Chelsea FC
A Five-Goal 'Reaction'
By Gary Watton
February 3 2019

Apparently this thrashing against the worst team in the league was a 'reaction' to the horrible thumping at Bournemouth. Although the Blues end up with a plus one goal deficit from the last two fixtures, there is a complete futility about the ludicrous cycle of defeat followed by a 'reaction', then soon after another setback followed by yet another tiresome 'reaction'. Unless a reaction metamorphoses into a prolonged run of at least a dozen matches unbeaten or at least six wins on the spin, then this victory represents little more than a false dawn. With three matches against the Manchester giants and a Tottenham fixture lying ahead in the next month, I suspect that this outstanding result won't be the start of better times. I'd be very happy to be proven wrong.....

CHELSEA 5 Huddersfield Town 0; half time: 2-0

CHELSEA: Arrizabalaga; Alonso; Luiz; Azpilicueta; Christensen; Jorginho; Higuain; Kante; Pedro; Barkley; Hazard. Used substitutes: Willian; Giroud; Loftus-Cheek

CHELSEA goal scorers: Higuain (two); Hazard two (including one penalty); Luiz




Hazard fifteen

Morata nine

Pedro seven

Willian seven

Loftus-Cheek six

Giroud five

Kante four

Barkley three

Higuain two

Luiz two