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30th Apr, 2017 | 7:11pm

Koeman delivers Twitter verdict after Everton defeat v Chelsea

By Dominic Toner

Everton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side did well right up until the first goal they conceded against Chelsea in the Premier League defeat.

The Toffees slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park on Sunday and it was just their second home loss in the league this season.

The Merseyside club were battling with the league leaders and had a couple of chances in the first-half.

However, a sublime Pedro effort from long-range broke the deadlock int he 66th minute and the away side then took control of the game, with Gary Cahill and Willian scoring later on.

Koeman revealed on social media that he thought his side did well against Chelsea, but struggled to deal with their opponents after the opening goal.

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“Our first defeat at home in 2017. We did well until the first goal, then it became more difficult for us to create chances,” Koeman wrote on his personal Twitter account.

Everton are still guaranteed a top-seven place this season despite the loss and will be back in European competition next year.

The Toffees are now unlikely to force their way into the top-four positions, but have enjoyed a good first season under Koeman.

The Dutch manager has promoted youth and one of Everton’s standout players on Sunday was their 18-year-old midfielder Tom Davies.

In other Everton news, the club’s supporters reacted to Ross Barkley’s performance against Chelsea.

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