Everton face an anxious wait on the seriousness of an injury sustained by Jarrad Branthwaite during this evening’s terrible loss to Chelsea.
Sean Dyche was left to count the cost of more than just Everton’s significant hole in goal difference and team morale following their 6-0 thrashing at the hands of Chelsea, with three players suffering injuries that will rule them out of next Sunday’s crucial game against Nottingham Forest.

The Blues were six goals ahead of Forest going into this evening’s game at Stamford Bridge, but that potentially valuable lead was wiped out by one of Everton’s worst defensive performances in Premier League history.

Cole Palmer assisted himself to four goals

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In the meantime, Jarrad Branthwaite hobbled off with an unidentified ailment, which Dyche and his team hope is minor.

Dyche accurately described it to evertontv as “a terrible defeat, probably the worst of my career.” That was just a bad night.

“We came here with big hopes of taking them on. Surprisingly, we really started the game well, which was precisely what we wanted to do: make them uncomfortable. We had an opportunity in the opening minute.

“We can’t defend like that. The defending lacked fight, detail, hard yards, and tackling. It was like playing shadow football for their goals, which was way off the target.

“The players know I focus on two presses—you

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