Everton vs Chelsea final score: Pickford, Richarlison, fans light up Goodison


Jordan Pickford stood on his head and Richarlison scored as Everton collected a massive 1-0 win over Chelsea to keep its Premier League safety hopes alive on Sunday at Goodison Park.

Frank Lampard defied his former club to get three huge points, boosting 18th-place Everton to 32 points with a match-in-hand on Burnley and Leeds (34 points each).

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The Everton faithful lined the streets before the game, sending blue smoke around the team bus and setting the stage for a memorable day.

Chelsea stands on 66 points and have just cracked opened the door to third place. If Arsenal beats West Ham, the Gunners are three points back. Spurs are five behind the Blues.


Everton vs Chelsea final score, stats

Everton 1, Chelsea 0

Scorer: Richarlison (46′)

Shot attempts: Everton 9, Chelsea 17

Shots on goal: Everton 4, Chelsea 5

Possession: Everton 22, Chelsea 78

Three things we learned from Everton vs Chelsea

1. A whole club wins, celebrates: From the moment Everton’s bus pulled into the stadium to plumes of blue smoke, there was no question the players would show up to play Chelsea… but putting in a shift against Chelsea can still end in a loss on any day. The stadium was electric and rose and fell with each passage of play. The goal that put Everton ahead sent the place into delirium and even late offside calls against Chelsea drew loud cheers from the crowd, which celebrated with vigor at the final whistle. What does it mean?

2. Lampard doesn’t stand down: The Toffees were the subject of laughter when Liverpool tore apart their anti-possession derby plans, and Frank Lampard accused of cowardice for potentially going down while going down to a hated rival. But that did not stop Lampard from using the same basic plan against Chelsea and, thanks to Pickford and opportunistic Demarai Gray and Richarlison, delivering a big win. Everton only had 22 percent of the ball and the figure was 17 percent in the second half as Chelsea fought to get back into it. But the Toffees stood firm.

3. Chelsea opens the door: Remember the stress that’s been around this club since Roman Abramovich had to step away from the club and know that it’s not out-of-the-question that Chelsea finishes outside the top four. The Blues play Wolves, Leeds, Leicester City, and Watford and Tottenham and Arsenal can’t take three points off each other — so it’s unlikely — but the FA Cup finalists have made a foregone conclusion a somewhat rational question.

Man of the Match: Jordan Pickford — The England goalkeeper has been better for country than club and was mocked by Alisson Becker last week for his time-wasting in the Merseyside derby, so his emotional release during and after a stunning showing against Chelsea was understandable. Richarlison’s first-half goal might’ve been why the Toffees got the three points but they might still lose by three without their keeper. Pickford was off the charts with many of his five saves coming late and in fine fashion.

Gray, Richarlison steal a lead

Jordan Pickford. What a day.

Canada clinches first World Cup berth since 1986 in front of raucous crowd

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Canada became the first CONCACAF team to qualify for the 2022 World Cup when they beat Jamaica 4-0 on Sunday at BMO Field, clinching their place in Qatar with style in front of a raucous crowd.

The home stadium carried the feel of a coronation as Jamaica traveled a much-weakened side, but there are no givens in CONCACAF as the USMNT proved at Couva in 2017.

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Cyle Larin took a superb through ball from Stephen Eustaquio and slipped the ball past Andre Blake to give Canada a lead after just 13 minutes and the Reggae Boyz never looked much like finding an equalizer let alone multiple goals.

A late first-half goal from Tajon Buchanan put it to rest even before a second-half strike from Junior Hoilett and Jamaica own goal hit the scoreboard, as a draw would’ve done the trick: Canada was going to its first World Cup in 36 years, and clinching their place before the USMNT and Mexico.

Jamaica entered the match with a win and five draws in 12 Octagonal matches, but Sunday’s squad wouldn’t deliver too many points in qualifying. Players like Michail Antonio, Kemar Lawrence, and Bobby Decordova-Reid were not called into camp.

Canada will now look to its second World Cup — and first World Cup goal and win — having gone 0-3 and finishing dead last at the 1986 tournament in Mexico.

Uncertainty swirls around Chelsea, future ‘day to day’


Chelsea have played in their first home game since owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government, and there is even more uncertainty swirling around their future.

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The Blues took on Newcastle at Stamford Bridge and the away fans taunted Chelsea’s supporters with chants about money and the wealth of their owners, as Chelsea are currently unable to buy and sell players, offer new contracts and sell any merchandise of new tickets as revenue cannot be generated.

Chelsea have been impacted massively by the UK government freezing Abramovich’s assets and placing severe restrictions on the finances of the club, as any sale of Chelsea will now have to be sanctioned by the government who have issued Chelsea a short-term licence to continue playing games until May 31, 2022.

Our Premier League Insider David Ornstein is reporting that Chelsea face a very serious financial situation in the short-term as they need a new owner ASAP to help them move on from Abramovich.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel and technical director Petr Cech both spoke to our partners in the UK at Sky Sports before the Newcastle game and both painted a very similar picture of the current situation at Chelsea: everything is uncertain.

How are Chelsea players, staff responding?

Asked whether or not Chelsea had the funds to pay players and staff for the rest of the season, Cech simply said ‘we hope so’ and added that ‘this is a day to day situation.’

Cech was subdued throughout his interview and tried to hammer home that club staff are doing all they can to try and carry on as normal despite all of the uncertainty around the potential sale.

Thomas Tuchel added that the current uncertainty around the club is leaving them in a ‘very uncomfortable’ position.

What have the fans been saying?

There appeared to be very limited chants of Roman Abramovich’s name at Stamford Bridge, which is in stark contrast to their win at Norwich City in midweek as his name was sung loudly from the away end at Carrow Road.

Before and during the game Newcastle’s fans sang ‘we’re richer than you’ to the Chelsea supporters, as they hailed their new Saudi Arabian owners.

Inside the stadium was a largely subdued atmosphere throughout from the home fans at Chelsea.

Outside Stamford Bridge plenty of Chelsea fans were calling for the UK government to not punish the club as part of the sanctions on Abramovich.

Tyler Adams: USMNT working hard to work hard, erase entitlement mentality (video)


Tyler Adams knows he’s part of a generation of United States men’s national team players with unprecedented pedigree and massive potential.

That potential goes beyond talent and throughout the sport, which will head to the United States, Canada, and Mexico for the 2026 World Cup.

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And it’s not lost on RB Leipzig midfielder Adams that big wins over Mexico for two trophies and a table-spot currently on pace for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and just steps in that direction.

“We’re still going through a huge learning curve and we have to be patient in that process but we’re continuing to check things off,” Adams told Men in Blazers’ Roger Bennett in an exclusive interview that aired this week.

“Qualifying for World Cup is the first on our list and that’s step-by-step, game-by-game mentality, we can’t get ahead of ourselves, and then hopefully going to Qatar and hopefully making some waves there before hopefully making major waves at the 2026 World Cup. … Always in your mind, whenever you can play a World Cup on home soil and to have my family in the stands at all my World Cup games, it’s something that I wouldn’t have ever believed is possible.”

Adams, who has captained the USMNT seven times in his 22 caps, also delved into what he thinks went wrong with the American men’s team in the past.

After discussing the pay-to-play woes of United States soccer, Adams acknowledged that a sense of entitlement had bled into the red, white, and blue.

“Sometimes we’ve had the mentality that something’s going to be handed to us and we don’t have to fight for it but I think it’s in the U.S. DNA to work hard for things,” Adams said. “That’s why I find it contradicting because when you watch the U.S. Soccer programs play, we’ve always built our game on hard work and grinding it out and that’s something we’re trying to bring back.”

Everything you need for Premier League Fan Fest in LA


The Premier League Fan Fest is back and it will take center stage in LA at the world-famous Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this weekend.

California, here we come!

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This is the sixth Fan Fest event put on by NBC Sports and the Premier League and it’s the first on the West Coast, and first since December 2019, as fans will be treated to a soccer spectacular, with doors opening at 3:30 a.m. local time on Saturday October 23 and Sunday October 24.

West Coast folks will create an incredible atmosphere as they are used to waking up super early each and every weekend to show their love for the Premier League.

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Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle, Robbie Mustoe and Tim Howard will all be on-site in LA on Saturday and Sunday to host our Premier League Mornings Live show at 4 a.m. on location outside the Coliseum, as the Premier League trophy, tons of special guests and plenty of club mascots will be there with us too.

With thousands of fans in attendance in LA to watch the Premier League outside the Coliseum as the sun comes up, this will truly be a Once in a Lifetime experience.

Speaking of that, make sure to enter our Once in a Lifetime competition for your chance to win a truly amazing selection of prizes, including a VIP trip for 2 to a future Premier League Fan Fest.

Below is everything you need to know ahead of the two-day Premier League Fan Fest extravaganza in Los Angeles this weekend.

Special guests will dazzle in LA

Our Premier League studio team will be joined by several special guests throughout the festival including Premier League all-time leading goal scorer Alan Shearer, who said:

“I can’t wait to join Premier League fans on the West Coast. I know from my previous visits to the U.S. that football fans are incredibly passionate, getting up early in the morning to follow their favorite clubs. It will be a fantastic event in a really great setting, so I look forward to meeting fans out there and watching the weekend’s matches together.”

Former Watford captain and USMNT defender Jay DeMerit and actor Brendan Hunt, who plays “Coach Beard” on Ted Lasso, are also among the famous faces attending the event.

In addition, actor Matthew Lewis, who is a Leeds United supporter, will be in attendance to catch up with fans and get involved in some of the free activities.

The Men in Blazers, Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, will make a special appearance at the Los Angeles Coliseum with a live segment on NBCSN’s coverage this Saturday. It was recently announced The Men in Blazers will return to NBC Sports for their eighth season.

Telemundo Deportes – the exclusive Spanish language home of the Premier League in the U.S. – will be on-site with Ana Jurka.

What else can you expect on-site?

Among the many on-site activities at the Coliseum, Peacock will challenge fans to test their soccer and kicking skills on different goals with a chance to win prizes, and will have coffee trucks stationed throughout Fan Fest to provide an early-morning boost as supporters “wake up with Premier League Mornings.”

In addition, Peacock Premium subscribers will receive special fast pass access into Fan Fest.

This weekend’s event features live action from nine Premier League fixtures across five match windows on the networks of NBCUniversal and Peacock, concluding with Manchester United v. Liverpool on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo.

The Premier League Mornings Live event is being held outdoors and under the iconic peristyle end of the Coliseum beneath the Olympic torch. It is a fully vaccinated event and fans can find the latest COVID safety protocols, here.

Viewers across the country can share in the fun by checking in on social media using #MyPLMorning wherever they are watching. Select viewer photos will be featured on air throughout the weekend.

Premier League schedule, how to watch, start times

All games kick off at 10am ET unless otherwise stated

Matchweek 9

Friday 22 October

3pm: Arsenal v Aston Villa – NBCSN

Saturday 23 October

7:30am: Chelsea v Norwich City – NBCSN
Crystal Palace v Newcastle – Peacock Premium
Everton v Watford – USA Network
Leeds v Wolves – NBCSN
Southampton v Burnley – Peacock Premium
12:30pm: Brighton v Man City – NBC

Sunday 24 October

9am: Brentford v Leicester City – Peacock Premium
9am: West Ham v Spurs – NBCSN
11:30am: Man Utd v Liverpool – NBCSN