Chelsea players celebrate Diego Costa's opening goal against Everton during their Premier League match at Goodison Park in LiverpoolReuters

Chelsea came out on top at Goodison Park as they beat Everton in a nine-goal thriller, which ended with 6-3 scoreline.

A brace from Diego Costa followed by strikes from Branislav Ivanovic, Seamus Coleman (own goal), Nemanja Matic and Ramires proved to be enough, though Everton put up a very good fight, getting three goals through Kevin Mirallas, Steven Naismith and Samuel Eto'o.

The Blues opened the scoring within 35 seconds as Diego Costa latched on to a through ball from Cesc Fabregas before finding the net with a low finish past Tim Howard.

Moments later, Branislav Ivanovic doubled Chelsea lead as he eased the ball past Howard after receiving a through ball from Ramires.

Everton then started taking control of the game as they started putting pressure on the Chelsea defence.

While Sylvain Distin close range effort (from the rebound after Romelu Lukaku's header came off the post) was ruled out as offside by the referee in the 16th minute, Naismith narrowly missed the target a couple of minutes later.

Their continued pressure on the Chelsea defence finally bore fruit as Mirallas pulled one back just before the break. The Belgian drove the ball forward and sent a pass to Coleman in the right wing. The defender whipped a cross into the box and Mirallas did brilliantly as he bulleted an excellent header past Thibaut Courtois.

The second half started with the visitors again taking control of the game as they created three chances in quick succession.

However, Everton goalkeeper Howard did very well to keep his side in the game as he denied Costa and Terry in the opening stages of the second half.

Still the American shot-stopper could not hold back the Blues for long as they scored their third of the evening through a Coleman own goal.

Eden Hazard, after brilliantly dancing past the Everton defence, sent a low cross that was turned into his own net by Coleman.

The Toffees gave an immediate response by pulling another goal back through Naismith. Aiden McGeady picked up a completely unmarked Naismith in the box and the Scot did brilliantly as he smashed the ball past Courtois.

However, the hosts' joy was short-lived as Chelsea got their fourth goal of the evening in the 74th minute through Matic, who after picking up the ball near the edge of the box, fired a low effort that went in off the post.

A couple of minutes later Samuel Eto'o (who came in as a substitute for McGeady in the 71st minute) made an immediate impact as he scored against his former employers, making the score 4-3. Leighton Baines whipped a cross in from a free-kick and the Cameroonian did very well as he eased a header past Courtois.

Moments later, Chelsea again hit back as they restored their two goal advantage through Ramires. Matic sent the ball towards the Brazilian, who showed superb composure to calmly poke the ball into the net from a pretty tight angle.

Everton nearly pulled another goal back in the 81st minute when Courtois gifted the ball to Everton with a poor clearance. But Mirallas' effort, following some excellent link-up play, was superbly saved by the Belgian goalkeeper.

Finally Chelsea sealed the game by getting their sixth goal of the evening through Costa. Didier Drogba (who came in as a substitute for Fabregas in the 89th minute), after intercepting a pass from Muhamed Bešić, back heeled the ball towards Costa, who showed great composure to round up the goalkeeper and fire into the bottom corner.

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