A better second half, or certainly at least a more controlled one from Chelsea, but nothing doing on the scoreboard.
That’s now three (3!!) 0-0s in a row, which is surely a rather rare achievement — even if we consider that each one happened in a different competition. Fourth straight draw overall as well, which may be almost equally as rare.
Chelsea just not good enough today in either half, and probably lucky to not concede in the first-half.
Waiting for the team to snap out of this. Maybe on Wednesday?
- Clean sheet!
- 3-5-2 again, with a slightly rejigged defence for whatever reason (Rudi-Cahill-Azpi). Midfield three of Fabregas-Kante-Bakayoko.
- Forced into an early change to replace the injured Cahill with Christensen, Conte then made the bold, necessary double-change just before the hour-mark to switch to the 3-4-3.
- Chilwell’s yellow obviously a game-changer (in terms of match flow, in any case). No doubt about the second yellow, despite the announcer’s moaning (been a while since we’ve got to complain about Tony Gale, in fairness).
- Next up: Norwich City FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday