The third round of the Carabao cup ended today as Chelsea hosted Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge. The blues defeated Aston Villa on penalties after a 1:1 draw at full 90 minutes to proceed to the next round of the EFL competition. Chelsea was impressive in this match but couldn't find the back of the net in the first half as they weren't clinical enough to score goals.
Timo Werner opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 54th minutes of the match, assisted by Reece James but the goal was canceled in the 64th minutes of the game by Aston Villa's Cameron Archer. The match ended in a 1:1 draw and a penalty shootout to see Chelsea to the next round of the EFL.
Thomas Tuchel made two right decisions that favored Chelsea in the second half of the game and this article states that decision.
1. Substituting Ngolo Kante For Mason Mount in the second half.
After a goalless draw in the first half, Thomas Tuchel applied his tactical knowledge in the second half by removing Ngolo Kante and bringing in Mason Mount as he needed a goal. Kante was exceptional but couldn't push the required attack to score. Mount presences enhanced Chelsea's attack, making them score in the 54th minutes of the match.
2. Not allowing Timo Werner to take penalties:
We all know how unconfident Timo Werner is when it comes to delivering the club at critical moments, not allowing him to partake in the penalty shoot-out was the best decision made by Thomas Tuchel in the match. Allowing Romelu Lukaku to take his place was right as Lukaku's confidence in taking penalities is top-notch.
The manager's tactical experience is the best so far and his decisions always favor him in every match he applied it. Drop your opinions using the comment section.
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