Chelsea lost 0-2 at home

Posted by Keomacao on December 27th, 2019

Chelsea suffered their fourth defeat at home in the English Premier League this season when they lost to Southamton 0-2 in the 19th round on December 26.

Goalscorers: Obafemi 31, Redmond 73.

The fate of the match is determined by the goals that come in the middle of each half, when Chelsea collapse before the speedy counterattack of the opponent. Losing 0-2 is a bitter fruit for Lampard's teachers and fans, because for the first time in 14 years Chelsea has lost all his hands on the gift-giving occasion (Boxing Day - December 26). cuocbanh88

This is also the fourth defeat for Lampard's teachers at home in the English Premier League this season, after the defeat at Liverpool (1-2, in round 6), West Ham (0-1, round 14), and Bournemouth (0-1, round 17). This result also marked the first time Chelsea lost two Premier League matches at home. The last time they fell down at Stamford Bridge like that was the end of October and early November 2011, under Andre Villas-Boas coach Lampard was a pillar.

This failure confirms the fact that stability is a luxury for Lampard's teachers and students. Chelsea was on a favorable psychological stage thanks to a 2-0 win at Tottenham in the previous round. However, back to Stamford Bridge, where they lost two of the last three Premier League matches, Lampard's students suddenly lacked ideas and lumbering. Opta's statistics recorded Chelsea for the first time in a year without any shots in the first 20 minutes of the match, counting from the match against Man City in December 2018.
It wasn't until the 20th minute that Chelsea got their first chance, with a strike from the edge of the 16m50 area of ​​Callum Hudson-Odoi. But the ball hit center-back Jack Stephens, moving out. After this failure, Chelsea was only once to make the visitors startled in the first half. Azpilicueta jumped on the heel, sending the ball from Willian's corner to the far corner. But Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy had great reflexes, throwing the ball with his fingertips.

Southampton are 17th, only three points ahead of the red-lighted group, but show that they are not easily bullied. Tightening the squad, playing focus, the visitors in turn repelled the attacking efforts of the host side. Whenever Tammy Abraham got the ball, the five Southampton players immediately surrounded and engulfed Chelsea striker in that siege. The well-lined defense also helped the visitors neutralize the remaining trump card on the home side - Willian's clever moves.

Commenting directly on the BBC, former City defender Micah Richards said: "Southampton defended so well. They just need to speed up a bit in the counterattack to be able to score." Richards predicted that in the middle of the half, and quickly became a reality in the 31st minute. Receiving the ball from Holberg at a distance of more than 30 meters from the Chelsea goal, striker Michael Obafemi supported the ball with his right foot and took a beat, at the same time. past Tomori and speeding up. With two more touches with his right foot, Obafemi brought the ball to a favorable position to cut off the goodness with his left foot, driving the ball into the far corner from a distance of 18 meters.
Disadvantages forced Lampard to adjust personnel immediately after halftime. Kurt Zouma was withdrawn from the field to make room for Mason Mount. And even in the first touch, Mount poked the slot smoothly for Abraham to escape down the finish in a position not included from a tight angle, but the ball went to the edge of the net. kqbd 7m 

However, the poor phase of Abraham did not become the inspiration for Chelsea to play better. The first half scenario reappears later. Lampard's men continued to hold the ball outstanding - often at 65% to 69%, but the attacking players could not make a mutation in the final coordination phase, while the defense system proved fragile each time the enemy suddenly accelerates.

49 minutes, Southampton counterattack, Redmond easily overcomes Rudiger on the left, then stretch, with the intention of sending the ball to cut the Chelsea subject to the opposite side for Che Adams. But Tomori caught his foot and pushed the ball to take a corner. After 65 minutes, Redmond turned on the wall with Armstrong and then invaded the penalty area, but failed to win against Kepa with a low shot. After two warnings, Southampton concreted a counterattack into a double goal in the 73rd minute. From the right wing combination, Armstrong lobed the ball across the Chelsea defense, leaving Redmond in the area. defeated Kepa in the opposite phase with a slight touch of the ball.
This second goal made Chelsea even more confused, and thus, affected their accuracy in the final processing phase. Lampard's efforts to adjust personnel were also fruitless, and Chelsea had to leave the field with a 0-2 defeat.

For the time being, Chelsea's position in the top 4 has not been affected, as they still have four points more than Tottenham. But the opportunity for Lampard's teachers and students to jump up and compete for higher positions seems increasingly fragile. They are still five points behind Man City's third place - the latest team to play the round with a Wolves visit at 2:45 pm on 28/12.

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