Aitor Karanka is the man tasked with keeping Middlesbrough in the Premier League following promotion last season.
The Boro centre-back believes his side were good value for at least a point at the Riverside.
We preview Middlesbrough's predicted line-up to face Chelsea this weekend.
Middlesbrough striker Jordan Rhodes could leave in January, with Aston Villa believed to be keen.
'Boro's Spanish forward travels to his old club Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.
The Boro manager will cross swords with the former Barcelona boss for the first time in his managerial career this weekend.
The former Boro midfielder made 63 appearances for the club between 2013 and 2015 before departing the Riverside Stadium for Huddersfield Town.
West Ham United co-owner David Gold kept his composure in the face of a Twitter troll to praise Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson.
Grant Leadbitter's absence has been keenly felt at the Riverside this season, so its no surprise Karanka is so pleased by his availability.
The Middlesbrough manager has been speaking ahead of his side's fixture against Bournemouth on Saturday.
Aitor Karanka would hardly be human if he did not regard Watford’s visit to Teesside on Sunday as a litmus test of Middlesbrough’s Premier League survival prospects.
Boro boss Aitor Karanka has a selection dilemma to contend with before naming his side to play West Ham on Saturday.
Aitor Karanka has warned Ben Gibson to concentrate solely on his Middlesbrough performances and not allow himself to become distracted by mounting talk of an England senior call-up. It would be no surprise were Sam Allardyce to name the Under-21 centre-half in his next squad, particularly as Gibson is that most prized defensive commodity – a left-footer.