Another disappointing game for Chelsea, another goalless draw, the fourth one in a row if we consider the FA Cup and the League Cup, where the Blues obtained two 0-0 against Norwich City and Arsenal.
Stamford Bridge boos its disappointment after the final whistle after witnessing another deplorable performance and thanks Thibaut Courtois for keeping a clean sheet against a team that, especially in the first half, played for the three points and had more chances: his save on Ndidi in the first part was unbelievable.
Antonio Conte even tried a desperate move when, with no substitutions left after Gary Cahill was forced out with a hamstring injury at 33′, when he replaced Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas, both irritating and lacking of pace in this game, with Willian and Pedro trying to give a boost to the team.
Chelsea also had the advantage to play 11 vs 10 for more than 20 minutes after Ben Chilwell was sent out for double booking at 68′ but hey didn’t use it.
The only real dangerous chance of their game in the last seconds of injury time, when Marcos Alonso tried the match-point on a free-kick that was brilliantly saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
A very nervous Alvaro Morata failed to impress again, seeming to have lost his feeling with the goal.
With this draw the Blues maintain third position in the league with 47 points but should Liverpool win against Manchester City – still leading with 62 points- they will catch them.
Manchester United, now second with the Blues same points, will play against Stoke City on Monday night.
Chelsea will have their chance to redeem themselves in front of their fans in FA Cup third round replay against Norwich City on next Wednesday night.