EFL | Chelsea down Everton 2-1; West Ham stun Spurs in remarkable second-half turn around

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EFL | Chelsea down Everton 2-1; West Ham stun Spurs in remarkable second-half turn around

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Chelsea booked their place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Everton at Stamford Bridge. In another match, West Ham scored three times in 15 minutes after coming from two goals down at half-time to get the better of Tottenham Hotspur and reach the quarter-finals.

Chelsea 2 - 1 Everton

The first match of David Unsworth as Everton's caretaker manager started with a gloomy 2-1 defeat at Chelsea in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.Though the visitors started with a vastly-changed team from the side that lost 5-2 last weekend, Everton played with confidence and valour. However, they couldn't sustain the momentum and eventually lost the grip following Antonio Rudiger and Willian's goals.

Chelsea were successful in not giving Everton any room in the first half and led through Rudiger's looping header. However, the Toffees put up a determined performance after the break as Kevin Mirallas had a shot well saved and Ademola Lookman hit the bar. The hosts doubled their lead when Willian drilled a superb low finish home in stoppage time and although Dominic Calvert-Lewin netted a consolation goal for Everton almost instantly, the Blues scampered home with a 2-1 victory.

With the victory, Chelsea secured their place in the last eight of the Carabao Cup and will learn their last-eight opponents when the draw is made today.

Tottenham Hotspur 2 - 3 West Ham United

Spurs decided to rest Harry Kane for the midweek game and were still leading by two comfortable goals in the first half itself, thanks to the efforts from Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli. However, West Ham produced a stirring second-half fightback, scoring three times in a breathtakng 15-minute spell to complete a remarkable turnaround against the London rivals. The win provides their under-fire manager Slaven Bilic a timely boost, who had gambled by making nine changes to the side, which was thumped 3-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion on Friday. 

West Ham conceded their first goal just after five minutes as a high defensive line was exploited by Son Heung-Min's pass through to Moussa Sissoko to guide home. The score was doubled for the second-placed Premier League side when Dele Alli curled in a deflected close-range shot before half-time from the edge of the box, following a neat build-up play by Son. However, Hammers' striker Andre Ayew netted twice from close range and Angelo Ogbonna scored the third from a corner to complete the unlikely turnaround.

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