Chelsea's struggles have been well documented, but Roberto Martinez's Toffees were 11th in the league table before the start of play.
For the Blues, it was a week in which a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion forced interim boss Guus Hiddink to admit that his side are in a relegation scrap.
That looked like an apt assessment when John Terry bundled into his own net to gift Everton the lead early in the second half.
And the jokes continued to flow when Kevin Mirallas doubled the advantage soon afterwards:
But Chelsea rallied, and they scored twice in two minutes to square things up after an hour.
A game that struggled to capture the imagination in the first half had suddenly exploded into life...
...and had one last twist when Ramiro Funes Mori fired Everton back in front in the dying stages.
Perhaps Chelsea deserved it, as they went in search of a late equaliser...
...and up popped John Terry in the ninth minute of stoppage time to spare the Blues' from ridicule for one more week at least (almost).
There was more than a hint of fortune over Terry's goal:
Anyone getting tired of 3-3 draws?