Chelsea drew with Everton by 1-1 in an all-important Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge and have fallen behind in the title race.
After neither side managed to break the deadlock before the interval. Chelsea took the lead on the 70th-minute mark from a counter-attack. Mason Mount brilliantly finished it off for the home side. However, the lead didn’t last long as the visitors scored the equaliser soon after. Thanks to the contribution from Jarrad Braithwaite.
After this result, Chelsea remained in the third position with 37 points from 17 games. But, the visitors are starting to lose their way a bit as they have won only two games in the last five league games. On the other hand, Everton is currently sitting in 14th place with 19 points from 17 games.
Chelsea 1-1 Everton:
Chelsea had 23 shots throughout the game and 10 of those were on target. But Thomas Tuchel’s side had to settle for a draw due to an excellent display from the Toffees keeper Jordan Pickford. England’s number one made nine saves and earned a crucial point almost single-handedly for the Merseyside club.
The Blues are currently unbeaten in their last 27 Premier League games against Everton at Stamford Bridge. On the other hand, the Toffees are currently unbeaten in their last six games which have been played on Thursdays.
Following the game, talk with the club’s website. Thomas Tuchel has expressed his frustration about the disappointing result and said that lack of precision in front of the goal has been the catalyst of their recent slump. He said:
“Today we were not in the lead at half-time, obviously, but we could have been in the lead at half-time, easy. We have to be careful now, also myself, because it is easy to point the finger and say it happens again, it happens again, but we have a huge chance to sit here after the same game and talk about a 3-0 and how impressive things are when we miss so many players.
”It’s a huge possibility because it’s one free-kick and we got punished again. If we look back it seems that it happens too often. We need to consider that sometimes when looking back we also do a lot of mistakes when analysing and finding patterns which are maybe not there. But you can be sure we will not look away, the dressing room is so very disappointed, I’m very disappointed, of course.”
The upcoming fixtures for both teams:
Chelsea will travel to Molineux stadium in their next game to encounter Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon and Everton’s game against Leicester City has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak in the Foxes squad.