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High press: Chelsea’s stringent weakness?

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Chelsea as a team is harboured as a duly strong, ambitious team who has already decorated itself with a distinct number of titles and trophies and has levelled Arsenal in earning their 13th consecutive wins in a single Premier League season. And which, are right now ruling the league table and, have just knocked out the Red Devils in the FA cup.

But you have to probe into for drawbacks if you really want to win over. A difficult weakness of Chelsea is their response to high press. While watching a match of the team it’s not hard to encounter its panic and struggle when it comes to the tactics.  When such a scene appears, the Blues players would strive to keep themselves on the ball, ultimately to lose them in the vulnerable back areas.

A glance at the play with Man United on Monday at the Stamford Bridge displays the same. The opposition set off with the high press that rendered Chelsea struggling. The scene would have continued long till Ander Herrera was shown red.ngolo-kante-paul-pogba-750x500

Teams famed to be adept at high pressing like Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are frequently seen to utilise this imperfection of Chelsea to overcome its dominance over other skills. Tottenham specifically, which are appreciably energetic for high press. That was what made them stay with a draw with the Blues. So what we can really see is that a team having enough energy, stamina and patience can carry on their duty with the high press to resort Chelsea in fight and contention.

Closer at the players, Gary Cahill exhibits the weakness adeptly and the same is with Marco Alonso. Alonso would react to exposure to high pressing by either making a pass to Cahill or losing the ball at all.

Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball
Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball

The right-hand side throw the same display of struggle but they are not as desponding as the left-hand side in the case, for instance, the Nigerian Victor Moses and Cesar Azpillicueta can deal it little better.

Chelsea as a team is harboured as a duly strong, ambitious team who has already decorated itself with a distinct number of titles and trophies and has levelled Arsenal in earning their 13th consecutive wins in a single Premier League season. And which, are right now ruling the league table and, have just knocked out the Red Devils in the FA cup.

But you have to probe into for drawbacks if you really want to win over. A difficult weakness of Chelsea is their response to high press. While watching a match of the team it’s not hard to encounter its panic and struggle when it comes to the tactics.  When such a scene appears, the Blues players would strive to keep themselves on the ball, ultimately to lose them in the vulnerable back areas.

A glance at the play with Man United on Monday at the Stamford Bridge displays the same. The opposition set off with the high press that rendered Chelsea struggling. The scene would have continued long till Ander Herrera was shown red.ngolo-kante-paul-pogba-750x500

Teams famed to be adept at high pressing like Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are frequently seen to utilise this imperfection of Chelsea to overcome its dominance over other skills. Tottenham specifically, which are appreciably energetic for high press. That was what made them stay with a draw with the Blues. So what we can really see is that a team having enough energy, stamina and patience can carry on their duty with the high press to resort Chelsea in fight and contention.

Closer at the players, Gary Cahill exhibits the weakness adeptly and the same is with Marco Alonso. Alonso would react to exposure to high pressing by either making a pass to Cahill or losing the ball at all.

Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball
Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball

The right-hand side throw the same display of struggle but they are not as desponding as the left-hand side in the case, for instance, the Nigerian Victor Moses and Cesar Azpillicueta can deal it little better.

Chelsea as a team is harboured as a duly strong, ambitious team who has already decorated itself with a distinct number of titles and trophies and has levelled Arsenal in earning their 13th consecutive wins in a single Premier League season. And which, are right now ruling the league table and, have just knocked out the Red Devils in the FA cup.

But you have to probe into for drawbacks if you really want to win over. A difficult weakness of Chelsea is their response to high press. While watching a match of the team it’s not hard to encounter its panic and struggle when it comes to the tactics.  When such a scene appears, the Blues players would strive to keep themselves on the ball, ultimately to lose them in the vulnerable back areas.

A glance at the play with Man United on Monday at the Stamford Bridge displays the same. The opposition set off with the high press that rendered Chelsea struggling. The scene would have continued long till Ander Herrera was shown red.ngolo-kante-paul-pogba-750x500

Teams famed to be adept at high pressing like Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs are frequently seen to utilise this imperfection of Chelsea to overcome its dominance over other skills. Tottenham specifically, which are appreciably energetic for high press. That was what made them stay with a draw with the Blues. So what we can really see is that a team having enough energy, stamina and patience can carry on their duty with the high press to resort Chelsea in fight and contention.

Closer at the players, Gary Cahill exhibits the weakness adeptly and the same is with Marco Alonso. Alonso would react to exposure to high pressing by either making a pass to Cahill or losing the ball at all.

Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball
Gary Cahill fights to take ownership of the ball

The right-hand side throw the same display of struggle but they are not as desponding as the left-hand side in the case, for instance, the Nigerian Victor Moses and Cesar Azpillicueta can deal it little better.

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