Everton players celebrated in the 12th round of the Premier League against Chelsea at home (1: 0) and thus broke the terrible series of Frank Lampard's team. Few expected the Blues to eventually stumble upon Goodison Park, although the Caramels have proven to be a serious team this season.
The injury of James Rodriguez significantly raised the chances of the team from London before yesterday's visit to Liverpool, but the players of Carlo Ancelotti, thanks to a goal by Gilfi Sigurdsson won against Chelsea.
The Blues circled around the rival's penalty area for most of the match, Mount hit the crossbar and the post, Jordan Pickford was in a great mood, so the host endured, and after the game, the experienced Ancelotti had only words of praise for his defense, which did a good job against one of the league’s most potent attacks.
"We needed a performance like this and these points. The performance was very good. You can't beat Chelsea without a good game. Defensively we were very good. We didn't allow them too many opportunities. I think we were very well organized with defenders and midfielders.
The team fought superbly, "said the Italian expert. Chelsea tied nine matches without losing in the league until the match at Goodison, a triumph would at least briefly lead them to the top of the table and put pressure on Liverpool and Tottenham, but Everton prevented it.
Frank Lampard believes that his players had the opportunity to win at least one point away, and he also defended goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy, who was guilty of the penalty from which the Caramels reached the triumph.
Lampard on the game
"I think we could have gotten something out of the game, but we didn't manage to get to the goal.
We had a chance to win at least one point, but we weren't at the desired level. Since we conceded the goal we found ourselves in trouble and didn't do enough to get them" "Eduard has been fantastic since he came, I don't think this was just his fault.
The mentality of the whole team was not good. When you give them a starting advantage at this stadium, it's very difficult. It wasn't us after a long time," Lampard said After a great start, the team from London has grown into one of the main favorites to win the title, but Lampard does not want that role.
The former national team player claims that his team needs time. "I keep reading that we have the strongest team in the league and it's not very clear to me. The teams that won titles in previous years had teams full of wings that score a lot of goals, while we are an emerging team.
We will have games like this. I don't like them, but we have to respond strongly, "said Frank Lampard. Chelsea will play against Wolverhampton on Tuesday (19.00), a day later Everton will play against Leicester (19.00) at the King Power Stadium in the 13th round.