While one era for Chelsea ended unceremoniously at Everton, another deteriorated ignominiously on their return. A third successive league defeat at Goodison Park raises questions about how long Roman Abramovich's itchy finger can stay off that well-worn trigger. Andre Villas-Boas' reign has been troubled, but this was a new low.
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It was both predictable and unpopular when Chelsea gracelessly dismissed ...