John Terry netted for both sides as Chelsea pulled off an escape worthy of Harry Houdini, the veteran defender equalising in the dying seconds, despite looking suspiciously offside, to atone for his 50th-minute own goal.
All the goals at Stamford Bridge came in the second half, with Chelsea battling back from 2-0 down before substitute Ramiro Funes Mori put Everton back in front as the game entered stoppage time.
Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink, whose unbeaten record remained intact, conceded that the goal looked offside: “I like always to give a fair comment on the positive side and negative side,” he told Sky Sports.
“I have watched it and I can agree.
“In the last minutes we sent our two central defenders on top and it was all or nothing, and at the end it paid off. I think the team in their effort deserved it.”
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