Antonio Conte reveals: This is what we needed to win against Everton

Antonio Conte has described Chelsea’s goalless draw at Everton as an “unfair result” and believes that his side deserved to win the game.

The Blues dominated proceedings at Goodison Park but could not break down a resilient Toffees back line, with goalkeeper Jordan Pickford and his defence putting in a dogged display.

Saturday’s result on Merseyside keeps Chelsea third in the Premier League table, two points behind Manchester United, but Conte was adamant that his side deserved more than just one point.

“We had 26 shots, only eight on target,” the Italian told reporters. “I think we dominated the game and lots of chances to score. I think it is an unfair result. Everton deserve credit but we deserve to win.

“Maybe Jordan Pickford was the best player for them. We dominated the game and it is a pity to drop two points.

“It is normal to drop points with a poor performance but not today. It is not simple to dominate here, we needed a bit of luck.”

Chelsea have now lost just once in their past 11 league games.

After the game, Thibaut spoke to Sky Sports about the performance that saw Chelsea drop two points,

‘Coming here was always going to be tough, they`re on a good run so we expected a tough game but we tried our best to win. Their goalkeeper made a few good saves and we had to be careful on the counter but other than a few free-kicks they didn`t have many chances.

“It`s not easy when a team falls back, I think we could`ve had more shots on target but we didn`t have a big guy up front despite lots of crosses into the box. We concentrated hard on keeping the clean sheet, which is a good thing from today of course, but we`re not happy we didn`t create the chances to score.”

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