Chelsea suffered a 2-0 defeat against Everton in their Premier League match at Goodison Park on Sunday, December 10, 2023, marking their second consecutive loss.
Following a 2-1 defeat against Manchester United on Wednesday, Chelsea aimed to rebound with a victory in Liverpool but ended up leaving empty-handed.
30-year-old Mali midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure broke the deadlock in the 54th minute, capitalizing on a rebound after visiting goalkeeper Robert Sanchez parried Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s strike in a one-on-one situation.
Lewis Dobbin secured all three points for the hosts by doubling their advantage in stoppage time, just six minutes after replacing Jack Harrison.
The winger smashed a low shot into the net after Sanchez had punched away a corner kick, and the ball fell directly to the 20-year-old, who wasted no time scoring.
This marks Chelsea’s second consecutive loss, following their defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
The Blues have now lost seven matches in the 2023/24 Premier League season, which spans 16 rounds.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team currently occupies the 12th position with 19 points, having scored and conceded an equal number of goals – 26.
Meanwhile, Everton, who faced a ten-point deduction for breaching Premier League financial sustainability rules, are positioned 17th with 13 points. They maintain a four-point lead over the relegation zone.
In other matches of the day, Manchester City rallied from a goal down to win 2-1 at Luton Town as Fulham thrashed West Ham United 5-0.