Goals from Steven Pienaar and Denis Stracqualursi secure an impressive 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Goodison Park to send Everton back into the top half of the table.

New signing Nikica Jelavic was unable to feature having sustained to a stomach muscle injury but Pienaar, back at the club on loan after a year at Tottenham, relished being back on Merseyside and celebrated his return to Goodison Park by firing Everton ahead inside five minutes.

Stracqualursi, who proved a handful for the visiting defence – marked a hard-working performance with a first Premier League goal to double Everton´s advantage in the second half.

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