Chelsea failed to score in a match at Stamford Bridge for the first time this season as Everton held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday.

Marcos Alonso struck the post and a slew of saves from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford also frustrated Chelsea, which came into the game with the second-most goals in the league under attack-minded coach Mauricio Sarri.

Chelsea dropped to third place and two points behind Liverpool after 12 games, but remained unbeaten.

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, right, scores a disallowed goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata, right, scores a disallowed goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Colombia center back Yerry Mina made his debut for Everton and was part of a strong defensive effort by the visitors, who look a tougher proposition now that their new coach, Marco Silva, has had three months working on the team’s shape and style.

Everton’s only loss in in its last seven games has come at Manchester United.

Referee Kevin Friend, right, discusses with Everton's Yerry Mina, center, and Chelsea's Alvaro Morata during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Referee Kevin Friend, right, discusses with Everton’s Yerry Mina, center, and Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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Source: The Associated Press

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