Everton caretaker boss Unsworth: Next manager must be proven victor

Everton caretaker boss Unsworth: Next manager must be proven victor

Everton were eliminated in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup today by a 2-1 loss to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Everton, playing their first game under caretaker manager David Unsworth following the sacking of Ronald Koeman, delivered an improved performance but it was not enough to stop the London club.

It remains the same names on the injury list for Chelsea as N'Golo Kante, Danny Drinkwater and Victor Moses are all out but Antonio Conte could decide to field a strong side to make a real fist of the cup and to also regain some momentum which got lost in recent weeks.

The big German defender scored with a looping header at the far post from a fine deep cross by 20-year-old attacker Charly Musonda following a short corner. The Belgian crossed the ball in and Antonio Rüdiger headed it home.

Davide Zappacosta had an opportunity to add a second for Conte's chages in the first-half, however, he saw his effort hit the side-netting after being found by Willian.

Everton emerged for the second half in far more determined fashion with Jonjoe Kenny shooting just wide before Willy Caballero denied Wayne Rooney after a good ball in from Kevin Mirallas.

Caballero was called upon twice more in quick succession to deny Mirallas before a slack back-pass from Rooney almost allowed Michy Batshuayi to score a second before a desperate last-ditch clearance from Phil Jagielka.

Sarri has attracted a range of plaudits for his brand of football, nicknamed "Sarrismo", with even Pep Guardiola claiming they were "one of the best teams I have ever faced, as a player and a Coach". The Brazilian played a neat one-two with Fabregas before firing past Pickford.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin pulled one back immediately for the Toffees, but it was too little to late and the Blues advance to the next round.

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