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Insight provided into Chelsea’s Pulisic frustration as concerning absence figures surface


Insight provided into Chelsea’s Pulisic frustration as concerning absence figures surface

Struggling Chelsea wide-man Christian Pulisic has taken centre stage online on Sunday, after being forced to sit out yet another of his side’s outings.

Sigurdsson makes the difference

Frank Lampard’s men made the trip to Goodison Park on Saturday night, for their latest Premier League outing.

The visitors headed into proceedings amid a scintillating spell of recent form, which had seen them remain unbeaten across all competitions since late September.

In turn, Chelsea were no doubt fully aware ahead of kick-off that another victory would guide them, at least temporarily, beyond both Liverpool and Tottenham to the summit of the English top-flight table.

When all was said and done on Merseyside, however, the in-form Blues finally came unstuck.

An all-round disappointing display on the part of Lampard’s outfit saw a solitary Gylfi Sigurdsson strike eventually prove enough to guide Everton to all 3 points.

The only goal of the evening came just past the 20-minute mark, when, after Edouard Mendy needlessly felled Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the away side’s box, Sigurdsson stepped up to slot away the ensuing spot-kick in confident fashion.

Chelsea, in their defence, were unlucky to strike the woodwork on a pair of occasions, first through Reece James, and later courtesy of a bending Mason Mount free-kick.

However, in truth, the Pensioners simply failed to perform at anywhere close to the level witnessed over recent weeks, with a stout Everton worthy of a hard-fought, much-needed win.

Highlights: Everton 1-0 Chelsea