It wasn’t a good weekend for Chelsea as the Blues dropped points for the second game in a row, following the 1-1 draw with Wolves last weekend.
Chelsea were beaten by Everton 2-0 at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, and it was yet another disappointing game for Maurizio Sarri’s side after starting the game in dominant fashion.
Chelsea had a good start to the game and pegged the Toffees in their own half, but the Blues failed to take advantage of a bright start in the first-half and collapsed in the second-half. Chelsea were made to pay for their missed chances early in the second-half as Richarlison scored the first for Everton four minutes after the restart.
Speaking after the game, Sarri blamed the players’ mentality for the defeat, and Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was pretty vocal as he slammed the team’s performance as unacceptable.
“It was the same against Wolves, but this time we lost,” an angry Rudiger blasted.
Rudiger said after the game: “We played a good first half but we didn’t score. It is unacceptable the way we came out [after the break] and we lost the game in 10 minutes.
“We were passive and that is dangerous in this league. We played well in the first half, but the way we approached the second half was unacceptable.
“Everyone deals with it differently but it’s unacceptable and I’m sorry. We still have eight games to go but we cannot always say ‘next week,’ we really have to do better because we normally aren’t allowed to lose this match.”
Chelsea’s chances of a top four finish were hampered by this result as a win would have taken the Blues to fifth position, level on points with Arsenal and just one point behind Tottenham. However, the result against Everton ensured Chelsea remain in sixth place and three points behind a top four place.
Chelsea need to start winning games and start scoring goals too as the Blues are way off in goal difference.