Richarlison got the hosts off to a flyer with a powerful header, reminiscent of the caretaker boss in his heyday, with Mateo Kovacic scoring the visitors’ consolation.
Ferguson issued a rallying cry to his players in his pre-match press conference, calling on them to “bleed on the pitch” and they certainly didn’t disappoint.
Roared on by the former Toffees striker on the touchline, and the Gwladys Street faithful, they showed incredible passion and desire against Frank Lampard’s side.
The three points pulled the hosts out of the relegation zone, although results later in the day may see them return, and put a dent in Chelsea’s top four charge.
Man of the match
"I’m going for Dominic Calvert-Lewin"
"He’s got his two goals, he’s worked really, really hard and won every single header up against [Kurt] Zouma and [Andreas] Christensen.
"He’s still only a young kid that will get better and better and better. He’s missed chances again today but he’ll learn from that.
"He’s got a huge future ahead of him if he keeps working hard."
View from the dugout
"It was an unbelievable experience"
The caretaker manager reflects on his first match in charge of his beloved Everton and what the future holds for both himself and the club.
"We don't want to shoot enough"
The visitors' boss cuts a frustrated figure after his side fall to their third defeat in four Premier League matches and he explains why he believes them came up short this time.
View from the dressing room
"The club is in Dunc's heart"
Two-goal hero Calvert-Lewin and Walcott speak to Des Kelly on the pitch immediately after their much-needed win, with the duo heralding 'Big Dunc's' impact.
"Should Ferguson get the job permanently?"
Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, Joe Cole and Rachel Brown-Finnis debate who should come in as the next permanent manager after Ferguson's impressive audition.
Tweet of the game
Picture of the game
Ferguson cannot hide his delight when Everton score their second, sharing an embrace with an enamoured ball boy.
Everton enjoyed just their third win in 12 Premier League games (D1 L8), with the Toffees ending a run of three straight defeats.
Chelsea have lost three of their last four Premier League games (W1), as many defeats as they suffered in their previous 20.
Calvert-Lewin has scored his first ever Premier League brace in his 92nd appearance in the competition, and his first league brace overall since October 2015 for Northampton Town against Carlisle in League Two.
Lampard’s side have registered only one clean sheet in 17 Premier League away games in 2019, a joint-low among teams to play in both seasons (Tottenham also have 1 in 16).
Richarlison has scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time ever (89 appearances in total).
Manchester United (A) - Sunday 15 December, 2pm
Leicester (H) - Wednesday 18 December, 7.45pm - Carabao Cup quarter-final
Arsenal (H) - Saturday 21 December, 12.30pm
Bournemouth (H) - Saturday 14 December, 3pm
Tottenham (A) - Sunday 22 December, 4.30pm
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