Sports Thriller: Everton succumb to a 6-3 defeat against Chelsea

Chelsea are the team to beat for the English Premier League title and it was not hard to see why they are,after their 6-3 triumph over Everton at Goodison Park.

The scoreline somehow flatters Chelsea,but it was a game they had to work extremely hard for,sitting on nervy moments before they could secure all three points.

It is now three wins in three matches for Chelsea,who have gone back top of the table with maximum points.

Everton gave a good account of themselves and would be left seething how they didn't get something out of the contest.

Opportunities came their way to grab something in the match,but they didn't take it and they were left empty-handed.

Chelsea had a terrific start to the game,ripping into Everton from the blast of the whistle for the commencement of the match.

Prior to the game,there was a cloud whether Diego Costa will start the match over an injury concern.

And the Spaniard did prove his importance to this Chelsea team at the moment,latching on to a Cesc Fabregas through ball and slotting it underneath Tim Howard for the opening goal.

It was third goal in three matches for Costa,and it took him just 36 seconds to register his name on the score sheet.

Just as Everton were recovering from going behind so early in the match,Chelsea struck again through Branislav Ivanovic who beat the offside trap to score the second goal.

It took Chelsea just three minutes to get both goals and it gave Jose Mourinho's team the ascendancy.

Chelsea have been tipped as the team to beat this season,the first five minutes justified that belief.

However credit should be given to Everton how they responded in the match going two goals behind .

Romelu Lukaku headed a corner kick on the bar but the rebound was rightly ruled out for an offside,after Slyvian Distin thought he had scored.

Everton pressed for a goal and were duly obliged when Kevin Mirallas towered high to head in Aiden McGeady's sublime cross just before the break.

If there was any team who started the second very well,it was Everton who played with pace and troubled Chelsea.

The second half produced a thrilling spectacle to behold,goals were pouring in aplenty,and both sides had a say in the game.

Eden Hazard started the goals flourish,showing good skills and flair as he forced Seamus Coleman to score an own goal.

Immediately Everton pulled one back,McGeady again setting up Steven Naismith who with his inside right foot found the net for 3-2.

Everton were encouraged to go for a leveller,but it was thwarted after Nemanja Matic extended Chelsea's lead with a well taken goal from the edge of the box.

However Everton had other ideas,Samuel Eto'o on his first appearance for Everton found the net,heading in the third goal from a Leighton Baines' free-kick to score against his former club.

The game had every body on their feet and it was turning into a goal-fest when Chelsea steered further away through Ramires who got the fifth goal for Jose Mourinho's team.

There was to be no comeback for Everton as the fifth goal punctured their confidence of turning it around.

Costa added a sixth in stoppage time after a quick counter led to John Obi Mikel setting up a clever back-heel for him to finish off.

The celebration by Mourinho for the fifth and sixth goal,showed how well they were rattled and the importance of the game to his side.

On the same that their title rivals,Manchester City dropped three points,Chelsea would look back and rejoice what a good it has been.