"Captain, Leader, Legend" reads the banner at Stamford Bridge. The adulation towards their legendary captain would surely have gone up to another level after he played a key part in the goal which will probably be looked back upon as the title winning goal if the Blues manage to reach the finish line. For ninety minutes, Roberto Martinez's Everton had outplayed Chelsea, for ninety minutes, Jose Mourinho looked short of ideas but by the third minute of stoppage time, Stamford Bridge was breathing a huge sigh of relief as Terry's late late poke deflected off Howard to provide the winner which propelled Chelsea to a 1-0 victory.
Jose Mourinho made three changes to the side that succumbed to defeat at Manchester City last week. Captain John Terry recovered from injury to replace David Luiz in the centre of defence. Ramires and Mikel's defensive qualities were shelved and in came the likes of Oscar and Lampard to induce more flair to Chelsea's play. With Everton likely to play a high intensity passing game, Chelsea's midfield duo of Lampard and Matic, both who aren't known for their workrates, looked slightly suspect especially with no Ramires in the team.One other surprise was the omission of Torres despite Eto'o's poor run of form since his hat-trick against Manchester United.