- Everton and Chelsea played out a dull 0-0 draw in today’s Premier League
- Neither side ever really got going in today’s early kick-off at Goodison Park
- Phil Jagielka cleared two Chelsea chances off the line in the first half
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Everton held Chelsea to a frustrating 0-0 draw in the Premier League in today’s early kick-off at Goodison Park, which will surely go down as two points dropped for the Blues.
Lacking inspiration in attack, Antonio Conte’s side’s best opening came midway through the first half as Phil Jagielka’s heroics on the line kept it goalless.
Man of the match
It’s a close call between a fairly uninspiring bunch, but it probably goes to Everton defender Phil Jagielka for clearing away Chelsea’s best chance and for keeping things tight for Everton at the back throughout.
The Toffees certainly look more solid under Sam Allardyce, and Jagielka has played a key part in that, particularly with his display this afternoon.
Flop of the match
This could apply to most Chelsea players, but Pedro will perhaps feel particularly disappointed with himself today.
The Spanish winger isn’t having the best of seasons and was fairly anonymous for much of his time on the pitch against Everton.
Stat of the match
Yep, this pretty much summed things up…
0 – Everton failed to have a shot on target in a Premier League home game for the first time since December 4th 2011 vs Stoke (2211 days ago). Blank.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 23, 2017
Chelsea: Courtois 6, Rudiger 6, Christensen 6, Azpilicueta 6, Moses 7, Alonso 7, Kante 7, Bakayoko 6, Pedro 6, Willian 6, Hazard 7 / Subs: Fabregas 6, Zappacosta 6, Batshuayi 6
Everton: Pickford 7, Keane 7, Jagielka 8, Martina 7, Kenny 6, Gueye 7, Davies 6, Schneiderlin 7, Lennon 6, Sigurdsson 6, Calvert-Lewin 6 / Subs: Williams 6, Ramirez 6, Baningime 6
It’s fair to say Chelsea fans found the whole thing pretty uninspiring…
This would have been a really useful game to have your club record signing centre forward available and not, say, banned for idiotically booting a ball into the crowd.
— Will Faulks (@willfaulks) December 23, 2017
— udayanchabukswar (@udayan10) December 23, 2017
GOOD LUCK ROMAN ABRAMOVICH BEATING BARCELONA WITH SUCH A POOR SIDE ! ROMAN RAUS ! CHELSEA FC CLEARLY THE WORST AT DEFENDING TITLES ! CLUB WITH THE MOST INEPT BOARD ! #EVECHE
— ?? CZ_Wolf ?? (@WolfRetriever) December 23, 2017
Everton have decided not to play football and Chelsea have been piss poor
— BALLisLIFE (@FutbolParty) December 23, 2017