Naismith with a perfect hat-trick: header, left and right feet
A tremendous atmosphere at Goodison after the exasperating Stones saga ended in the best possible way with the brilliant young centre-back staying at Everton. Time for the Blues to underline the snub with determined performance. The game was preceded by another aerial protest: YOUR FAILURES ARE YOUR LEGACY, directed at absent Chairman Bill Kenwright.
Martinez stuck with Brendan Galloway at left back, with new defender Funes Mori on the bench and gave Besic a start but that backfired when he was crunched and forced off with a leg injury after less than 5 minutes.
Lukaku did brillinatly to collect the ball under pressure, turn and play the ball forward in a manner never been seen before.
Naismith replaced Besic after 9 minutes and the substitution was to provide Everton with a tremendous boost when a good forward ball from Barkley gave the Scottsman the opportunity to play a great ball out to Galloway on the left. It was returned with interest as Naismith scampered through the Chelsea defence to plant a brilliantly simple header past Begovic off an excellent pinpoint cross from Galloway for the perfectly timed first goal.
Another great move, this time down the right and Coleman put it on a plate for Kone, Begovic pulled off a fantastic save to be denied a certain goal. From the corner, McCarthy fired in an excellent drive that Begovic stretched to turn it past the post as the Goodison Crowd revelled in some absolutely brilliant football from Everton.
And it only goty better as Nasimith lashed an unstoppable shot across begovichh into the corner of the net to make it 2-0 with 22 minutes gome. It was another exclelent mopve with the ball being moved forwad with pace and finished in superb style.
Azpilicueta got past Kone too easily as Chelsea piled on the pressure with Stones bloking brilliantly for a corner but Everton broke with great pace through Kone but somehoe his cross to Lukaku was not converted as at seemed the big man was all set to make it 3-0.
Everton seemed to be in control but had not been able to get clasoe to the Chelsea goal again with enough pace and it was Matic who was given too much space and lashed an unstoppable shot past Howard in the 36th minute.
Chelsea attacked again and Everton's defence did just enough to deflect Costa's shot behind for a corner, the first headed behind by Kone, the second corner just over by Terry.
Chelsea were pinning the Blues back as half-time approached and the brilliant passing play had desserted them, unforced errors creeping in. More corners for Chelsea, a drive from Hazard alsmost getting diverted in. The last 10 mins of the first half were almost all Chelsea.
Chelsea tried to control the game after the break and draw Everton out but the Blues were having none of it. However, the theme of Chelsea corners resumed. Naismith seemed to release Lukaku but the ball ran away and out of play. Coleman then did well to win a corner with three defenders on him but Barkely's corner was headed over weaakly. Kenedy replaced Mikel for Chelsea.
Barkley tried to dribble in through the Chelsea backline but the ball was no longer falling that well for the Blues until Barkley did get a good ball over the top for Lukaku to run onto. However, his direct shot at Begovic was a huge disappointment. In the follow-in, Terry clearly passed back to Begovic from short range under pressure from Lukaku despite some weird acorbatics to disguise it, that fooled Marriner who denied massive calls from Everton.
Lukaku got wide right in the next attack and tried to force in at the near post but the angle was too much. Everton could then break with pace through Barkley but Lukaku was too far out wide and Kone worried about offside. At least Everton were attacking, with a shot from Kone at Begovic. Barkley went over too easily and the calls for a penalty were futile.
Chelsea this time broke at pace, Galloway fouling and Chelsea winning yet another corner. At the other end, Everton pressed better and Lukaku got another shot in, this one across Begovic but the Chelsea keeper saved it. Everton got two more corners, but Barkley played it short and lost the ball, Chelsea breaking with fearsome intent, Jagielka saving the day with a brilliant block.
Lukaku got aonther excellent chance, ball played over him to run ont, but criminally overhit a cross to Kone at the far post rather than lashing a shot over Begovic from an excellent position. Kone was replaced by Lennon. Some better movement through the middle, Barkley finding Coleman but his crooss was poor. Lennon combined with Coleman and tried to pay a great pullback but it hit a Chelsea defender.
New signing Ramiro Funes Mori came on for his Everton debut to replace Coleman as another intelligent move from Stones showed his class. But Chelsea were piling on more pressure and won another corner with 12 minutes left and a slender lead that required some dogged defending.
With Chelsea very dominant, a fantastic piece of play saw Naismith turn and score his hat-trick with a difficult shot under Begovic from an almost impopssible angle after superb play and an excllent feed from Barkley following great forward movement involving Stones, Coleman and Lennon down the right. Goodison went delirious.
Barkley tried to go for glory with a free-kick from distance that was easy for Begovic. Chelsea would not roll over, though, with Willian trying to make somethiong from a free-kick after Stones was called and booked for kicking the ball away.
Funes Mori surged foward and was hacked down by Costa, with Naismth causing havoc on a bouncing ball that Begovic came out to punch away. Marriner blew the whistle to end a splendid performance and a fantastic win for Everton, just when it was most needed to underline Chelsea's poor start to the season, with Stones imperious in an excllent display.
Everton: Howard, Coleman (80' Funes Mori), Stones [Y:87'], Jagielka, Galloway [Y:64'], Barry, McCarthy, Besic (8' Naismith), Barkley, Kone (72' Lennon), Lukaku.
Subs not Used: Robles, Mirallas, Deulofeu, Osman.
Chelsea: Begovic; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry (c), Azpilicueta [Y:88']; Mikel (55' Kenedy), Matic; Pedro (70' Falcao), Fabregas (74' Willian), Hazard; Diego Costa [Y:93'].
Subs not Used: Blackman, Remy, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek.
Referee: Andre Marriner