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They all say the same thing about Everton's Jordan Pickford after Chelsea's appearance



A robust defensive performance saw Everton disappointing the unbeaten Chelsea as they fought a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The side of Maurizio Sarris would have reached the top of the Premier League table with a victory, at least temporarily, but with the international England Jordan Pickford in inspired form and Yerry Mina to attract his first Blues start, there was no way by Marco Silva's men gained a remarkable share of looting.

Everton is now in ninth place at the Premier League table titled November International Break, having lost just one of the last six league games and this is the result of the national media performance.

The Daily Mirror John Cross was full of praise for the "brilliant" Pickford after the final whistle.

He writes: The Guardian of Everton Jordan Pirford was certainly a man-of-the-fight with a series of brilliant, spectacular saves especially from the Chelsea attack left behind by Marcos Alonso.

Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pirford (left) is saving during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London.
Everton's goalkeeper Jordan Pirford (left) is saving during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London.

This was a game that Everton would have lost in the past, but they stood firmly and defied Chelsea at every turn.

In truth with Everton, this was not just about the huge Chelsea finish. He was also very good, strong disciplined to defend the visitors.

Marco Silva had a very well bored Everton, he is harder to beat and is no longer a gentle touch portrayed by the theatrical lines of the manager.

All the reaction to the Everton draw at Stamford Bridge is HERE

Michael Jones's the independent also praised Blues' defensive efforts in the stalemate when he took note of the change in Goodison Park from the summer arrival of Silva.

He writes: Colombian Center back Yerry Mina made his debut for Everton and was part of a strong defensive effort by visitors who consider a tougher proposition now that their new coach, Marco Silva, had three months for shape and style of the group.

Yerry Mina and Alvaro Morata react during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Everton FC at Stamford Bridge on November 11, 2018

Meanwhile, he said about Pickford's performance: He stopped Alonso's volley with a dive outside to keep things level in the first half and was under serious pressure in the second half, but he did some stellar savings to keep a clean sheet.

The resilience of Toffees was again highlighted by Daily star Mark Taylor, as he praised his "wonderful fight".

He writes: Visitors to Marco Silva will undoubtedly leave Stamford Bridge the happiest of both sides to be only the fourth team to force Chelsea to eliminate points of this term.

The Toffees made a great match to maintain their position on the margins of a Europa League qualifying round.

Winger Bernard could claim all three points for the Merseysiders, but the unmarked Brazilian could only hit the lines just a few feet away from Chelsea's goal to get the best chance of his rival team.

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Patric Ridge's Goal.com acknowledged Pickford's efforts to help Everton win a share of the spoils.

He writes: Jordan Pickford was in good shape as Chelsea was detained in a disappointing homeless draw at home in Everton on Sunday.

England goalkeeper was Toffees' star with a number of excellent stops as Chelsea missed the chance to reach the Premier League top over Liverpool, with Manchester City being able to regain the top spot with at least one point against of Manchester United.

Marco Silva's team narrowed well for Chelsea, but when the blues made the Everton ranks, they found England Pickford goalkeeper in top form.

Meanwhile, Kris Holland's BBC Sport believes that Silva will be very pleased with his side work from Stamford Bridge.

Everton manager Marco Silva during the Premier League match at Stamford Bridge in London

He writes: Marco Silva's Merseysiders will not be dissatisfied with their work in the afternoon and will enter the international break this month having lost only one of the last six games of the championship.

Silva will certainly be pleased with Yerry Mina's colloquial summer signature on his full debut.

The £ 27m man came to the side of loanee Kurt Zouma, who was not able to play against the parent club and put the defense of the visitors with the stop of a player who started his 100th start.

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And while Pickford's attempts at the goals were impressive and worthy of special praise, Everton had not been cut off by Sarri's titles, with impressive appearances on their backs.

The Silva side could have taken all three points to end a 28-year wait for a victory at Stamford Bridge when Bernard played just over six meters from the goal just to stumble and hit his attempt .

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And finally, ECHO Phil Kirkbride himself believes that although it was not the best performance, it was Everton's most important result within Silva so far.

He writes: There were hugs and highs of five for teams of Marco Silva to find as he went to the full-time stadium.

The players pushed air fists in front of the fans at End Shed, handed their shirts and then applauded them for their support.

Everton did not pull out with a 0-0 game but the significance of the result here against a strong and dangerous side of Chelsea – and the pointer he set for this growing team, was worthy of the loose satisfaction engraved on faces in the end.

This was not the best performance of the Silva era, the fuller, finer or cohesive but it was the greatest result.


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