Everton defender Michael Keane believes that the Toffees’ 0-0 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday was a fair result.
The outcome of the game means that Maurizio Sarri’s charges remain the only side from Europe’s top five leagues that are yet to be beaten this season. It was, however, a disappointing day for the Blues and their manager. They now slip down to third place in the league standings behind Liverpool, who defeated Fulham 2-0. The result also means that they are four points adrift of first-place Manchester City and two points shy of the Reds.
Chelsea were largely the better team during the game against Marco Silva’s Everton side at Stamford Bridge and Alvaro Morata did put the ball into the back of the net after 73 minutes, but the Spaniard was ruled to have been offside.
Heading into the final ten minutes, Sarri introduced Ross Barkley for Mateo Kovacic but Everton managed to defend well and ensured they took a point from the game. There is no doubt that Silva and his charges will be proud of what they have achieved, especially as it came at the home ground of one of the most in-form top-flight clubs.
Keane seemed to be happy with the stalemate and the fact that his team managed a clean sheet against Chelsea. He told the Liverpool Echo: “Everywhere we go to we want to try and win the game and you see that with our approach.
“We try and play it out from the back and get in behind them sometimes and from set-pieces we feel we’re strong and that we’ve got goals in us and can cause teams problems. Both teams defended well and it was difficult to break each other down so it was a bit of a stalemate.”
Next up for the Blues is a potentially tough fixture against London rivals Tottenham on Monday, November 24. They will have to go all out and try to ensure that they gain three points from this game in order to avoid losing ground on the two title favorites in Liverpool and City.