Chelsea faced a well-drilled Everton defence on Saturday, and it was a clear sign that Sam Allardyce had left an impact on the team.
Despite all the pressure, Chelsea couldn’t break through a strong Everton defence and Chelsea defender Toni Rudiger says there are days when breaking opposition defences will be hard even after three hours.
“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,” said Rudiger. “You can even play for maybe three hours and you wouldn’t score.
“We needed the three points so we have to keep going. We played a good match but we were just unlucky.”
Chelsea will now play two consecutive home matches, with the visit of Brighton on Boxing Day preceding a game against Stoke City next Saturday, and Rudiger has made it clear that all he needs are six points from the two games.
“The target can only be six points,” said the German. “It’s not easy but that’s our aim, that’s what we’re going for, we want six points.”