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Silva ‘proud’ of Everton after Chelsea win

Marco Silva says he is ‘proud’ of his players after Everton beat Chelsea 2-0 at Goodison Park.

After Chelsea dominated the opening period, Everton responded with a spirited second-half display, goals from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson handing Silva’s side an impressive win.

The win was Everton’s first against a top-six opponent for more than two years, and Silva admitted he was ‘proud’ of his players following their second-half response.

“I said we have to do everything different to the first half. They tried but not in the way we planned. We played forward, tried to create chances and that is our model,’’ Silva told BBC Sport.

“Everything I don’t want and the second half was everything the way I want to play. I could see a desire to win the game and we could challenge a team like Chelsea. I’m very proud of the players because of what they did in the second half.”

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