Against Everton, Chelsea’s performance didn’t quite live up to expectations.
They huffed, and they puffed but they couldn’t quite blow the Everton defensive house down.
Whereas, on Thursday night against Bate Borisov in Belarus, the woodwork had come to Chelsea’s rescue, against Everton it was to thwart us on this occasion with a shot from Marcus Alonso only being kept out by the upright.
On other occasions, Chelsea may play worse and win, such is life when it comes to this sport of ours.
However, the 0-0 draw sees Chelsea remain unbeaten this season and in touch with the leading duo of Manchester City and Liverpool, although dropping two home points, against Everton, has seen the gap between ourselves and City extend to four points.
But, perhaps, the one point we should emphasise regarding the draw against Everton is that Maurizio Sarri has put his name in the record books.
In starting the season with a twelve-game unbeaten run, Sarri has beaten the long-standing record of eleven games held by the former Nottingham Forest boss, Frank Clark, a record that has stood since 1994.
Our congratulations go to Maurizio on a fine achievement.