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Chelsea vs. Everton, Premier League: Half-time report

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Thankfully, the first 45 minutes against Everton at Stamford Bridge are now over. The two sides put some truly terrible football on display, and the scoreline is only surprising in that neither club has scored an own goal.

Chelsea target John Stones started the match with a bunch of aimless dribbling at the back, but Chelsea couldn't manage to take the ball away from him, simply allowing the Everton defender to dribble or pass the ball out for a corner. Not to be outdone, though, Pedro turned in the highlight of the first half, making a powerful, 25-yard run through his own defense, before being ushered out of play by an Everton attacker which gave the away side a corner. Tony Gale loved every second of it.

Everton did manage one good chance from outside of the box, but Kevin Mirallas wasn't able to place his 20-yard missile in the same manner that two West Brom players did on Wednesday, and it's 0-0 at the half.