When Idrissa Gueye went to the ground just minutes after the halftime break, Everton fans the world over held their breath. It didn’t look like much, but he sat down holding his hamstring and it looked like the brilliant rearguard action that had kept the game scoreless would now end.
Yet somehow, Everton held on to the 0-0 scoreline and got a point against a Chelsea squad that was inspired by a brilliant Eden Hazard. Gueye himself was so good on the day that the Belgian was forced to go wide to get any kind of joy against the Toffees.
After the game, manager Sam Allardyce said that Gueye could miss up to four games, adding that he had enough players injured anyway.
Luckily for the Blues, Morgan Schneiderlin had one of his best ever games in a blue jersey and could hold the backline for a couple more games. Beni Baningime has shown that he is capable of playing at this level too and luckily the next two opponents are West Bromwich Albion and AFC Bournemouth - could have been much worse.
Here’s hoping to a quick recovery for our Senegalese midfield destroyer!