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Pickford: Everton team spirit got us a point

Blues in hard-fought 0-0 draw away at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea FC v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

Everton are still hunting for their first away win at Stamford Bridge since 1994, but gave Chelsea a tough fight today in a 0-0 draw in the Premier League.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford played a key part in gaining the point, making a point-blank save on Alvaro Morata early in the second half.

Speaking after the game, the England number one observed -

“Coming to Stamford Bridge, they’re unbeaten in the league this season, we know it’s going to be a tough test but it shows how much we’re progressing as a group.

“The team spirit was there today and that got us a point in the end. We may have had a couple more chances but to come away with a point from Stamford Bridge against an in-form Chelsea side is a good point.”

Everton didn’t necessarily create much in the game, but Pickford was more concerned about the defence stepping up first.

“[Creating chances] is something to work on but when you defend that well sometimes it’s hard to get that break but I think as a group we dug in well.

“You’ve got everyone defending first to keep a clean sheet and we may have got that one chance but I think everyone is happy with a point.

“It shows our team spirit is quality and our group is working really hard.

“We want to progress as a group and get up the table as high as we can and it starts with team spirit. You can’t beat a clean sheet.

“We’ve got new signings this year and we’ve improved as a squad. The quality in our squad has been good and it’s a great challenge for everyone.”