The reaction to Chelsea’s win against Everton has been pretty negative, despite the team picking up the 3 points.
It was an ugly game from both teams, Chelsea couldn’t find any attacking fluency, and only came away with a win because they got a penalty.
But Gary Neville – who isn’t afraid to be critical of the Blues – was looking on the bright side. He gave the team great credit for winning what he called an awkward game.
“Chelsea, I think it was really important for them to get over the line in a difficult one. It was always going to be awkward. Everton not having their strongest team out was obviously a factor in that as well. But Chelsea had a little bit of instability in pre-season. It has been highlighted by me and others. It was so important for them to get that win.” the Sky pundit said in quotes picked up by Football.London.
It was indeed an awkward game, for a number of reasons. It was an away game at a stadium where we’ve really struggled in recent years, and we were using a half baked team short on match fitness and with new signings playing within days of signing.
Perhaps we should all be looking on the bright side like Gary, and just being pleased we got a rare 3 points from Goodison Park, despite a poor performance?