Everton player ratings vs. Chelsea: Ben Godfrey and Sigurdsson sparkle, Calvert-Lewin selfless

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton clashes with Edouard Mendy of Chelsea which leads to a penalty awarded to Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on December 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton clashes with Edouard Mendy of Chelsea which leads to a penalty awarded to Everton during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park on December 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of spectators (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images) /
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Here are the Everton player ratings against Chelsea.

Everton gave the best present to the fans as 2000 of them returned to the stadium this weekend. Thanks to a Gylfi Sigurdsson penalty, the Toffees ended Chelsea’s 17 game unbeaten record in all competitions.

In absence of James Rodriguez, Carlo Ancelotti fielded his troops in a 4-3-3 formation with Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate as left back and right back respectively. Ancelotti’s men created ample of opportunities on the goal scoring end while not making any lapses in the defensive half.

It was a performance that showed character, desire and a lot of fight. Unlike previous games, there hasn’t been any mishaps that cost the team some valuable points. This could be a real confidence booster ahead of the hectic schedule. Here are the player ratings:

Jordan Pickford – 8

An outstanding stop from a Reece James free kick. The Englishman pulled off three amazing saves in a space of two minutes in the first half. Beofre that, the Englishman had a silent game with very little to do. However, as Chelsea grew onto create chances and half a chances, Pickford’s presence was required.

The 26 year old finally held onto the clean sheet, managing only the second clean sheet of the season with the first being way back in the inaugural game of the season against Tootenham Hotspur. Pickford has really started to gather his act in the recent games and is building back the lost form. Today was another stride in the right direction.