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Patrice Evra: Chelsea lacked ambition

August 27, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra believes Chelsea showed they were playing for a draw at Old Trafford on Monday by not selecting a specialist striker.

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GettyImagesPatrice Evra helped keep Chelsea at bay at Old Trafford.

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Evra feels Mourinho only wanted to secure a point and did not show any real attacking intent.

The Chelsea manager deployed winger Andre Schurrle alone in attack for the first hour before bringing on a regular centre-forward, Fernando Torres.

But Evra was frustrated that United, who had more possession and attempts at goal, could not manage a breakthrough.

“We should create more chances is the only thing I can say," he told Sky Sports News. "The positive thing is we didn't concede a goal, Chelsea didn't create any really dangerous chances.

"The way they come to Old Trafford playing without a striker I don't think Mourinho was wanting to win that game, maybe he was looking for a draw.

"We should create more chances to win the game and the night would be perfect. I can say we look really fit, all the lads did a hard job. It was not easy and we keep going until the end because we want to win."

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