Mina chose Everton because of Silva

Davide Zappacosta is in contention to come back into Chelsea's starting line-up at full back

Davide Zappacosta is in contention to come back into Chelsea's starting line-up at full back

The match was often ill-tempered, with Jorginho and Marcos Alonso fortunate not to be sent off for risky tackles on Gylfi Sigurdsson and Theo Walcott respectively as well as frequent angry exchanges between the Chelsea and Everton benches. I don't know why we start slowly.

Everton had come into this game in good form, following a run of four wins in their past five matches while Chelsea maintained their unbeaten start to the season, despite failing to seal all three points, meaning Sarri has set a new record of not losing any of his first 12 Premier League matches.

"I don't think it is a physical problem, in the second half we played at another speed, intensity, so I don't think it is physical, maybe mental".

"Then I think we have played a very good match in the first part of the second half, for 40 minutes".

"We might have some difficulties to approach the match from a mental point of view".

Arsenal are now eight points behind leaders Man City and can be backed at [150.0] to win the title, but perhaps more significantly they are three points behind North London rivals Tottenham who won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon.

Asked if Hazard was now ready to play a full game against Everton on Sunday, head coach Maurizio Sarri said: "I'm not sure".

Premier League champions Manchester City stayed two points clear at the top on Sunday with a dominant 3-1 win in the derby against Manchester United.

"We came here to stop Chelsea as a team".

Silva said with regard to Everton's fortunes on the road: "I don't have doubts that until the end of the season we will improve".

Everton did well to restrict space for the hosts, with Jorginho particularly ineffective, and Marco Silva revealed that stopping Chelsea as a team, and not just focusing on Hazard, was the crucial factor in claiming a share of the spoils.

"Of course they will create problems for us, I don't have doubts about that".

Eden Hazard tried to spark Chelsea into life immediately after the interval, drilling over an inviting cross that Morata prodded goalwards, only for Pickford to make an excellent stop. We blocked Jorginho fantastically. At some moments we blocked him.

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