Vellios strike a Toffees positive

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Everton defender Phil Jagielka was full of praise for Apostolos Vellios after the young Greek striker scored in defeat against Chelsea.

The 19-year-old forward slotted home with his first touch after coming off the bench at Stamford Bridge, adding respectability to the scoreline as David Moyes' side went down 3-1 in west London.

And, whilst Jagielka was disappointed with the final result, he's sure the teenager will take great confidence after scoring his second goal for the club.

"There aren't that many positives but Tolis scoring will breed confidence with him and you know how it is with strikers and goals," Jagielka told Everton TV online.

"That was a positive and Roy (Royston Drenthe) set him up so it's good for him to get a few minutes as well."

The England international could do little to prevent the Blues overpowering his side late on Saturday, with Daniel Sturridge, John Terry and Ramires putting Andre Villas-Boas' side in a commanding position.


It was the first period which annoyed Jagielka most, with the centre back believing his side left themselves too much to do after allowing their opponents time and space to create headed goals before the break.

"You can't give a team like Chelsea a 2-0 head start and hope to get anything out of the game," Jagielka continued.

"It was always going to be an uphill test after that. As soon as they were 2-0 up we had to go and chase the game and we got caught with a few too many players up the pitch and they picked us off."

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