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Cole Palmer’s Four Goals Propel Chelsea to Dominant 6-0 Win Over Everton

Cole Palmer’s sensational four-goal haul powered Chelsea to a resounding 6-0 victory over Everton on Monday, placing them within touching distance of the Premier League’s top six.
The England international’s stellar performance served as a beacon of hope in what has otherwise been a disappointing campaign for the Blues, as he drew level with Manchester City striker Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot with 20 Premier League goals.
Palmer stamped his authority early in the match, completing his hat-trick within the first 30 minutes, while Nicolas Jackson also found the net before halftime.
With an emphatic win under their belts, Chelsea will enter Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against City with renewed confidence, aiming to thwart the holders’ quest for a second consecutive treble.
The defeat dealt a severe blow to Everton, who are now perilously placed just two points above the relegation zone.
The Toffees appealed against a two-point penalty for breaching Premier League sustainability rules on Monday, adding to their woes after being docked six points for another charge this season.
The battle for survival looms large for Everton, with a crucial relegation six-pointer against Nottingham Forest awaiting them on Sunday.
Manager Sean Dyche’s men will need to shore up their defense and sharpen their attack to stave off relegation and preserve their 70-year stay in the top flight.
Palmer’s stellar performance once again ignited discussions about his candidacy for the Premier League’s player of the year award. His prowess on the field has made City rue letting the 21-year-old depart for a mere £40 million ($50 million) in September.
Palmer’s breathtaking display included nutmegging Jarrad Branthwaite before orchestrating a slick one-two with Jackson and curling in a sublime goal from the edge of the box to break the deadlock.
While Everton struggled to contain Chelsea’s attacking prowess, Palmer capitalized on Jordan Pickford’s error to complete his hat-trick with a composed chip from midfield, showcasing his exceptional talent.
In addition to Palmer’s heroics, Jackson contributed to Chelsea’s commanding lead with an adept finish just before halftime, further demoralizing Everton.
The rout continued in the second half when Palmer coolly converted a penalty, making it nine out of nine successful spot-kicks this season and bringing his season tally to 25 goals across Chelsea and City colors.
Chelsea’s dominance was capped off by academy graduate Gilchrist, who wasted no time in blasting in the sixth goal after Pickford parried Ben Chilwell’s effort, sealing a comprehensive victory for the Blues.
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