Harry Redknapp praises Steven Naismith after Everton beat Chelsea

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The striker scored a hat-trick to help his side to a 3-1 win over Jose Mourinho's team.

Speaking on BT Sport's coverage of the Premier League game between Everton and Chelsea, broadcast from 12pm Saturday 12th September, Harry Redknapp was full of praise for Steven Naismith after the Toffees' 3-1 defeat of the Blues at Goodison Park.

The forward came away with the match ball after scoring all of Everton’s goals in an impressive 3-1 victory over Jose Mourinho’s reigning Premier League champions.

It was a highly impressive performance for the Scot, who managed to score the perfect hat-trick, grabbing a goal with his head, his left foot and his right foot to make it just that little bit more special.

And following the win, Redknapp was full of praise for the striker, saying his three goals were more than deserved from his performance.

“Naismith is an outstanding player, “ he told BT Sport. “It’s not as if he’s had a great today with the hat-trick, but last year he was possibly their best is not one of their best players all season. H

"e really is an infectious player, he gives his all when he plays and the hattrick was well deserved today.”

Hard for Naismith to get starts despite hat-trick

Despite his impressive display against Chelsea, Naismith still faces a fight for first-team football at Goodison Park this season.

Romelu Lukaku is the first choice up front, while Arouna Kone has came in and impressed this season as well.

There is an argument that Naismith could be used behind the striker, but with Ross Barkley in impressive form in that position this season, that is also unlikely.

That means the Scot may have to content himself with appearances from the bench, although if he continues to perform like he did against Chelsea, he may leave manager Roberto Martinez with no choice but to find a place for him in his first XI.

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