By Harvey Byrne

Rodney Marsh claimed after Everton’s humiliating 5-0 defeat against Chelsea that the Toffees aren’t as bad as the result suggests.

The Goodison Park outfit travelled to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, where they were ripped apart by the rampant hosts.

An Eden Hazard double alongside strikes from Marcos Alonso, Diego Costa and Pedo ensured a heavy defeat for Ronald Koeman’s team.

However, former England forward Marsh stated on his personal Twitter account that Everton were not as bad as the result, they just met a team “on fire.”

Everton are currently enduring their first poor spell of form following Koeman’s appointment in the summer.

They have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, which came at home against West Ham, who are currently battling the drop in 16th place.

However, with the club’s good start they have stayed in sixth place with a gap now forming between the top four and the rest of the Premier League.

Merseyside rivals Liverpool are placed in fourth at the moment and sit five points clear having played a game less.

Meanwhile, Everton’s Saturday opponents Chelsea are now sat at the top of the Premier League, leapfrogging Manchester City who could only manage a draw against Middlesbrough.

In other Everton news, Marouane Fellaini named this Toffees ace in his best XI.