Chelsea drop points as Everton earn draw at the Bridge


"You don't want to sit around and wait for it you want to play straight away - that's why we play football".

While the draw was certainly a huge blow for Maurizio Sarri and his men but after the game, the Italian has managed to set a unique record with the Blues. I think it's not important if you score 25 or 30 goals, it's important you help the team to win.

When December finishes, Chelsea then play Southampton on 2nd January, and Sarri will be hoping his squad can emerge in good shape for the second half of the season.

This season saw a much changed Everton approach with high pressing and a determination to play football rather than stifle the opposition, something which has pleased Evertonians.

"I think for the supporters as well, when they come to see our matches, it's good because we enjoy playing and we have had some very good performances with the ball". He is being assessed at Cobham but should be fit to begin against Everton on Sunday, albeit with Maurizio Sarri and the club's medical staff monitoring his work-load with nine games scheduled for December.

"But three matches is a very short time, so I don't know".

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"We can rotate a lot", he said.

"For me that would be better", said Hazard.

Hazard has previously spoken of his daily quandary over his future, whether to extend his Chelsea contract which expires in June 2020, or seek a "dream" move to Real Madrid.

And Sarri, who has become the first manager to have gone unbeaten in the first 12 Premier League games, has acknowledged that Chelsea's persistently sluggish starts are a concern.

Hazard has won two Premier League titles, the Europa League, the FA Cup and the League Cup since his move to Chelsea FC from Lille in 2012.

There is interest in the Lyon attacker from Bayer Munich too (h/t Sun), and Sarri wanted to know if he would have the first refusal for the player.