Everton continued their unbeaten run under new manager Sam Allardyce on Saturday, earning a hard-fought point at home to Chelsea in the English Premier League.
A determined defensive performance from the Toffees frustrated the away side, who had to settle for a 0-0 scoreline despite pushing and pushing for the winning goal.
At the heart of the earned point against last season’s champions was Jordan Pickford, who produced an excellent goalkeeping performance to shut out Antonio Conte’s side. He saved well from Pedro in the first half and denied Eden Hazard in the second 45 minutes, tipping a low drive wide of the post.
Everton fans were left delighted by his performance with some even dubbing him the ‘signing of the season’. Former boss Ronald Koeman may not have got every one of his summer signings right, but it certainly looks like Pickford was an inspired acquisition.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his Saturday showing…
Say it every single week.
Pickford is a monster between the sticks#EFC
— Brother Smith (@brothersmith76) December 23, 2017
Pickford was man of the match for me. #EFC
— Señor Azul (@senor_azul1878) December 23, 2017
A big point at home. Pickford is the signing of the season, while DCL worked tirelessly up front. #efc
— David Moore (@morteinmooie) December 23, 2017
Pickford is a fantastic keeper. Best English keeper by a mile. #efc
— Mark English (@rulitos14) December 23, 2017
— Milton Link (@lebd618) December 23, 2017
Jordan Pickford's distribution is absolutely world class. #efc
— Tom (@tjp1989) December 23, 2017
Super Ronny koeman may have wasted an obscene amount of money in the summer but every penny spent on Pickford was worth it. #efc
— James Oakley (@mikesglove) December 23, 2017
— Paul Nowak (@nowak_paul) December 23, 2017
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