The Chelsea players couldn’t hide their disappointment leaving the pitch at Stamford Bridge last night.
They would have known that they could have and should have beaten current league leaders Tottenham last night.
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The game ended goalless, but it was Chelsea who dominated the with the lion’s share of possession (61%).
At the end of the day though, a point and a clean sheet against top of the league is certainly not a bad result, and the Chelsea players are pleased for that at least.
Ben Chilwell had another good game in a Chelsea shirt, but hearts were in mouth’s late on when he looked to have rolled his ankle and went down in agony.
But he looked to run it off and appeared to be OK at the end of the game.
He has provided fans with a positive update on this, and has been speaking about a lack of individual brilliance in the Spurs match, via the Chelsea website.
“I was desperate to carry on [after the knock] and thankfully I ran it off. It’s fine now so I’m just looking forward to recovering and hopefully playing again in midweek.
“I spoke to a few of the Tottenham boys [after the game] and we all felt it was pretty tight. It was on a bit of a knife-edge and needed a bit of brilliance from an individual to go and win the game.
“Mason’s strike might have done it but it was a great save. Both teams were tactically pretty good and, as much as we’d have liked to have won the game, it was important not to lose either.
“We’re happy with a clean sheet against a great strike force like theirs because we know how good they are. Kane and Son are very clinical going forward and the link-up play between them is very good so we’re happy with nullifying them both.
“When you’re battling up the top, you don’t want to give them points and they don’t want to give you points. We wanted to win but we’ll take the draw – we’ve got to be happy with that.
“I don’t know if it was entertaining to watch but I found it pretty entertaining on the pitch because it was two good teams who were tactically very good on the day. I’d have loved for us to win the game at Stamford Bridge against our rivals but for myself and the rest of the defence, the clean sheet is really important for us moving forward.”