Ancelotti heaps praise on Iwobi for his role in win over Chelsea


Carlo Ancelotti has praised Alex Iwobi and his midfield teammates for their hardwork which helped Everton to a 1-0 win against Chelsea on Saturday.

Iwobi and his colleagues were outstanding in the middle of the park as they overcame the Blues to win on home soil for the first time since 3rd October.

A Gylfi Sigurdsson first half penalty was the difference between both teams in Saturday’s last fixture.
And Ancelotti is pleased with his midfielders for their battling display.

“[I’m] really pleased,” Ancelotti said of the 1-0 win. “In front of our supporters; they were only 2,000 [but] we are really happy for them. They have seen a good match for Everton who played well with fantastic spirit.

“Their impact [of the fans] was really strong. We were really pleased.They supported us. It’s really important to have supporters — it’s totally a different environment.

“Defensively, we did really well; it was fantastic from our midfielders — Allan, Doucouré, Sigurdsson, Iwobi. They worked really hard. The team sacrificed, but that was the target to sacrifice because against a top team like Chelsea you have to sacrifice.

“They did really well and after that [with] our counter-attack we were really dangerous. We didn’t concede a lot of opportunities and I think we deserved to win.”

Iwobi has found a way back into the Everton starting 11 after appearing to have been frozen out at the start of the season, but he’s now been a regular over the past few weeks featuring as a right wing back.

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