Chelsea suffered a dent to their quest to finish in the top four places on the Premier League table after they were beaten 2-0 by Everton.
Merseyside giants Everton won their first home game in over two months with the win over the West Londoners and that highlights the gravity of the poor result recorded by Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri and his players.
Chelsea produced a timid second-half performance against Everton and deservedly succumbed to two goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Blues’ striker Gonzalo Higuain has been heavily criticised in the fallout of the Everton defeat and rightly so after his largely anonymous performance came early second-half substitution against the Toffees.
Higuain was expected to score the goals that would fire Chelsea to a top-four finish and Champions League football but the Argentine international has failed in that regard.
The 31-year-old joined the Blues on loan from Italian champions Juventus during the winter transfer window and he has scored just three goals in 10 appearances since his move to the club.
His goals have significantly come against the bottom two teams in the Premier League (Fulham and Huddersfield Town).
Chelsea will need to get more out of their star striker in their bid to finish the current Premier League season in the top four places.