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Chelsea 0-0 Everton: 5 Hits and Flops

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2.46K   //    12 Nov 2018, 07:30 IST

Hazard in possession of the ball during Chelsea's goalless draw against Everton
Hazard in possession of the ball during Chelsea's goalless draw against Everton

Chelsea's unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign has continued, albeit after dropping two points against a dogged Everton side at Stamford Bridge. 

The result sees Maurizio Sarri break a record for the longest unbeaten managerial start after 12 games in England's top-flight. It was a match packed with chances and Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford had to be alert on numerous occasions to keep his third clean sheet of the season.

Marcos Alonso hit the post, Álvaro Morata and Eden Hazard both came close so the Blues will feel frustrated after dropping two points from a winnable fixture here. 

With that in mind, here's a look at who impressed while others struggled at Stamford Bridge: 


#5 Flop: Álvaro Morata

Morata had a tough time once more on this occasion, against determined debutant Mina
Morata had a tough time once more on this occasion, against determined debutant Mina

It was another frustrating showing for Morata - effectively swarmed by Yerry Mina during an eventful debut from the Colombian here. 

Morata was booked for dissent after feeling hard done by following some officiating decisions that went against him. In truth, he went down too easily too often and made himself a target for Everton's backline to dispossess. 

Clearly tried to get involved and dropped deep at times, yet managed to relinquish possession often in those areas. He was Chelsea's worst distributor with 75% accuracy over the 90 minutes. 

The Spaniard failed to make enough forward runs and although he forced Pickford into a good save seconds after the restart, he should have scored from such close-range. He will ultimately be ruing his missed opportunity in the type of hard-fought game where one moment of brilliance or a clinical edge can prove the difference between three points and a solitary one. 

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