football
Latest News:

A Dramatic Emirates Visit

By Gary Watton
January 3 2018

Well that was the game that was! Chelsea made a far better fist of visiting Arsenic than they did the last time. However, Antonio Conte was left to rue more dropped points in a London derby. The Blues had to cope with some typically eye-catching Arsenil attacks, and were grateful to the fine form of big Courtois who did his very best to keep their goals down to the two. However, the away team were gifted an array of openings and opportunities, and not for the first time this season, the champions proved themselves very good at missing the target when it would have been easier to score.

Chief culprit yet again was the misfiring Morata. The big guy is a colossus when he gets on the end of a cross, but he seems hopelessly at sea when presented with clear-cut openings in front of goal. Thrice the striker only had Cech to beat and three times he fluffed his lines spectacularly. Fabregas was also guilty of an equally bad miss from inside the penalty area shortly before half time. Meanwhile the erratic Bakayoko was also very flakey and timid when he got on the end of chances. He's no Michael Essien.

As for the enigma that is Morata, if he is worth almost eighty million, then what would Paul Furlong fetch in today's market? Maybe Marcus Alonso is our best bet up front, as he knows how to score with both his feet and his head. 

 

Arsenal 2 CHELSEA 2; half time: 0-0

 CHELSEA goal scorers: Hazard (penalty); Alonso

CHELSEA: Courtois; Azpilicueta; Christensen; Moses; Cahill; Bakayoko; Kante; Morata; Fabregas; Alonso; Hazard. Used substitutes: Zappacosta; Drinkwater; Willian

 

 

CHELSEA leading scorers:

Morata twelve

Hazard nine

Batshuayi seven

Willian seven

Alonso six

Pedro four

Bakayoko three

Rudiger three

View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

Chelsea FC
Arsenic
Chelsea FC (IP Logged)
03/01/2018 20:37
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing abuse@sportnetwork.net
 

Chelsea Poll

See results > Submit >>