Carlo Ancelotti says he’s still feeling positive about Everton’s top six chances even though they dropped points to Aston Villa.
The Toffees travelled to Villa Park on Thursday evening with the hope of taking an important three points.
But they were held by some dogged defending from Dean Smith’s men, leaving them in eighth place on 56 points.
Tyrone Mings almost opened the scoring in the first half. Douglas Luiz crossed for the England defender, who failed to keep his header on target.
After the break, Ben Godfrey threw himself at a free-kick and forced a near-post save from Emi Martinez.
The Toffees did well to keep the returning Jack Grealish at bay, as the Villa skipper rarely got near their box.
Andre Gomes saw a late effort blocked by substitute Ahmed Elmohamady.
Speaking after the draw, Ancelotti told