second-half better, then, and were eventually good value for the win against the London club.
A rare start for Yerry Mina was thrown into the bargain, too, and I felt as though he had a good game – so hopefully more of that is on the way.
Let’s take a look at the reaction to his performance on Twitter…
Mina was a rock today man.
— Andrew Graves (@andrewgravess) March 17, 2019
— Greg Scott (@GregScott44) March 17, 2019
Keane and Mina double clean sheets vs Chelsea this season. Solid ???? #EFC
— The-Toffees.com (@thetoffees_com) March 17, 2019
They’ve been knocked, but thought Pickford and Mina were faultless today #EFC
— James Murphy (@MurphsJplace) March 17, 2019
DCL my MOTM. He was this side’s ignition switch today. Richarlison also a huge turnaround in the second half. Funny how getting your best attacking player on the ball leads to good things, eh? Gueye ????????. Given how little he’s played lately, thought Mina did just fine. #EFC
— Rob Vera (@TheRobVera) March 17, 2019
Yerry Mina was extremely good today. Chelsea seem to be his preferred opponent.
— American Toffee Podcast (@USAToffeePod) March 17, 2019
So you’re telling me Yerry Mina played his first game in months and single handedly kept Chelsea at bay
— Dr. Greenthumb ???? (@soymilkhola) March 17, 2019
Richarlison proved me wrong today. Also yerry mina as well
— ???? (@aleczander_99) March 17, 2019