Big Sam’s bus stopped the champions
Sam Alardais’s defense tactics proved to be successful again after Everton handed Chelsea to Goodison Park 0-0 and entered a series of six consecutive Premier League matches without losing (for five, they were under the guise of the experienced specialist). The champions were looking for the goal all the time, but several times the defenders cleaned the ball from the goal. Jordan Pickford saved everything, and once the beam helped Everton.
The great news of Sam Allardy’s was the absence of Wayne Rooney, who was ill. Michael Keane, Phil Jagielka, and Tom Davis started out as the title holders. Antonio Rundegger started instead of Cahill in Chelsea’s defense. Alvaro Morata missed the match because of a penalty. In his absence at the top of the attack was Eden Azar.
In the second minute the guests came to a clean chance. Moeses center on the right, but Azar failed to score well from the small field and the ball continued to the far beam where Alonso was, but he fired aside. In the tenth minute, Phil Jagielkas saved Everton from a clear goal, clearing twice from the goal after Bakakoko and Villian hit. A few minutes later Pickford intervened, killing Azar with one hand.
Everton looked for the first time at the door of Kurtho in the 31st minute when Tom Davis fired on a land of about 25 meters but the ball went sideways.
Ten minutes before the break, Pickford again intervened well after a massive blow to Pedro’s penalty squad.
At the very end of the first half Everton had a very good opportunity. Calvert-Lewin took away from Christensen around the bar, then broke into the penalty area and instead of finding Sigurdsson, who was alone on the far beam, he decided to finish alone. His shot blocked and so the talent broke the cleanest opportunity for the “caramels” before the break.
Already in the first seconds of the second half, the Londoners created two more clear situations. Pickford shot Pedro’s shot, and Williams blocked Alonso’s add-on in front of the goal. In the 66th minute, Everton’s guard once again intervened, this time saving a shot of Azar on the diagonal.
1/4 hour before the end and luck covered the hosts after Ashley Williams attempted to cross the centering center of Moses but directed the ball to his own door. Fortunately, however, the ball ricocheted in the crossbar. Azar and Fabregas missed another good opportunity for the guests, whose pressure never worked. In the added time, “caramels” also came to a situation. Michael Kean puts in a corner, hitting the offside corner knee out of the box.
Chelsea remains third with a total of 39 points. Everton is ninth with 26 points.