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Cesc Fabregas was introduced as a 64th minute sub v Everton.

Cesc Fabregas pinches a few yards after Chelsea were given late free-kick v Everton

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Chelsea were expected to take all three points when Everton visited Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon but they were unable to overcome the Merseyside club.

Maurizio Sarri's side were far from their best and failed to break down their plucky opponents.

Despite the disappointing draw, Chelsea are still unbeaten in their opening 12 Premier League games.

Sarri commented after the game that he believes his side had not been approaching their games right in the past few weeks.

"I think we have to sort out the problem of the approach of the match because in the last two or three matches we haven't been approaching the games right," Sarri said, per the Daily Express.

"At the beginning we moved the ball too slowly, so it is easy for the opposition to defend and impossible for us to be dangerous."

Chelsea were desperately going for all three points at the end of the game and they even bent the rules in order to do so.

After being given a free-kick roughly 35 yards out from the Everton goal in the dying moments of the game, Cesc Fabregas took it upon himself to move the ball as close to the opposition goal as possible.

Fabregas pinched a few yards from a free-kick against Everton

As the referee turned his back, Fabregas nudged the ball forward to gain a yard.

The referee then places down a marker to indicate where the free-kick will be taken.

Still not content with the position of the free-kick, the Spanish international then picked up the foam and chucked it forward to give Chelsea another yard or so.

A football fan noticed it, and it's fair to say he wasn't particularly happy with Fabregas' actions.

To be fair, Fabregas has been a little naughty here.

Nevertheless, his actions didn't come to fruition as Hazard's ball into the box was cleared and the full-time whistle was blown shortly afterwards.

Sarri went on to state that their inability to create opportunities in the last few matches is a 'little problem'.

"I don’t know [if Chelsea are ruthless enough in attack]. Usually, yes," he added.

"Not in the last three matches because as I said to my players, we created few goal opportunities in relation to how much we played.

"So in this moment maybe it’s a little problem. We have to be careful because in the last three matches you are right."

Topics:
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Maurizio Sarri
Cesc Fabregas
Eden Hazard
Everton
Chelsea

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