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Chelsea grateful to Willian as injury-time goal does for battling Everton

As auditions go, this was not the ideal way for David Unsworth to state his credentials for the vacant role of Everton manager given it fell short of his own requirement that the successor to Ronald Koeman has to be a winner. Everton lost to Chelsea for a fourth time in succession and in the process departed the Carabao Cup at the fourth-round stage, yet there was also much encouragement for the caretaker and for everyone else who had travelled from Merseyside to take from this encounter.

The visitors played with the type of vigour and intent that had been so lacking under Koeman prior to his dismissal on Monday, with young players rarely trusted under the Dutchman impressing, particularly during a second half in which Everton dominated and created enough chances to cancel out Antonio Rüdiger’s opener. They did finally score through Dominic Calvert-Lewin, but only after Willian had got another for Chelsea.

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