Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford exceeded expectations before watching England coach Gareth Southgate as Sam Allardyce’s men extended their unbeaten rushed to seven games.
With Wayne Rooney missing through disease, Everton doused up a lot of weight from Antonio Conte’s men with Pickford influencing incredible stops to deny Eden and Pedro twice.
What’s more, captain Phil Jagielka tidied up the line twice in a similar attack and Everton got away when Ashley Williams headed against his own particular goalpost.
While Conte will be satisfied with his third-put side’s general action – Everton neglected to enlist a solitary shot on target – the guests missed suspended striker Alvaro Morata with Hazard playing as a false No 9 for the vast majority of the game until Michy Batshuayi went ahead for the last 20 minutes.
An influenza bug made Rooney to miss the game, however Williams and Mason Holgate made it among the substitutes.
Allardyce endeavored to battle Chelsea by pushing Idrissa Gueye ahead of time of Morgan Schneiderlin, planning to put weight on N’Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko.
MATCH FACTS AND STATS
Pickford 7.5; Kenny 6, Jagielka 8, Keane 6.5, Martina 6; Schneiderlin 6; Lennon 6 (Sandro 45 6), Gueye 7.5 (Baningime 51 6), Davies 6.5 (Williams 45 7), Sigurdsson 6; Calvert-Lewin 6
Subs not used: Robles, Niasse, Holgate, Bolasie, Niasse
Booked: Calvert-Lewin 10, Martina 21, Keane 57
Courtois 6; Azpilicueta 6.5, Christiansen 6, Rudiger 6.5; Moses 6.5 (Zappacosta 81 6), Kante 7, Bakayoko 6.5, Alonso 7; Pedro 6.5 (Fabregas 63 6), Hazard 6.5, Willian 6.5 (Batshuayi 70 6.5)
Subs not used: Caballero, Drinkwater, Cahill, Hudson-Odoi
Ref: Bobby Madley 6.5.
In any case, Chelsea will feel despite everything they had enough of the ball to have come back to London with the points.
Everton’s old player was 35-year-old Jagielka beginning his first game under Allardyce.
After Hazard had whipped a perilous ball into the Everton box, Jagielka was hanging in the balance to obstruct Bakayoko’s shot after it had beaten goalkeeper Pickford. What’s more, when Willian followed up the bounce back, a similar player was there to clear once more.