Chelsea FC has to accept an unexpected setback in the fight for the Champions League qualification in the English Premier League. The team of team manager Thomas Tuchel surprisingly lost 0-1 (0-0) to the relegation candidate FC Everton.
The blues, in which Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Antonio Rüdiger were in the starting eleven, have at least five points ahead of fifth place in the third in the table (66 points).
The Brazilian Richarlison (46th) scored the decisive goal after a heavy mistake by Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then recorded the victory several times.
In the parallel game, Tottenham Hotspur temporarily jumped to fourth place thanks to a victory in the home game against Leicester City. Harry Kane (22nd) and Heung-Min Son (60th, 79th) scored the trace goal in 3: 1 (1: 0).
The Spurs (61 points) thus displaced FC Arsenal (60) to fifth place. However, the Gunners have the chance to pass the rival again in the London duel against Eintracht Frankfurt's European League opponent West Ham United (5.30 p.m./Sky).