A very slow opening quarter of an hour saw Chelsea concede after a series of defensive lapses and unfortunate bounces. From then on, the home side controlled the rest of the half. Eden Hazard pulled his side level just right minutes after Dwight Gayle’s goal. Alvaro Morata would join his strike partner on the scoresheet just after the half-hour mark to give Chelsea the lead.
It was more of the same in the second half as the Blues dominated possession. Hazard cheekily chipped in a penalty (won by Victor Moses) for his second of the game to secure the important three points.
- It wasn’t the most glamorous of performances, but it’s job done against a tricky opponent.
- The win extends Chelsea’s league unbeaten run to seven straight games.
- After a shaky opening, the five-man back line held up well led by the constantly improving Andreas Christensen.
- Eden could’ve had at least four if not for some misfortune.
- Will Morata ever get a foul whistled for him in the box? At this rate, it’s questionable.
- Next Up: Chelsea host Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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