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Free kick awarded for a foul by Fernando Torres on Johnny Heitinga. The referee shows Fernando Torres a yellow card. Phil Jagielka takes the indirect free kick. Tim Cahill is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
Corner taken by Florent Malouda played to the near post, clearance made by Phil Jagielka.
(Everton) makes a substitution, with Tim Cahill coming on for Mikel Arteta.
Fernando Torres takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.
The official flags Victor Anichebe offside. Direct free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.
Salomon Kalou takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Foul by Victor Anichebe on Branislav Ivanovic, free kick awarded. Paulo Ferreira takes the free kick.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Tim Howard makes a comfortable save.
Leon Osman concedes a free kick for a foul on Florent Malouda. Free kick taken by John Terry.
Nicolas Anelka produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Corner taken left-footed by Joshua McEachran to the near post, Leon Osman manages to make a clearance.
Short corner taken by Florent Malouda. Nicolas Anelka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman. Phil Jagielka restarts play with the free kick.
Victor Anichebe is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Beckford.
Florent Malouda is ruled offside. Tim Howard takes the free kick.
Joshua McEachran replaces Michael Essien.
A goal is scored by Jermaine Beckford from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Everton 1-0 Chelsea.
Frank Lampard takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard. The assistant referee signals for offside against John Terry. Free kick taken by Tim Howard. Short corner taken by Florent Malouda.
Tony Hibbert concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Free kick crossed left-footed by Florent Malouda from left wing, Phil Jagielka manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta, Headed effort from inside the area by Sylvain Distin misses to the left of the target.
Shot from long distance by John Terry goes wide of the left-hand post. Paulo Ferreira is brought on as a substitute for Alex.
Branislav Ivanovic concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikel Arteta. Free kick crossed left-footed by Leighton Baines, save by Petr Cech.
Alex challenges Jermaine Beckford unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the free kick.
Effort from outside the penalty area by Mikel Arteta goes wide left of the target.
Jack Rodwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicolas Anelka. Free kick taken by John Terry.
Mikel Arteta takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Michael Essien.
Jack Rodwell takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post. Salomon Kalou is brought on as a substitute for Mikel.
Michael Essien concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Tim Howard takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Fernando Torres. Free kick taken by Tony Hibbert. Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech. Free kick awarded for a foul by Mikel Arteta on Branislav Ivanovic. Michael Essien takes the direct free kick.
Long range shot from Florent Malouda misses to the left of the target.
John Terry has an effort at goal from outside the area hitting the post.
Seamus Coleman challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seamus Coleman is sent off by the referee. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by Alex. The referee books Alex for unsporting behaviour. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Leighton Baines. Leighton Baines goes into the book. Free kick taken by Mikel.
The official flags Florent Malouda offside. Tony Hibbert takes the free kick.
Nicolas Anelka challenges Seamus Coleman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Johnny Heitinga restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mikel Arteta, clearance made by Alex.
Unfair challenge on Seamus Coleman by Mikel results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Mikel Arteta.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Osman by John Terry. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
Seamus Coleman challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seamus Coleman is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by John Terry.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save by Tim Howard.
Michael Essien produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 30 yards. Blocked by Johnny Heitinga.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save made by Tim Howard.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta played to the near post, Close range headed effort by Johnny Heitinga misses to the right of the goal.
Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Petr Cech gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Mikel. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta. Effort from long distance by Leighton Baines goes wide right of the goal.
Ashley Cole produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.
Florent Malouda gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert. Phil Jagielka takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda, Alex has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Michael Essien by Mikel Arteta results in a free kick. Branislav Ivanovic restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ashley Cole by Seamus Coleman results in a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.
Michael Essien fouled by Johnny Heitinga, the ref awards a free kick. Johnny Heitinga is cautioned. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard. Header from deep inside the penalty area by Nicolas Anelka goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Sylvain Distin gets a block in.
Michael Essien takes a long range shot clearing the crossbar.
Fernando Torres is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Sylvain Distin.
Corner taken short by Mikel Arteta.
Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Phil Jagielka gets a block in.
Leon Osman fouled by John Terry, the ref awards a free kick. Leighton Baines crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Michael Essien makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Tony Hibbert, Petr Cech makes a save. Free kick awarded for a foul by Johnny Heitinga on Nicolas Anelka. Direct free kick taken by Michael Essien.
Shot from just outside the box by Jermaine Beckford goes over the crossbar.
The ball is crossed by Jack Rodwell, Michael Essien manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta, Phil Jagielka takes a shot.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony Hibbert by Florent Malouda. Phil Jagielka takes the free kick.
Jermaine Beckford fouled by Alex, the ref awards a free kick. Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.
Moyes urges fans to be realistic
Everton manager David Moyes has promised supporters he will spend the summer looking for players to improve his squad.
But the Scot has warned fans not to get carried away with thoughts of toppling the country's top clubs.
For a second year in succession, the Toffees have finished the season strongly and left people wondering what might have been had they started brightly or had money to spend.
Everton, who look set to end the Barclays Premier League campaign in seventh, have spent little in the last three transfer windows due to a lack of funds.
Moyes said: "The media will speculate about players, most of them probably miles off the mark.
"What that does to the supporters is lead them in a wrong direction.
"I have always said, unless you hear it from me, don't believe it.
"My job is always to give supporters the best team I possibly can.
"I will try to do that with what we have available. I will try to make sure I get them the best team we can.
"But let's not be kidded. Next season is going to be incredibly difficult with what is going on.
"For Evertonians to be expecting us to do any more than seventh then I think they would need to tell me the reasons why they think we should be higher than where they are just now."
Moyes' summer plans suggest a commitment to the Goodison Park cause despite repeated speculation linking him with wealthier clubs.
The former Preston manager has often spoken of the difficulties of trying to compete on relatively meagre resources but has rarely complained about the situation.
"I will have a chat with the chairman next week some time and we will try to work out what we are going to do," he said.
"We have identified players for the last three, four, five years that we have never been able to do for different reasons.
"But we will see what happens, there are no rules to it. We will try to be ready for the start of next year.
"We do have a good team. If we can get the players playing we have a good side and with the right people joining them we could compete again with the teams at the top."
Looking forward to his summer recess, Moyes said: "I hope we can have a really good summer and we can try to have a freshness when we come back at the start of pre-season.
"I am going to have a break. I work hard throughout the year, watching games, taking training, doing all the work.
"It is important I actually get to that position where, when I do come back, I am starting to look at the team and formulate a side for next season."
Carlo Ancelotti has insisted he would not care if Roman Abramovich failed to tell him to his face that he had been sacked as Chelsea manager.
Ancelotti appears set to lose his job next week at a meeting with the club's hierarchy.
Despite the ultimate decision over his fate resting with billionaire owner Abramovich, the Russian is unlikely to deliver the news himself but rather let that fall to either chief executive Ron Gourlay or chairman Bruce Buck.
Having masterminded Chelsea's first ever double last season, Ancelotti could be forgiven for thinking he is owed an explanation from Abramovich himself if he is given the boot.
But he said: "It doesn't matter."
The double win is unlikely to spare Ancelotti the chop, with the Italian having followed it up by overseeing the Blues' worst season of the Abramovich era.
He has still managed to guide them to second place in the Barclays Premier League after their worst league run for almost 15 years threatened to see them fail to finish in the top four.
At almost any other club, finishing runners up would be considered a success but the lack of public backing for Ancelotti since Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League last month appears the latest demonstration of how failure to win silverware is simply not tolerated at Stamford Bridge.
Yet, Ancelotti had no complaints about the support he has had from above.
"Until the last day I work here, the club have given me the support," he said. "Also in this moment, when things were not so good, this is enough for me. If they want to change, it's their decision."
But he also hinted that expecting Chelsea to win a trophy every season was unrealistic.
He said: "To win every year is not easy because it's a very competitive competition, the Premier League.
"There are a lot of teams involved, Manchester United, City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Liverpool - so it's not easy to win every year."
Beckford dents Chelsea finish
A stunning individual goal from Jermaine Beckford condemned lacklustre Chelsea to defeat in their final game of the season against 10-man Everton this afternoon.
Beckford ran almost the length of the field after 75 minutes to end Everton's frustrating Barclays Premier League campaign on a high at Goodison Park.
It was no more than the Merseysiders deserved for their dominance, even after Seamus Coleman was sent off for a second bookable offence early in the second half.
Chelsea, with their title challenge over and second place all but wrapped up, played without fight throughout.
It will certainly be a disappointing end for their manager Carlo Ancelotti if speculation he is to leave Stamford Bridge proves correct.
Everton made most of the running and continued to dominate after Coleman saw red after a lunge at Jon Obi Mikel in the 53rd minute.
Beckford's superb goal, his 10th of the season, was fine reward for a performance in which he had frustrated but shown plenty of determination and flashes of brilliance.
He particularly tormented Alex in the second half and the Brazilian defender was fortunate not to become the game's second sending off.
Aside from a John Terry shot which hit the post, Chelsea did little to excite their supporters with #50million Fernando Torres again a forlorn figure.
The visiting fans were at their most vocal when chanting their backing for manager Carlo Ancelotti, making clear they want the Italian to stay on despite continuing uncertainty.
Chelsea clearly missed Didier Drogba, out with a groin injury, but Everton lacked their inspirational captain Phil Neville due to a painful mouth infection.
The match began at typical end-of-season pace with little urgency shown by either side in the opening five minutes.
Everton upped the tempo when Jack Rodwell broke down the right and pushed into the box to win a corner.
Phil Jagielka got forward for the resulting set-piece and went close when he met Mikel Arteta's cross with a firm header which clipped the top of the bar.
Coleman was then denied in front of goal by a fine Ashley Cole tackle and Leon Osman was denied a penalty after going down under a challenge from Alex.
It was not until the 24th minute that Chelsea created a serious chance as Torres and Frank Lampard combined to set up Nicolas Anelka but Sylvain Distin slid in to block.
Beckford should have done better when he broke into the area but his final touch was neither shot nor cross and Chelsea survived.
Tim Howard was tested for the first time in the final minute of the first half when he saved twice from Anelka.
Beckford appeared to beat Alex early in the second half but was body-checked and the defender was booked.
The Merseysiders' afternoon took a turn for the worse as Coleman was dismissed.
The Irishman lost control but appeared to win back the ball as he dived into a challenge but referee Peter Walton was unimpressed with the studs-up tackle.
After a fracas involving several players from both sides, Coleman was shown the yellow and red cards but he still left to a standing ovation in recognition of an outstanding season.
That briefly sparked Chelsea into life and Terry went close to opening the scoring with a thunderous low shot from distance which struck the base of the post.
Everton quickly responded as Beckford brilliantly controlled a long ball inside the Chelsea box and turned inside Alex but Petr Cech smothered his shot.
Arteta then went close as he fired narrowly wide from the edge of the box.
Beckford continued to trouble Alex and Walton showed leniency when the defender brought him down again just inside the Everton half.
Alex was spared further punishment as Ancelotti replaced him with Paulo Ferreira moments later.
Beckford was not to be denied and took centre stage in magnificent style to secure victory with 15 minutes remaining.
The former Leeds forward broke up a Chelsea attack on the edge of his own box and then set off on a long run into the other box.
He got a lucky break on halfway when the ball rebounded kindly off Ferreira but he took full advantage as he continued his charge.
Cech came out to meet him as he raced into the box and the keeper got a hand to the ball as Beckford chipped for goal but the shot had just enough power and bobbled over the line.
It was just what the hosts deserved and Chelsea lacked the urgency to press for an equaliser.
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