In a week that began with an Abramovich bombshell, Chelsea responded by advancing in the FA Cup and picking up three valuable points in the Premier League.
Written by @ArmadilloBlue1.
Edited by Ryan Bellenie (@BellenieSport).
Hatters Victory Puts Us Back in the Hat:
Fans of Chelsea will now be aware that nothing is ever simple at Chelsea Football Club.
Hours before the side were due to play in-form Luton in the FA Cup, it was announced that Roman Abramovich had decided to put the club up for sale after a trophy ladened 19 years.
The game saw Thomas Tuchel make a staggering nine changes ahead of the tie, where they was looking to recover from last Sunday’s League Cup defeat at Wembley. The Blues however conceded within two minutes of the start, which had many thinking that there could have been a shock on the cards at Kenilworth Road.
Chelsea instead fought back well, with Saúl finding the net for his first goal – making it 1-1 after 27 minutes. Unfortunately, the Blues still didn’t manage to get a hold on the game until after half-time, where they went into the break 2-1 down.
Thomas Tuchel worked his magic at the break and a much better performance in the second half saw Chelsea victorious with much needed goals from Timo Werner and Romelu Lukaku. They hung to the 3-2 score to progress to The FA Cup quarter final where they will face Middlesbrough at Riverside.
(credit | The Emirates FA Cup).
A cold, wet Saturday in Burnley isn’t for everyone. By the 45th minute, it was also looking likely that it wasn’t for Thomas Tuchel’s, who were tied 0-0 with Burnley after a disappointing first-half.
Whatever Mr. Tuchel said at half-time had the desired effect as Chelsea were a completely different side after the break. The European Champions came out the blocks flying as they netted three times in the first 10 minutes of the second half.
A good goal from the retunring Reece James was followed by a brace from Kai Havertz. The scoring was then completed 14 minutes later when Christian Pulisic made it 4-0 to the visitors.
Chelsea saw the rest of the game out to take the three points home.
(credit | Chelsea Football Club).
A Trip to Carrow Road:
Thursday night could mark the last time that Chelsea and Norwich play eachother in the league for the next few years, with it looking likely that Norwich will be relegated just one season after gaining promotion.
For the Eastern Blues (I’m a member) this is a home game. Surprisingly, Chelsea have lost more league games at Carrow Road than they have won (losing eight out of an available 21).
The Blues will be hoping for a repeat of the 7-0 drubbing that they handed out to Norwich earlier in the season.
Hosting the Magpies:
The Toon Army travel to Stamford Bridge knowing that they need all three points with a potential relegation still a possibility for the Geordies.
Chelsea have a great home record against the Magpies and will want to put more relegation pressure on them by comfortablt collecting all available points.
This will be the 170th game between the two sides, with Chelsea winning 75 times whilst scoring 261 goals.
The game at St. James Park earlier in the season saw Chelsea win 3-0 with all three goals coming in the last 25 minutes.