Blue Mondays: First Taste of Defeat

Chelsea fail to win in back-to-back home games and now look ahead to a trip to Italy.

Edge Past Villa –

Chelsea began this season’s Carabao Cup campaign with a home tie against Premier League opposition Aston Villa.

Thomas Tuchel took advantage of the fixture by making 10 changes to the side that beat Spurs at the weekend. In an even game that was watched by Price William, Chelsea took the lead through Timo Werner before being pegged back to level terms by Cameron Archer 10 minutes later.

The game then went straight to penalties, where Kepa Arrizabalaga once again became the hero by saving a penalty – aiding Chelsea to a 4-3 shootout win.

Bitter Defeat to City –

The game between the Champions of Europe and the Champions of England was a tight, cagey affair that saw Chelsea succumb to their first defeat of the season. The only goal of the game came in the 53rd minute by Gabriel Jesus.

The Blues were disappointing and failed to have a shot on target in the entire game.

A Trip to Turin –

Arguably Chelsea’s toughest group game will be played in Turin on Wednesday 29th with just 1040 Chelsea fans present after UEFA allowed away fans to travel.

In 2012 as reigning European Champions, Chelsea were beat 3-0 by a rampant Juventus side in what turned out to be Roberto Di Matteo’s last game in charge.

This will be Chelsea’s fifth game against the Italian giants with both sides having recorded 1 win each.

Saints at Home –

League football returns on October 2nd with a 3pm kick off against Southampton. The game acts as a warmup for the next round of the Carabaro Cup later in the month, where Chelsea will host the Saints once again.

Last season the game ended in a 3-3 draw with Chelsea leading 2-0 and 3-2 going into the last minute.

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The Blues do however have a good record against Southampton. This will be the 48th game at the Bridge between the two sides with only 12 defeats.

Chelsea will look to brush their defeat to Manchester City aside by regaining form against both Juventus and Southampton in the coming days.


Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.

Edited by Ryan Bellenie @BellenieSport.

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