Chelsea played four Premier League games during the month of January, scoring just five goals total. But a good percentage of those goals, 40 to be precise, were strikes of the highest, most excellent quality and technique, and both of those have now been rightly recognized by nominations for the January Goal of the Month award.
First up is Mateo Kovačić, who volleyed Chelsea back into the game against Liverpool at the start of the month. Kova doesn’t score many to begin with, which makes this rare strike of immaculate technique — while moving backwards! — even more outstanding.
Kovacic's stunner is one of two Chelsea strikes up for the Goal of the Month award!— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 27, 2022
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Then there is Hakim Ziyech, the much maligned Hakim Ziyech, painting a literal masterpiece to hang in the Louvre, or at least in the very top corner of Hugo Lloris’ net. Not sure you can place a ball any more perfectly — nothing but net! This one’s a bit fresher in our minds, but don’t let that distract you.
Put it in the @MuseeLouvre. https://t.co/OkPwm7XjsW pic.twitter.com/oz6kgZAlCG— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 24, 2022
Other contenders include ... it doesn’t matter who the other contenders are actually!
Vote for either Kovačić or Ziyech here.
Just as good, every single time!— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 27, 2022
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Eight incredible @PremierLeague goals in January... but which one deserves to take the crown?— Budweiser Football (@budfootball) January 27, 2022
Tell us your winner of the Budweiser Goal of the Month pic.twitter.com/gQ6uzszjqF