Everton boss Marco Silva says his side were the best team on the pitch in yesterday’s goalless draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and deserved to win.
Instead, he watched his side frustrated by a lack of a cutting edge in front of goal as the Blues hit the woodwork twice in a game that could have seen the Blues lead the way in the chase for seventh place.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who has led the line well over the last few weeks, cut a frustrated figure up front as chances were hard to come by, and his late replacement Cenk Tosun experienced a similar level of frustration as Everton conspired to draw a blank for the second away game in a row.
Silva had said that he didn’t feel the defeat away at Fulham showed that his Everton side were inconsistent, but it would be hard to argue anything other than inconsistency after demolishing Manchester United 4-0 at home and failing to register at Crystal Palace.
He told the BBC, “No doubt we were the best team on the pitch. We deserved the three points. From the first minute, we tried everything,” said the Everton manager..
“We had chances to score but we have to be more clinical. It’s something we keeping working to achieve. The most important thing is that we did everything. The connections between the players are coming more easily.”