Despite taking the lead through a Rüdiger screamer, Chelsea returned to domestic football with a horrific 4-1 defeat at home to Brentford.
Written by @ArmadilloBlue1 and Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).
An Afternoon to Forget:
After two weeks of international football, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues returned to Premier League action with a match against fellow Londoners, Brentford.
The European Champions beat the Bees 1-0 earlier on in the season, riding out a wave of Brentford attacks to see out an impressive result in west London. Having won all six of their last games, another Chelsea victory seemed the most favoured result heading into the game.
However, the first half proved tricky for the hosts who relied on a range of long-distanced efforts to form their best chances. Brentford had the better of the opportunities in the opening 45 minutes and could have easily led going into the break.
Although Chelsea took the lead on the 47th minute through Antonio Rüdiger, the visitors went on to humiliate the Blues by putting four past Édouard Mendy.
(credit | Chelsea Football Club).
Madrid in Leg One:
Looking to put Saturday’s disaster behind them, Chelsea look to defend their Champions League crown against Spanish giants Real Madrid.
With the club still having no owner, it took a special change to in license for tickets to be sold for this game. This will be sixth game between the two sides with the London club yet to taste defeat against the La Liga club.
Peter Osgood is the top scorer in the fixture with two goals, so there is potential that someone could take that crown.
League football then resumes on Saturday April 9th with a trip to St Marys for a game against Southampton.
This league game will be the 96th against the Saints. To date, Chelsea have won 43, including 21 on their travels to the South Coast. With the games coming thick and fast, Chelsea will be keen to get another three points and head back to London with no new injuries.