Chelsea FC
Goal Shy
By Gary Watton
October 4 2018

The Blues secured their second successive triumph in this tournament, with a clean sheet too, but they made extremely hard work of overcoming their Hungarian opponents. It took until deep into the second half for the misfiring misfit that is Morata to finally score from close range. He really needs to poach more goals in such circumstances, but evidently he doesn't. Still, his puny total of two goals this season are two more than Olivier Giroud, the great bearded tit. Anyhow, in spite of missing a host of chances, the home team look well-placed to qualify for the knockout stages of this competition. However, it is a matter of some concern for their domestic ambitions if they struggle to score, without relying always upon the red-hot Hazard.

CHELSEA 1 MOL Vidi 0; half time: 0-0

Goal scorer: Morata

CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Cahill; Christensen; Emerson; Zappacosta; Fabregas; Loftus-Cheek; Morata; Willian; Pedro; Kovacic. Used substitutes: Hazard; Barkley; Moses

 

LEADING SCORERS:

Hazard seven

Pedro three

Morata two

Willian two

Alonso one

Emerson one

Jorginho one

Kante one