Graham Potter was full of praise for Wesley Fofana’s display in the draw between Chelsea and Everton.
The Blues went into Saturday looking to stretch a three-game winning streak, but they dropped two points in a Premier League fixture.
Ellis Simms rescued a 2-2 draw for Everton this weekend with his 89th minute equaliser.
Chelsea can be pleased that both Joao Felix and Kai Havertz scored, the latter finding the net for the third game in a row.
However, it may now feel like a long international break for supporters after watching the team slump to another disappointing league results.
Chelsea’s head coach thinks there were still plenty of positives despite the result.
In particular, he singled out Fofana for immense praise.
Potter explained that the 22-year-old centre-back was great defensively and on the ball.
He did have to substitute him off late on with fatigue, though.
“[Wesley] Fofana was fantastic, defended well, drove the game but he had to come off with fatigue with his hamstring. He took responsibility. Lots of positives from the performance as a team and individually but there is a sour feeling when you don’t get the three points,” Potter told Match of the Day.
This was yet another really eye-catching performance from Fofana, who will now join up with France’s senior squad.
The young defender once again looked imperious on the pitch and Chelsea fans are really growing to love him.
He was no-nonsense and authorative out of possession against Everton. Meanwhile, he also looked to make things happen with the ball at his feet.
Chelsea fans are starting to love these trademark dribbles from Fofana, who does have a bit of licence to do that when he plays on the right of a back three.
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