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Everton spoil Chelsea’s party

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It was a day Chelsea were frustrated by a rock-solid visiting Everton side on an afternoon the visitors were dogged and well-organized.

Just has the Tofees boss Marco Silva has earlier promised in the pre-match conference that he would ensure his Everton team are not losers again at the Stamford bridge but they, however, didn’t get a win to end their winless streak against the Blues.

Chelsea were the better side for long periods of the second half with Eden Hazard, Willian and Marcos Alonso all going close to breaking the deadlock, but were left to settle for a point that maintains the unbeaten start to the campaign and makes Maurizio Sarri the first Premier League coach not to lose a match in his opening 12 games.

Sarri has expressed excitement about the record but said he wondered how his team were not efficient in front of goal in a game they dominated.

Alonso clipped the outside of the post while Hazard and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford seemed locked in a personal battle for parts of the second half, and Alvaro Morata had an effort chalked off for offside.

Everton also deserved some credit as visitors provided stern opposition and threatened on occasion themselves.

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