Analysis

David Luiz: We gave everything

David Luiz says the team will continue to fight in order to stay near the top of the Premier League table.

The Blues are currently third following yesterday’s goalless draw with Everton at the Bridge, a game in which a host of chances were passed up by the Blues in the second half.

David Luiz felt we were the better team, but the Brazilian admitted it was a tough afternoon.

‘We controlled the game,’ he said. ‘The marking from Everton was amazing. They blocked the space in the middle so we didn’t have a lot of combinations in the middle and from the sides, and in the end they were a bit lucky because we tried to score but didn’t score.

‘We did everything to try to win. Sometimes it’s possible, sometimes it’s not, and we’re still there, trying to be at the top of the table so we’re going to fight until the end.’

 

Although there was no shortage of physicality in the opening 45 minutes, David Luiz felt as though the quality within both squads, from a football perspective, was more significant.

‘A bit, not really,’ said the defender, when asked if the game in the first half was too physical. ‘I think both teams have more players to play football than to play physical, with power and strength.’

All in all, it was a frustrating afternoon for the Blues, who created a host of chances after the break, with Maurizio Sarri’s side unable to make the most of their dominance.

‘Most of the teams now come here with two lines and trying to lock us up so it’s up to us to find the way to score,’ said David Luiz.

 

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