The good news for Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr and the Super Eagles faithful is that Victor Moses walked away from the pitch in the 89th minute unscathed, meaning he is in line to be named in the starting line-up this coming Friday against Cameroon in a World Cup qualifier.
Antonio Conte’s troops clearly dominated the first half and went in front in the 27th minute through Cesc Fabregas, who passed the ball calmly into the net after combining with Alvaro Morata.
Morata made it 2-0 five minutes before the intermission, heading home a delightful ball from Cesar Azpilicueta.
The Blues record signing became the first player in Premier League history to both score and assist a goal in each of his first two home games.
Moses had two chances to increase the lead, he hit the side-netting in the 55th minute before Pickford saved his shot after he found himself in a 1 on 1 situation with the Toffees keeper on the hour mark.
The Nigeria international was booked in the 76th minute for a late challenge on Leighton Baines.
England youth internationals Fikayo Tomori and Ademola Lookman watched proceedings from the bench for the entirety of the game.