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Chelsea 0-0 Everton player ratings: Quality lacking as Blues fall short at the Bridge

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Chelsea 0-0 Everton player ratings: Quality lacking as Blues fall short at the Bridge

Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea were held to a frustrating draw by a stubborn Everton side at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.

Everton should’ve been down to ten men in the first-half. Summer signing Bernard clearly headbutted Antonio Rudiger, who fell to the ground following the incident. The referee was looking in the wrong direction and missed it. He clearly felt obliged to do something, booking both players, whereas Bernard should’ve been off.

Regardless, we can’t hold refereeing decisions accountable for our misfiring in front of goal. Chelsea had countless opportunities to score, with Marcos Alonso twice being denied by Jordan Pickford – but we just couldn’t find a way through into the back of the Everton net.

Chelsea failed to breakdown Everton’s blockade and subsequently dropped two points in a very winnable game. You can’t win them all, but we really should have done today.

On a positive note, we remain unbeaten, and Maurizio Sarri is the first manager to survive 12 Premier League games in his debut season as a Blue without suffering defeat.

If you’re still in the mood for football after today’s game, Milan take on Juventus tonight. What a game that promises to be! Find out where to watch it here.

Here’s our player ratings for the game. Do you agree with us? Let us know what you think on our Twitter page @TalkChelsea.

Arrizabalaga 6, Azpilicueta 4, Rudiger 8, Luiz 5, Alonso 7, Jorginho 6, Kante 5, Kovacic 7, Willian 3, Hazard 7, Morata 6. (Subs: Fabregas 6, Pedro 5, Barkley 5)

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