Rather decent than convincing in their victory, Chelsea FC managed to take 3/ 3 in this afternoon. The durability of Aston Villa’s defense showed right at the start that form will not change to their advantage on this very day either. This was their 8th consecutive match in the EPL without a win. It was because of the poor display from the Villans that Chelsea FC managed to end their EPL nightmare. At least for now.
The first goal happened when Aston Villa goalkeeper Guzan made a howler by delivering an inaccurate and overpowered pass to his defender, who was then put under pressure by Willian’s foxiness and lost possession. When Willian took control of the ball, all that was left to do is run a few yards and assist to alone-standing Diego Costa – who, by the way, enjoyed his goal very much. We did too (even if it was more the mistake of the opponent than a masterpiece of our men).
The second goal was again a scene where Costa played a huge role. When he was given a sublime pass by Fabregas, right in the heart of the penalty area, he managed to deceive the defense with a dribbling followed by a shot that was deflected by Hutton’s heel which immediately stunned the goalkeeper and ended up in the net. Chelsea FC was leading with 2:0 in the 54th minute.
A dull football performance but a sharp defensive demonstration
Victory is victory. Moreover, no matter how achieved, its significance is fixed. However, I think that the majority of Chelsea FC fans expected dominance in every aspect against a weak Aston Villa. Their manager is under fire whereas ours is still full of himself. So why didn’t this reflect on the pitch?
One thing was sure. Aston Villa managed to get only six shots out of which only one ended up on target (an overall easy job for Begovic today). This was due to Chelsea FC playing their rigid defensive style like they did before this catastrophic campaign. Zouma and Terry looked impenetrable, and Azpilicueta on the right was great in his transitional role. Baba looked afraid, but let’s hope that he will gain enough self-esteem until Ivanovic returns.
The Brazilian looks comfortable in his new skin. Namely, The Blues’ playmaker not only had a great international break with his country, where he scored and assisted for his flag, but he also proved to be an important asset in all of the previous showings of Chelsea FC. Even today, the bushy-haired attacking midfielder ran the opposition’s defense ragged and contributed significantly to Chelsea FC victory. And he looks well-determined to keep on that momentum.
Watching from the sidelines until the 83rd minute
Rumour has it that Eden Hazard is not on good terms with his coach. Which was only confirmed by what we heard and saw – [Eden Hazard] benched against Aston Villa by Chelsea FC boss Jose Mourinho. In regards to the poor form the Belgian had in his recent showings, we can only agree with Mou’s decision.
He entered late in the game and was unable to show if he wants to change his fortune. Nevertheless, he has to wake up and become a game changer again! Let’s just hope that we are not talking about a dying star.
P.S. I do not want to jinx things like I did last time when Chelsea won after some consecutive bad performances. Now, I am going to keep my mouth shut and pray that good results will keep on coming. We need them to win the title again!