Chelsea News: Kai Havertz secured 3 points for his “boring” Chelsea in Stamford Bridge with his first goal of the season. Ben Chilwell scored also scored once and created the chance for the Blues’ winning goal.
The game showed a defensive tactical approach from both sides, as West Ham suffered another loss this season. Both clubs were heavy spenders in the summer transfer window, and fans were expecting more from them.
The London Blues has started their season with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 2 losses out of 6 English Premier League matches. They are currently 5th on the table.
Their London rival, West Ham United are at the bottom 3 of the table with just 4 points. They have suffered 4 losses out of 6 matches.
Blues began with their usual 3-4-3 formation, as Pulisic and Gallagher started from the wing with Sterling up front. Chelsea‘s record-signing defender Wesley Fofana also made his debut.
Moyes’ West Ham side built their team with a 4-2-3-1 formation, and Brazilian international Paqueta made his debut.
During the first half, nothing much happened except Pulisic’s deflected shot in the 26th minute.
In the second half, the first meaningful attempt came from West Ham’s Bowen. The first goal came from Hammers’ Antonio in the 61st minute. Chelsea‘s game changed after Chilwell came from the bench. He scored the equalizer in the 75th minute.
He also created the chance for Havertz’s winner in the 87th minute. Before Chelsea‘s second goal, Cornet’s shot hit the frame in the 86th minute of the game. VAR saved Chelsea‘s day as Cornet’s 89th-minute equalizer was denied for Bowen’s challenge on Mendy.
Tuchel’s Chelsea side dominated in possession with 68 percent with 87% passing accuracy. They made just 3 shots on target out of 8 shots.
David Moyes’ men were less dominant in possession with just 32 percent of the possession. They had the same number of shots on target as Chelsea.
Though Blues won the game, their struggle in front of the goal was simply visible. Tuchel’s tactics were also criticised by former Aston Villa forward, Gabby Agbonlahor. Speaking on Talksport, He spoke: “I don’t like watching them play”; and also added on the Blues’ style of play as “They’re boring, boring Chelsea.”
London derby was a vital Home win for Tuchel’s side, and he has still left a lot of work to improve his team. They have spent a lot to finish in the top four, and the Chelsea owner has backed Tuchel by bringing in some of the biggest names in his team.
Thomas Tuchel‘s Chelsea has the next fixture of facing newly promoted Premier League side, Fulham at Craven Cottage. The match will be aired on Saturday of 10th September.
David Moyes‘ struggling West Ham United will meet Newcastle United on their Home ground on Sunday.
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