Lineker, Melchiot and more: Twitter reacts as Everton thrash Chelsea

Gary Lineker and Mario Melchiot take to Twitter after Everton beat Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park on Saturday

Steven Naismith scored the perfect hat-trick as Everton were comfortable 3-1 winners against Chelsea at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Scotland came off the bench to break the deadlock with a header in the 17th minute before the striker added a second five minutes later, and although Nemanja Matic halved the deficit before the break, Naismith completed a perfect hat-trick in the closing minutes of the Premier League game.

And here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Everton’s outstanding performance against the defending Premier League champions.

Former Liverpool striker Don Hutchison can’t believe what he has spotted flying above Goodison Park:

Retired Everton striker Gary Lineker jokes that John Stones made a wise decision not joining a Chelsea defence in turmoil:

Former Chelsea winger Vladimir Weiss reckons Matic’s strike could give Chelsea a springboard:

Matt Dawson calls on his Twitter followers to do Naismith’s third justice:

A telling tweet from former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar:

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore has a disturbung stat for Chelsea fans:

And England legend Lineker congratulates Everton’s hat-trick hero:

Finally, former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot looks to put the result in context:

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