Last Updated: 30/08/14 7:35pm
An absolutely incredible game. A lightning start from Chelsea, a fine response from Everton, but the visitors were always ahead and pulled clear at the end. Stay with us for a full match report and all the best reaction.
Referee Moss brings a pulsating and incredible game to a conclusion. Chelsea take the points after a nine-goal extravaganza at Goodison Park.
Terry gets back to his feet before jogging to the sidelines, while Cahill has his boot back on and also has to leave the field briefly.
Eto'o bursts towards the Chelsea goal, with his low, driven strike deflected behind by an excellent sliding challenge from Terry.
Possibly the worst first touch of all time from Besic, as his attempted flick only finds Mikel, he then releases Costa, who draws Howard off his line and then slots home.
OFF THE POST!!!! Everton are inches away from scoring again, but Mirallas' deft flick comes back off the woodwork after a finger-tip save from Courtois.
Mirallas looks to get Everton back into the game but sees his long-range strike from outside the box charged down by Terry.
Ramires plays a one-two with Matic and then lifts a shot over Howard from close range with the outside of his right boot.
Superb header from Eto'o as he guides Baines' free-kick beyond Courtois' despairing dive from the edge of the box.
Chelsea now have a two-goal cushion again as Matic was given too much time and space on the edge of the box and he fired his shot between the legs of Jagielka and Distin to find the bottom corner of Howards's goal.
Ivanovic swings a cross towards Costa, but Distin is equal to it. The midfield talents of John Obi Mikel are about to be utilised by Jose Mourinho.
The unfortunate Coleman has been credited as the scorer of Chelsea's third goal, but it was all brought about by Hazard's driving run into the area.
Everton continue to press and Lukaku attempts to loft a ball to Mirallas at the back post when a pull-back to Eto'o was on. Chelsea clear their lines.
Immediate and superb response from the home side as McGeady's threaded pass finds Naismith, with Lukaku taking the Chelsea defence away, and he flicks it beyond Courtois.
Howard then goes into the book for grabbing Costa after the Chelsea forward exchanged words with Coleman as he retrieved the ball.
Hazard burst into the Everton box on the left and the ball ends up in the back of the net from an impossible angle, with a deflection from the sliding Coleman sending it beyond Howard.
Chance for Costa to put Everton under some pressure on the left of the area, but he gets the ball caught under his feet and the home side clear.
Superb challenge from Cahill, sliding on Lukaku to deny the Everton forward as he looked to race clear onto Naismith's flick.
Terry intercepts Naismith's attempted ball towards Lukaku and Courtois shows good feet to calmly clear his lines.
Too short this time from Mirallas, as he can only find the head of Ramires at the near post. Two poor corners in quick succession.
Poor kick from Mirallas. He goes deep but the long arms of Courtois sees him gather the ball. His poor clearance puts Everton back on the attack and they force another corner.
Chance for Chelsea, with Fabregas finding Costa, he holds the ball up and then plays in Ivanovic, who drills a low shot beyond Howard's near post.
Everton attempt a quick free-kick with Naismith racing through, but referee Moss brings the play back.
McCarthy feeds Naismith and he looks to bundle his way through the centre, only to be blocked by Terry.
Howard is busy again, with Matcic and Hazard feeding Costa, whose low shot from the edge of the six yard box is straight at the Everton keeper.
Terry wins the header from the resulting corner, but his effort lacks power and Howard gathers on his line.
GREAT SAVE FROM HOWARD!!! Fabregas prods the ball through to Costa, who is through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, who gets a toe to the ball to divert it behind.
Baines curls a free-kick into the Chelsea box which is met by Distin's header, which he cannot direct towards goal, but the flag has gone up for offside.
Eto'o is out warming up and he shares a quick smile and handshake with opposition sub Didier Drogba.
Mirallas plays it short to Baines, with Jagielka penalised for a high boot on Ivanovic as he heads the resulting cross clear.
Good pressing from McCarthy sees him win possession from Fabregas and force a throw deep in Chelsea territory, as play switches across the field and Baines wins a corner.
Lukaku attempts to get Everton back on terms with an early effort at the start of the second period, but fires over the top from range after a neat move.
What a match we've had here at Goodison Park. Chelsea were two goals to the good inside just three minutes, but Everton recovered well and have given themselves a real foothold back into the match with Mirallas' fine header just before the break.
Everton have certainly been getting some joy down that right flank, with McGeady's ball finding Coleman, and his superb cross then finished off by an equally excellent header from Mirallas.
Beautiful header from Mirallas to get in front of his man and glance Coleman's cross across Courtois and into the net.
A real let-off for Jagielka as he loses the ball to Matic in his own half, he feeds the ball through to Costa and the flag goes up as he rolls his attempt beyond Howard, but also against the post. Looks like he was on, this time....
McCarthy attempts a lofted pass towards Lukaku but the ball is just too strong for the striker to bring under control and Chelsea have a goal-kick. That move can on the back of some neat passing and pressure from Everton.
Ivanovic's attempted cross goes horribly wrong and ends up flying into the crowd behind Howard's goal.
Naismith's challenge on Willian deflects the ball through to Lukaku, who thinks he is in on goal, but again the flag goes up for offside.
Good possession from Everton as they work the ball from right to left then back again, before McGeady's deep cross is played back to Courtois by Willian.
McGeady clips in another cross, which loops up into the air and Courtois is out to gather above Lukaku.
Mirallas curls in a shot from the left side of the box, which looks to be arrowing towards the top corner, but the giant Courtois is quickly across to pluck it out of the air with some ease.
Mirallas is penalised for a high boot near Fabregas. The duo had clashed earlier in the half with the Everton man appearing to step on his opponents fingers as he lay on the ground.
Lukaku waits for McGeady to join him down the right flank, but Terry reads it well and slides in to win a throw for Chelsea.
The corner goes deep to the far post and causes a real scramble in the Everton area before they eventually clear their lines.
Fabregas fires in a low shot from the edge of the area which Distin sticks out a foot and deflects it wide of Howard, but also narrowly past the post.
Terry clears well under pressure from Naismith, before Coleman is penalised for crashing into Hazard near the halfway line.
McGeady goes deeper this time and finds Barry, but the whistle has already gone again as Lukaku attempts a spectacular overhead which is of more danger to Ivanovic than the ball.
Another corner for Everton, as Barry finds Lukaku, he feeds Coleman, but Hazard tracks his man and gets a tackle in.
Fabregas flights the ball into the box, but it is too close to Howard, who gathers, only to land on Baines who was under pressure from Cahill. The full-back is OK to continue, though.
Barry slides in to deny Willian and looks to have won the ball cleanly, but referee Moss awards Chelsea a free-kick some 30 yards from goal.
Coleman gets away from Azpilicueta and Hazard to burst into the box and pull a low ball back to Naismith, but his low shot on the edge of the six yard box is blocked by Cahill.
Good response from Everton to the shock of those two early goals. They have settled into the game and are now pushing Chelsea back.
Ivanovic pulls back Baines on the left, with Everton taking a quick free-kick and making further progress down the flank.
Naismith has Courtois diving low to his left with a low skidding shot from outside the box, but it flies wide of the target.
McGeady's corner is met by Lukaku's powerful header from six yards out, the ball cannons back off the bar, strikes Distin and the Everton man forces it home, but he was standing beyond the last defender. Great call by the assistant referee.
Barry attempts to find Mirallas, but overhits his pass from the centre of the field and Ivanovic sweeps up.
Ramires advances towards the Chelsea box before his touch lets him down and Everton clear. They look to counter, only to lose possession themselves.
James McCarthy catches Fabregas late midway into Chelsea's half and concedes a free kick. Perhaps lucky not to be booked for that.
Tim Howard races to the edge of his area to gather a through ball, with Chelsea claiming (correctly, as the replays show) that he was well outside his box. Lucky escape for the Everton keeper.
First real attack from Everton, with McGeady's cross headed out before Ramires clears his lines from the edge of the box.
There were just 35 seconds on the clock when Costa opened the scoring, and a mere two minutes and 15 seconds later Ivanovic had made it 2-0. Quite how Everton respond to this remains to be seen. Ruthless from the visitors.
What. A. Start. Everton are all over the place at the back as Costa's square pass is played through by Ramires and Ivanovic (who looks more than a shade offside) slots beyond Howard.
There was less than one minute on the clock when Cesc Fabregas threaded a pass through the Everton defence, with Phil Jagielka's decision to step out allowing Costa to run through and fire a low shot under Tim Howard.
Both teams are wearing black armbands in memory of the late Chelsea life president, Lord Attenborough.
Referee Jonathan Moss lifts the match ball off the plinth and it's time for the formalities of the pre-match handshakes.
John Terry and Phil Jagielka are shoulder-to-shoulder in the tunnel and ready to lead Chelsea and Everton out onto the field.
Thanks for all your comments this afternoon. Kick-off is now just five minutes away, so it's time to focus on the match.
Jordan Chappell has been in touch via Twitter to say: 'Result for Chelsea - 3-1 Costa double and Fabregas assist. Scared of Naismith and/or Eto'o though. Come on Chelsea!'
Victory for Chelsea will see them top the early Premier League table, with Swansea the current pace-setters after three wins from three and Manchester City suffering a shock home defeat at the hands of Stoke.
Neil Tinsley predicts: 'It will be Everton 3 Chelsea 2. Lukaku with two, then Eto'o with the winner.' That would be some story, Neil.
Martinez got one over Mourinho in the early stages of last season, when Everton defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Goodison Park thanks to Steven Naismith's goal. Eto'o had an afternoon to forget, as he missed several good chances on his debut for the Blues.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez confirms Samuel Eto'o is not yet fit to play 90 minutes, but expects 'he will be useful at some stage today' with the recent signing on the bench.
Don't forget that you can watch today's match exclusively live on Sky Sports 1HD, but if you can't get near a screen, then stay put for all the details from Goodison.
If you fancy having a flutter on today's clash, then our colleagues at Sky Bet have a host of markets available. Chelsea are evens favourites to win today, with Everton on offer at 3/1 and the draw a 5/2 shot.
Alan Boyes in South Africa says: 'I've been a Liverpool supporter for 50 years and, as you know, Everton are the enemy, but today, COME ON EVERTON.'
Chris Green writes: 'Many Chelsea supporters will be expecting their side to return to the capital with the three points after making a fine start to the campaign, but we must not underestimate Everton as they're a tough nut to crack on home soil. Prediction: Everton 2-2 Chelsea.'
Guy Edwards has been in touch to say: 'Need a win today at what is normally a bogey ground. Costa to notch a couple, hopefully.'
Opta stat No.5: Eden Hazard has embarked on more dribbles than any other Premier League player this season (22 - eight more than any other player).
Opta stat No.3: Everton new boy Samuel Eto'o scored nine Premier League goals for Chelsea last season, but all of them came at Stamford Bridge.
Opta stat No.2: Chelsea have conceded just nine goals in 2014, fewer than any other ever-present PL side.
Stewart MacLaren (from a warm & windy Torrevieja) says: 'Everton will draw 2-2 with Chelsea at Goodison Park this evening with good goals from Kevin Miralles & Romelu Lukaku. I hope that this match will be a fitting tribute to the late Lord Richard Attenbrough.'
First person to get in touch is Niall, who writes: 'Going for a 0-0 draw with Chelsea going down to 10 men.' Thanks, Niall, let's hope it's a bit more exciting than that, eh?
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Terry, Cahill, Ivanovic, Matic, Fabregas, Ramires, Willian, Hazard, Costa. Subs: Cech, Luis, Zouma, Drogba, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah.
Everton: Howard, Baines, Distin, Jagielka, Coleman, Barry, McCarthy, McGeady, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku. Subs: Joel, Gibson, Besic, Osman, Stones, Alcaraz, Eto'o.
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Everton hope to have former Chelsea duo Romelu Lukaku and Samuel Eto'o available, while the visitors are sweating on summer signing Diego Costa.
Team news should be with us shortly and will be published just as soon as it is announced, with both clubs having doubts over their striking options.
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