Former Blues defender Frank Leboeuf has blamed Edouard Mendy and Thiago Silva for Everton’s goal in the first half.
New first-team goalkeeper Edouard Mendy conceded a spot-kick in the first half when he clattered into Dominic Calvert-Lewin which was then converted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Lebouef believes both Mendy and Silva were at fault for Everton’s goal in Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat on Saturday.
‘I think Chelsea did well in the middle of the park in terms of possession of the ball but they were bad defensively,’ Leboeuf told ESPN FC.
‘We saw that penalty that Mendy conceded but I think I will put Thiago Silva guilty for the penalty as well because he didn’t attack the ball, he was hesitating, he thought that Mendy would go out which he did but too late.
‘Then offensively with the last pass or one before the last they weren’t very accurate.
‘I was very in a way upset with the way Chelsea played because it reminded me the way we were playing with Chelsea at the time I was at the club where we didn’t know the fighting spirit.
‘And they faced a fantastic Everton fighting spirit, they knew maybe technically they were not as good as Chelsea but they had the fighting spirit, the tactics from the Italian expert [Carlo Ancelotti] and they did everything they had to do to avoid any kind of problems.
‘Of course, Chelsea hit the bar and the post twice. But they didn’t deserve to win Chelsea and they could’ve played two hours without scoring a goal.’
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