Thanks chaps.

Shame the mix hasn't delivered as it was an interesting concept.

I assumed it was in safe hands.

Shocking.

ricky b wrote:

Sturridge is going in the dream team as of today - it's the only way to guarantee he stops scoring.

Works every time.

Never had a problem with Rafa tbh - Did a great job for us under tough conditions.

Some of our fans are embarrasing, at times. Shocking atmosphere again tonight.

smallman1 wrote:

Eden Hazard is so far away from both Ronaldo and Messi it's ridiculous.

Probably the worst I've seen him play tonight.

chromosome_junction wrote:

sulky cunt

I'd still have Ronnie over Messi though, best player of our generation IMO - and he seems to be getting better.

Dermo wrote:

Ronald's last goal tonight was immense.

Wasn't it just.

Jesus Christ.

Although not a huge gamer by any means, I can't remember so much hype over a game before - seems like it's going to live up to expectation though.

Opted for the Madrid game tonight, pleasure to watch. Can't see anyone getting near them this season with that attacking firepower.

Ronaldo hat-trick, again.

21 hat-tricks for Madrid now... crazy.

Looks amazing.

Nice to see a couple of Chelsea rejects doing the business for the Dippers last night.

Sturridge is going in the dream team as of today - it's the only way to guarantee he stops scoring.

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Game's gone mad.

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Big Fella wrote:

What a load of bollix.

Was about to respond to your reply that went along the lines of "if there was such a thing as an expected result there wouldn't be such thing as a bookmaker", but I see you've quickly deleted it.

The one you've settled on is much better though.

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Dermo wrote:

At least explain why you think Everton at home, a top 6 side weren't expected to beat Chelsea

Wouldn't put cash on them being top 6 this season though mate.

Ok, I get the bit about Everton at home - Goodison can be a bit of a fortress and is a tough place to go for any side.

But, they'd drawn their first three league games (against Norwich, West Brom, and Cardiff) so were hardly firing on all cylinders. Chelsea were unbeaten in their last 14 PL games. With the investments made over the summer (our bench cost around £130m) we'd have been looking for a draw at the very least against a now (arguably) weaker Fellaini-less Everton... IMHO, of course.

Some post match bits:

The Guardian wrote:

"Everton gained their first win of the season at the expense of Chelsea, unexpectedly inflicting a first league defeat since José Mourinho's return".

The Standard wrote:

"Mourinho demands killer instinct from misfiring Chelsea after Everton shock".

The Independent wrote:

"Everton gained their first win of the season at the expense of Jose Mourinho's Chelsea, unexpectedly inflicting a first league defeat".

The Express wrote:

"Roberto Martinez marked his first league victory as Everton manager by claiming a major scalp".

'Major scalp'? Bit harsh.

Not sure what the odds were but I'd wager that Chelsea were slight favourites too, so presumably the bookies weren't expecting it either.

No problem with the result... I just, erm, didn't expect it. But this is the beautiful game etc etc... Sometimes expectations aren't always met etc etc.

An Everton home win would have been a good shout.

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Pretty sure I heard Hansen mention 'scalp' last night when summarising the game... But not to worry.

Cracking result for Everton tbf.

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Grant wrote:
ricky wrote:

Didn't actually say we were a 'massive club', either. I couldn't give a shit if we're a 'massive club' or not.

You wouldn't be supporting Chelsea if they weren't a big club.

Hey, that's bang out of order Grant.

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Unbroken1 wrote:

...massive, massive scalp

Steady on now.

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Dermo wrote:

I have no idea why Ricky thinks this was unexpected.

Perhaps because it wasn't expected?

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Dermo wrote:

Ricky The Reg.

I see what you've done there. Very good.

Kewell wins that one hands down - he went to Galatasaray FFS.

fadass wrote:

Trotters Independent Traders parked behind the goal.

Shit racist cunts everywhere.

Asphalt running track.

Owner bought you by mistake.

Massive club.

Sure you've won 2 in 13 visits to Goodison or something.


For a start, 'shit racist cunts everywhere' should really come AFTER 'owner bought you by mistake'.

Didn't actually say we were a 'massive club', either. I couldn't give a shit if we're a 'massive club' or not. But this was a big, unexpected win for Everton, and hats off to them.

Stay up late tonight and watch MOTD - you might learn something.

fadass wrote:
ricky b wrote:

Big scalp for Everton today.

Small club that won the lottery is now a big scalp?

That's right.