Blue Mondays: The Defence Begins

Chelsea power past Villa, setting them up for their defence of Europe’s biggest prize.

More International Games:

The international games keep coming thick and fast and on September 5th there was more Chelsea players on duty with their teams.

Romelu Lukaku earned his 100th appearance for Belgium, whilst Jorginho was unfortunate enough to see his penalty saved as he represented Italy.

The international break came to an end on the September 8th, with goals coming from Timo Werner, Antonio Rüdiger and Armando Broja on final matchday.

Joy Against Villa:

There was another full house at Stamford Bridge On Saturday evening as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 3-0.

The victory saw Chelsea reach their 600th win in the Premier League, leaving them behind only Manchester United, who are on 690.

It was a very different starting eleven to what we have used to under Thomas Tuchel, with the German making a variety of changes to the side that earned a point at Anfield two weeks ago.

After Romelu Lukaku gave Chelsea the lead with his first goal at Stamford Bridge, Aston Villa grew more into the game and posed a threat throughout the match.

The second half was however much more comfortable for the Blues, with Mateo Kovačić making it 2-0 before Lukaku added a third in stoppage time.

(credit | Chelsea Football Club).

The Defence Begins:

Chelsea begin their defence of the Champions League on the September 14th with a home game against Zenit St Petersburg, who won the Russian Premier League and Super Cup last season.

This will be Chelsea’s first game against Russian club. However, there have been three players that have represented both clubs – these include:

Mateja Kežman, who was famous for a goal in Cardiff against Liverpool.

Yuri Zhirkov, who won the double with Chelsea in 2009-10.

Branislav Ivanović, who made the number 2 shirt his own during a great career with the Blues where he earned 377 appearances.

Spurs Away Looms:

Next up for Tuchel’s men is one of the most anticipated games of the season – Tottenham away.

The fixture often triggers a vairiety of different memories, which also includes Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the brand-new Tottenham Hotspur stadium in December 2019. The win saw the Blues become the first Premier League team to beat a team on three different home grounds.

Chelsea have played Tottenham 146 times in the league, winning an impressive 62 and scoring 218 goals in the process.


Written by @ArmadilloBlue1

Edited by Ryan Bellenie @BellenieSport.

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