The four-goal thrashing meted out in London was the worst as a Madrid derby defeat in 2015, with his toothless team recording only three shots.
Carlo Ancelotti hasn’t gone to a heavier defeat in his vaunted managerial career compared to 4-0 defeat his Everton team endured against his former club Chelsea on Sunday.
The Italian has lost 4-0 once before, in 2015, when his Real Madrid side were swept aside by city rivals Atletico.
Ancelotti, most recently with Napoli prior to his move to Merseyside, took control in 109 games in all competitions from the Stamford Bridge dugout. He won the Premier League and FA Cup throughout his period in west London.
Had the Toffees won Sunday’s match they’d have been just 3 points off fifth place, which might bring Champions League soccer to an English club next year should Manchester City be unsuccessful in appealing their suspension from European soccer. As it is they’re currently 12th in the table.
Everton listed a paltry 3 shots on goal in the game, their lowest total in a Premier League game since December 2017, against local rivals Liverpool. Only one of the shots was on goal, while Frank Lampard’s team managed 17 in total with 11 on goal.
Chelsea’s peppering of Jordan Pickford at the Everton target bore fruit, and their eventual 4-0 triumph was their greatest in the top-flight since beating Huddersfield Town 5-0 in February 2019.
Mason Mount opened the scoring until the 15-minute mark with Pedro adding the second before half time.
Willian and Olivier Giroud finished the rout before an hour of this game had elapsed.
Mount’s goal was the 21st this year scored by an English player for Chelsea. Only two groups, Southampton, with 24, and Leicester City, who’ve 31, have more goals scored by national goods in the league this season.
The enormous win takes Lampard’s guys five points clear of Wolves, solidifying their place at the top four that seemed under threat after a bad run of recent form.
Fourth place would guarantee Champions League football next season, with Chelsea looking elimination out of this year’s contest in the face.
They need to overcome a 3-0 deficit against Bayern Munich away from home on March 18 if they are to advance this season.