Everton stun Chelsea and give themselves Premier League lifeline

Everton beat Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon and in doing so dragged both Burnley and Leeds right back into the relegation dogfight. 

Richarlison scored the only goal of the game, seizing on a mistake by Chelsea captain César Azpilicueta to fire home the winner in the 46th minute. 

As you would expect with Everton, it wasn't all plain sailing. They did have nearly the whole of the 2nd half and 9 minutes of stoppage time to survive. But roared on by an inspirational crowd, and thanks to some superb Jordan Pickford saves, the Toffees held out for all 3 points.

Match highlights are below....

The 3 points still leaves Frank Lampard's side in the bottom three. But they are now just 2 points behind both Leeds and Burnley  - with a game in hand.

Put short, Everton's destiny is still in their own hands.

Leeds Back in Relegation Survival Battle

The weekend's results mean that Leeds are now right in the relegation mire. They are now the betting favourites to join Norwich and Watford in the Championship next season.

Jesse Marsch's mini revival now seems to be over. They've now only won one of their last four.

The 4-0 defeat to Man City on Saturday had an inevitable feel about it. And with fixtures against Arsenal (A) and Chelsea (H) on the horizon, things aren't looking good.

The Whites also have by far the worst goal difference of the three teams.

Relegation Battle; Goal Difference 

  • Leeds - 34
  • Everton - 20
  • Burnley - 15

Latest Premier League Relegation Betting

Back to Everton, and in the latest betting to be relegated, the Toffees are now 17/10. Leeds are favourites at 5/4, with Burnley at 23/10. Odds courtesy of Betfair.

Next up for Lampard's team is Leicester City (A) on Sunday and Watford (A) on Wednesday 11th May.

Away form has been a serious problem for Everton this season. So they will still need to overcome that obstacle if they are to stay up.

Everton Remaining Fixtures 

  • Leicester (Away) 8th May
  • Watford (Away) 11th May
  • Brentford (Home) 15th May
  • Crystal Palace (Home) 19th May
  • Arsenal (Away) 22nd May

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