Everton maintained their unbeaten run under new boss Sam Allardyce with a defensive display to hold Premier League champions Chelsea to a goalless draw at Goodison Park on Saturday.
Everton, who won Swansea City in their last game to stay in 9th spot on the league table, have now not lost in six league games, five of those since Allardyce took charge in late November.
Antonio Conte’s men dominated the game, but struggled to breach the back line of the Toffees, and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was in a superb form all through.
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Speaking after the match, Pickford hailed his defenders and expressed his confident that the team can improve to become one of the top teams in England.
“The defence put their heart on the line and we did not look like we were going to lose today. We are tight at the back and if we improve in possession and going forward we could be a top team,” the goalkeeper said.
Chelsea stay third following the draw, two points behind Manchester United, having lost just once in their past 11 league games.
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