Chelsea strengthened their position in the Premier League top four as an own goal from Ben Godfrey and a Jorginho penalty saw off Everton.
Thomas Tuchel’s impressive start to life as Chelsea head coach continued with a 2-0 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge on Monday.
The German has now overseen an unbeaten stretch of 11 games since taking over from Frank Lampard on January 26, with this result the Blues’ eighth win in that period.
Ben Godfrey’s first-half own goal put the hosts ahead before Jorginho’s penalty after the break ensured Everton’s winless run at Chelsea would stretch to 26 Premier League games.
Chelsea remain in fourth but move back to within three points of third-placed Leicester City – winners against Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend – while the Toffees are now four points further back in fifth.