Chelsea defenders Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso feel that the strikers were not good enough to secure the three points for the blues at Goodison Park.
Chelsea were held to a goalless draw against Everton as Sam Allardyce’s men were able to hold the Blues for 90 minutes.
The result means that the Blues failed to close the gap to Manchester United in 2nd place and are currently a whopping 16 points behind leaders Manchester City.
16 – Chelsea have already dropped 16 points in their 16 Premier League games this season – they only dropped 21 in the whole of 2016-17 in the competition (winning 93/114). Hangover. pic.twitter.com/m3vGVlTuRH
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Summer signing Rudiger expressed his frustration with the team’s attacking intent, by stating that the team would not have netted a goal even if they played for three hours. He said:
“Of course it’s very disappointing because I think we were the better team and we had a lot of chances to score.
But you have some days when it’s like that. You can even play for maybe three hours and you wouldn’t score.
Rudiger believes that the team performed well overall but were unlucky when it mattered, He stated:
“We needed the three points so we have to keep going. We played a good match but we were just unlucky”
Marcos Alonso’s say on the game
The Spaniard agreed with the words of his teammate. He feels that the team should have done better with the chances created. Alonso said:
“We were very unlucky not to win after controlling the whole game and having a lot of chances, But we take one point, it is what it is, very disappointing.
“We knew it was going to be tough and as the game was passing it was getting harder because they were defending closer to their goal. The performance wasn’t bad, we just need to be more clinical.”
Chelsea are set to host Brighton and Hove Albion next in the Premier League on Boxing Day.
Conte’s tactics were questioned by several people including the players who feel benching striker Michy Batshuayi was a huge mistake. Hazard was employed as a false nine, after Morata was suspended as he received his fifth yellow card as a result of his celebration after scoring the winner against AFC Bournemouth in the Carabao Cup quarter final.
Chelsea have been going through a bit of an attacking drought, having just scored once in the previous two Premier League games.