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Twitter Reacts to Diego Costa, Nemanja Matic and Branislav Ivanovic vs. Everton

Chelsea's Diego Costa, left, is thwarted by Everton's goalkeeper Tim Howard during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistAugust 30, 2014

Chelsea's 6-3 win over Everton was without a doubt the wildest fixture of Week 3 of the 2014-15 Premier League season, with goals flying in from everywhere and the kind of pace only the British top division can offer.

Diego Costa and Branislav Ivanovic started proceedings with two goals inside of the first three minutes, before Kevin Mirallas pulled one back for the hosts.

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A Seamus Coleman own-goal set the stage for 11 crazy minutes, which saw goals from Steven Naismith, Nemanja Matic, Samuel Eto'o and Ramires. The Toffees came close to scoring when a Mirallas-volley was parried onto the post by Thibaut Courtois, before Diego Costa put the match to bed with his second of the day.

As shared by Squawka, the Spanish international had a near-flawless performance on Saturday:

The Brazilian-born striker was brought in over the summer as a replacement for Fernando Torres, and per OptaJoe, it's safe to say the Blues made the right choice:

SportCenter agrees the Spaniard's short career with the Blues has been nothing but brilliant so far:

His second goal also made him the top scorer of any of the top European leagues, per WhoScored.com:

Ivanovic also found himself on the scoresheet (albeit from an offside position), but the Serb struggled to contain Everton's powerful wingers and full-backs for much of the afternoon. As shared by Chelsea Updates, he believes the squad will have to remember this match for the rest of the season:

The defender has become quite the prolific scorer, via Squawka:

The Guardian's Phil Taylor was full of praise for the Serbian international:

Matic's goal came at a crucial time, as the Toffees appeared to be grabbing momentum following the score of Naismith. The young midfielder finished expertly from outside the box, and per Squawka, it was his first goal ever for the Blues:

It was only his first shot of the season, and Grantland's Bill Barnwell couldn't help himself:

FutbolBible was very impressed with the quality of his shot:

The Blues now share the top spot in the Premier League standings with Swansea City, and they'll host the Welsh outfit in Week 4 of action. The Swans have looked phenomenal in the attacking third as well, meaning fans could see a second-consecutive goal fest when these teams meet.

 

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