Five talking points from Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Everton – Diego Costa Injury, Fabregas Back in Form, Spirit is Back

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Chelsea’s skipper John Terry scored a last minute equalizer to grab a solitary point for his side from the draw at Stamford Bridge.

The entertaining game saw all the six goals in the second half and the Blues had to come back from 2-0 and 3-2 down to claim a point against the Toffees.

Here are the main five talking points from Blues’ reference:

Successive draws at home have all but ended Chelsea’s hopes of resurgence under Guus Hiddink
The arrival of Guus Hiddink has raised hopes among the club fans, and there were low suggestions that the Blues will mount a winning run towards a top four spot in the second half of the season.

However, two consecutive home draws against West Brom and Everton have all but ended Chelsea’s hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot.

Injury to Diego Costa is a big concern
Costa had to leave the pitch with a shin injury. The Spain international was a constant menace for Everton’s defence and launched Blues’ comeback by scoring the goal to make the score 2-1.

The Blues’ looked on their way to claim all three points before he had to leave the pitch with an injury. His injury took the winds out of Blues’ comeback, and Toffees again managed to get in front at 3-2.

He can be a big miss for the upcoming away trip to Arsenal.

Chelsea’s defence is still a major concern
The Blues managed to concede three goals in a home game, and one of them was an own goal. This is very uncharacteristic of the Blues side, and their defence is in an obvious need of a major overhaul.

They have now conceded 34 league goals this season and their goal difference stands at -3.

Cesc Fabregas is back in form
The Spaniard came on for Nemanja Matic in the second half, and his arrival started Chelsea’s fightback.

He provided a lovely assist for Diego Costa’s goal and then put the ball in the net himself to level the score at 2-2.

Despite their struggles to get results, the spirit is back in Chelsea’s camp
This was very much obvious in the way they reacted to going 2-0 down. Everyone was up for the fight and the scenes after John Terry scored the last minute equalizer, even though it was an offside, were remarkable.