Chelsea fail to lead Premier League with defeat to Everton

Gylfi Sigurdsson the moment the penalty kick was taken (Chelsea)

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Chelsea failed to lead the Premier League after suffering a defeat during the match that brought them to Everton in the competition’s 12th round.

And the home team Everton scored the only goal of the match in the 22nd minute, through a penalty kick by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

With this result, Chelsea’s score settled at 22 points in third place, while Everton’s score rose to seventh with 20 points, on goal difference from West Ham United and Southampton.

And Chelsea needed a victory in this match in order to be able to lead the league while waiting for the results of the matches, the current leaders, Tottenham Hotspur, and his direct chase Liverpool.