Reece James (Right wingback): 7/10
James was solid in defense, winning 10 of his 11 ground duels as he rendered the duo of Lucas Digne and Richarlison relatively ineffective down Chelsea’s right flank. In attack, he was not quite up to his usual standards but all round, it was still an excellent performance from the young full back.
Jorginho (Central midfielder): 7/10
The Italian put in another impressive performance in the middle of the park as he constantly left his opposing parties chasing shadows. Typically, he brought composure to Chelsea’s play whether it was out from the back or in transition. In a moment that needed composure, Jorginho had plenty of it as he stepped up to coolly slot his penalty beyond Pickford to make life easier for his side.
Mateo Kovacic (Central Midfielder): 6.5/10
Kovacic was adjudged to have been Chelsea’s best player last season and based on the evidence of what we have seen this term, he is likely to be in the running for this year’s prize. The Croatian continues to dazzle, breezing past opposition players for fun and injecting life into attacks. The decision to make his loan move a permanent one now looks like a real masterstroke.
Marcos Alonso (Left wingback): 7.5/10
Alonso was a real thorn in Everton’s flesh throughout the entire 90 minutes. Alongside Hudson-Odoi, he was a constant threat down the left channel, pinning Alex Iwobi back for most of the game as a result. He supplied the cross which led to the first goal and could have easily gotten on the score sheet by himself but for a wonderful save by Pickford. The Spaniard is one of those to have been given a new lease of life by Tuchel and he continues to flourish in it.
N’Golo Kante 80′ (Substitute): N/A
Kante came on for the final ten minutes as Chelsea looked to see the game out but he did not have any real impact on the grand scheme of things.