Thibaut Courtois, who kept a clean sheet yesterday at Old Trafford, saw the point earned as another indication of the Blues steadily building momentum.
The goalless draw against Manchester United followed on from a 2-2 result against Watford and a win over Sunderland in the previous two matches, with the Belgian’s stunning, close-range save from Ander Herrera in the second half playing a big part in keeping the game goalless.
‘Man United wanted to win in front of their fans after their loss [against Stoke] but obviously we wanted to win as well, and at the start they were putting on high pressure against us and had some good occasions to hit posts,’ assessed Courtois after the game.
‘Without a real striker it was not easy to find depth in our game but we managed to have our chances as well, and [Man United goalkeeper] David De Gea played a very good game as well and maybe we will have to be happy with this point, but I think this team shows progression and that is good for the next games.’
Courtois highlighted the saves his Man United counterpart made against John Terry and Pedro and indicated that Nemanja Matic’s chance was the type the team were taking when in good form last season.
‘That is the thing we are in now, it is more difficult than last year, but we have all the time the support of our fans and that is what we need and like this we will progress and start winning games.
‘We are getting into a flow and a very good flow to win games.
‘Of course you cannot think it is not possible to get relegated. Obviously we don’t think to that, we look forward and I think with the dynamic we are in now and the games we are playing, soon we will start winning games.’