Chelsea now find themselves 16 points behind Manchester City after the goalless draw against Everton at the Goodison Park on Saturday.

Despite dominating the game, Chelsea were unable to secure the three points against a strong defensive Everton unit, and Conte thinks his side was unlucky.

“I think when you play this type of game, we shot 26 times with eight on target [you deserve to win],” said Conte after the game.

“We hit the bar and the defender [Phil Jagielka] saved on the goal-line so we are disappointed because we deserved to win and take the three points. We have to take the points against a team who, after the top six, I consider the best team in the league.

“We played away, against a good team, with great intensity and concentration and the defenders played very well. It’s a pity, but at the same time it was a really good performance and another clean sheet, but if you want to win this game you must score, be more clinical and take your chances.”

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