Everton boss Allardyce: Chelsea point down to desire, not luck

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Gueye had been on every of Everton's 19 starting lineup in the Premier League this season and leaving the pitch against the Blues was his fourth time.

"I think we dominated the game and had lots of chances to score".

'I think there is nothing to explain, ' snapped Conte, who has started the Belgian global only three times in 18 months in the Premier League.

Previously, Conte has preferred to fill the gap by employing Eden Hazard as a false nine and he is expected to do that once again. We played this way with great personality, intensity and concentration.

And Allardyce admits there was plenty of positives to Everton's play as they shut out the Blues at Goodison Park.

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'Don't forget Michy is coming back from an injury (foot). "It is a pity to drop two points against Everton". We didn't look like we were going to get beat, and that's what we want as a team.

Despite his disappointment Conte was pleased with Chelsea's performance against a rejuvenated Everton who are unbeaten in six games, five of them under new manager Sam Allardyce.

Antonio Conte is keen on bringing in a versatile forward player for Chelsea in the January transfer window, according to reports in the British media.

"Defensively you can't knock the team whatsoever in terms of the effort, commitment and organisation to keep such a talented side at bay".

The result today saw Everton maintaining their 9th position in the League, with Chelsea, also staying third 3rd, 13 points behind runaway leaders Man City, who will play later today.