The Nigeria international has been fantastic since Lampard took over, and he put up yet another brilliant show at Goodison Park to give his side hope
Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi put in a brilliant display at left wingback to help Everton claim a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Chelsea at Goodison Park.
The toffees continued with their fight to stay alive in the Premier League when they welcomed Chelsea to Goodison Park. Burnley’s victory at Watford on Sunday put the toffees in a precarious position.
Everton boss Frank Lampard kept his faith with Iwobi, giving the Nigerian star his sixth consecutive start.
As expected, the Blues were the dominant side, but they lacked bite in front of goal in the first half, as they failed to record a shot on goal.
However, Everton shocked the Central Londoners, as within a minute after the start of the second half, Richarlison struck. Demarai Gray capitalized on a mistake from the Chelsea defense and passed it to Richarlison, who promptly slotted the ball past Mendy to give the toffees a one-goal lead.
After conceding, Chelsea increased their tempo, but Everton kept a stealth front, blocking everything the European Champions threw their way.
Iwobi was outstanding. Despite playing as a wingback, the former Arsenal man put in a brilliant shift.
Iwobi had three clearances, one interception, two tackles, and 47 touches to cap a brilliant performance.
Chelsea threw everything, including the kitchen sink, but Everton kept them out.
The victory for Everton means that they sit two points away from safety, with a game in hand.