Farhad Moshiri lavished praise on Everton after they beat Chelsea 2-0 and booked a trip to Wembley.

The Iranian billionaire was at Goodison Park for the first time since he purchased a 49.9% stake of the Blues, and was brimming his positivity after the victory:

“What am I to say? I bought into a great club, I felt it today. It is a great club. I think we just enjoy the day and let’s hope we can energise the club. You can never take over a club. You can be part of a club and I think that is what I am hoping, to become part of a club. I think for me I have bought into a family, a new family. That is what’s special for me and I’ll give them whatever I have.”

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Moshiri’s investment, which was recently ratified by Premier League approval, sent a positive injection into the arm of the whole club and Evertonians are excited to see what the future holds for the F.A Cup semi-finalists.

The 60-year-old has promised money for transfers and to keep Everton’s stars at Goodison Park.

Bill Kenwright also spoke to evertontv after the win over Chelsea and lavished praise on the whole Everton team, with Romelu Lukaku and Roberto Martinez singled out for extra credit:

I think we’ve got to acknowledge Rom’s goal though because it was an unbelievable goal wasn’t it.

Half the stadium, three quarters of the stadium were saying ‘pass it, pass it.’ The strength of the man. I thought his second goal was great too. I thought they were all great today. Aaron Lennon up and down that wing and James McCarthy, I thought they were fantastic. You know what I thought today? What a manager. That’s what I thought. You can’t hide from the fact that there’s been the odd kind of criticism this week but he’s stood firm and he’s just beaten Chelsea with some to spare.

Everton haven’t had the most fruitful of campaigns but have reached their second semi-final of the season and will be looking to make their inconsistent year a memorable one for Evertonians when they head to Wembley Stadium in April.

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