Sean Dyche's team came from behind twice to draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, and Ellis Simms' first Everton goal gave them a crucial point. Simms, a 22-year-old local product, was the hero with a brilliant late equaliser to ruin Chelsea's hopes of a fourth straight victory, demonstrating once more how resilient Everton has become under Dyche.
Seven minutes after the half, the superb Joao Felix pierced Everton's defence by hammering in a low shot, but they were brought back when Abdoulaye Doucoure scrambled in an equaliser from a corner after 69 minutes.
Everton were only on equal terms for seven minutes until Kai Havertz scored from the penalty spot after Reece James was fouled by James Tarkowski - but there was to be a late twist in the tale. Simms was sent on by Dyche to salvage a point, and he did so admirably with a strong run and late finish.