raham Potter lamented the “cheap” targets Chelsea gave away after Everton twice got here fron behind to attract 2-2 at Stamford Bridge, however insisted the efficiency was a “step forward” from his facet.
After a goalless first half, the match burst into life within the second half when Joao Felix calmly discovered the nook through the publish.
Abdoulaye Doucoure equalised late on, however Kai Havertz scored from the penalty spot with what appeared like being the winner. Everton had the final giggle, although, when substitute Ellis Simms earned the Toffees a draw and ended Chelsea’s three-game successful streak by scoring within the 89th minute.
“To be cheap with the goals we conceded is frustrating,” Potter admitted afterwards. “The boys are disappointed [and] frustrated because they think they put a lot into the game.
“Ultimately we’re really, really frustrated because we can’t concede the goals that we did and expect to win the game.”
The Chelsea supervisor added: “Ultimately we haven’t defended well enough. I think result-wise it was a step back because we wanted to win. But performance-wise it was a step forward because we attacked well. The feeling is frustration because we’ve dropped points.”
In latest weeks, Chelsea had turned the tide after their woeful type below Potter, with three wins in a row this month over Leeds, Borussia Dortmund and Leicester easing the stress on their supervisor. However Everton’s last-gasp draw means Chelsea now head into the worldwide break with their momentum halted considerably.
Potter was impressed by Sean Dyche’s facet, saying: “You have to credit Everton. They do what they do well. They ask you questions, but I think most of the game we controlled well — as much as you can.”
The Blues don’t play once more now till Saturday April 1, after they host Aston Villa, who’re stage on factors with Potter’s facet.
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