3 shots, 3 goals; Steven Naismith the star for Everton in defeat of Chelsea

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The forward scored a perfect hattrick as the Toffees won 3-1, but elsewhere his stats were also impressive.

While Everton’s 3-1 win over Chelsea on Saturday afternoon was certainly the result of an impressive team performance, it was Steven Naismith who was grabbing the headlines.

The Scottish forward managed to bag himself a perfect hat-trick in the win over the champions, scoring with his head and either foot to guide his side to their eye-catching result.

And, in so doing, he became the first player to score a hat-trick against a Jose Mourinho side in the Premier League, which is a feat in itself. Aside from his goalscoring, though, the Everton striker had an excellent game in a number of areas.

We took a look at his stats to see just how good his performance was.

  MatchShotsOn TargetGoalsChances CreatedShots On Target AssistedDribble
TouchesUnsuccessful TouchesMinutes Played
Steven Naismith Everton vs Chelsea 3 3 3 3  2 100% 46 0 81

Starting with the obvious, Naismith managed three goals in the game - but that was even more impressive considering he only had three shots in the game. Elsewhere, it seems he was also playing a creative role in the side, with three attempted assists during the game, and two of those being on target, a success rate of 66%.

His attacking threat was also evident in his dribbling, with him enjoying a 100% success rate in that area, as well. The Toffees man ended up taking 46 touches in 81 minutes, with all of those being successful.

It was an impressive all-round display from Naismith, then, who after this performance will surely be pushing for a first-team spot when Everton take on Swansea City next time around.

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