Chelsea came out on top of a ding-dong battle at Goodison Park that saw them overcome Everton 6-3.

Jose Mourinho’s team slammed the pedal to the metal, going two up within three minutes courtesy of clinical strikes from Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic.

A guided Kevin Mirallas header gave theh home side a lifeline on the stroke of half-time yet when the teams emerged for the second period, Seamus Coleman’s own goal reintroduced the two-goal gap and a mad flurry of action.

Steven Naismith answered back moments later before Nemanja Matic drove home from the edge of the box to make it 4-2.

A debut goal from Chelsea old boy Samuel Eto’o clawed Everton back into the contest, yet Ramires pounced with 10 minutes left.

Costa put the icing and cherry on top, stealing in on Muhamed Bešić’s poor touch to finish with aplomb and seal Chelsea’s third win in three Premier League encounters.

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