Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku once again fired blank for the blues as they overcame a very resilient Brentford side by a 0-1 scoreline. The win kept Chelsea top of the premier league table on 19 points after 8 games, with Liverpool, Man City and Brighton occupying the the top four slot.
Chelsea returned to winning ways in the UCL on Wednesday night when they welcomed Malmo to the Stamford Bridge. The defending champions got all three important points from the match as they comfortably defeated Malmo 4-0. Chelsea victory over Malmoe yesterday, increased their chances of qualifying to the knockout stage of the competition.
Chelsea will look to extend their winning streak when they face Malmo FF in a crucial Champions League match on Wednesday. After losing 1-0 to Juventus last month, the Blues fell to second place in their group. Their only champions league victory this season came against Zenit St. Petersburg, with Lukaku scoring the game's only goal.
Chelsea have played two games so far in the Champions league and they have won one and lost one as well. Considering their recent performance I think the blues won't be able to make it past their group in this season's Champions league. Chelsea defeated Zenit in their first Champions league game and lost to Juventus yesterday in Turin.
Chelsea Forgotten Midfielder Who Played Against Zenit Can Displace Mason Mount From The Chelsea Team
In the Chelsea’s Champions League match against Zenit Saint Petersburg, many Chelsea fans were busy lapping up Romelu Lukaku’s match winning goal and many forgot that Ruben Loftus-Cheek stepped unto the Stamford Bridge pitch for the first time since last year. Ruben Loftus-Cheek came on for Mason Mount in the 90th minute against Zenit, and if Mason Mount continues to play the way he played against Zenit, he could become the one coming on for Loftus-Cheek in the 90th minute soon.
Chelsea has been one of the Premier League's most dominant teams thus far, and it has even secured the top spot in the table after last weekend. However, it must be stated that the first half of the game against Tottenham Hotspur did not go well for the Blues.
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Chelsea play hosts to Malmo at Stamford Bridge in a group H match of the UEFA Champions league. Photo Credit: logos world net Chelsea presently is third behind Juventus and Zenit Petersburg on the group's table with 3 points from two matches, while Zenit also has 3 points from two matches, but with a superior goals difference of +3 compared to Chelsea's zero goals difference.
From the look of things right now I think European champions Chelsea might eventually end up in the Europa league this season. After struggling against Russian club Zenit on matchday one in the Champions league, Chelsea lost their second group stage game to Italian club Juventus and it doesn't look like the Chelsea we used to know.
Both Chelsea and Juventus won their opening group stage games, they will be hoping to make it two from two. However, Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side travel to Turin to face Juventus in the second tie of their Champions League group stage. Chelsea and Juventus picked up wins in the first game, with Chelsea seeing of Zenit, while Juventus dispatched Malmo.
Chelsea moved to the top of the league after they defeated Southampton on Saturday. Tuchel has not built a team that is capable of winning the league yet. These are the two things he needs to address in the team. 1. Lukaku's goal drought: Lukaku has failed to score goals since he scored against Zenit in the Champions League.
After scoring that winning goal against Zenit in the Champions League, Romelu Lukaku has managed only 2 shots on target in Chelsea's last 4 games. The Blues have only won 1 of those 4 games and have lost their last 2. The most worrying part is Lukaku's inability to give his best and help the team in their recent games.
1. Mount Was Poor Defensively. Unlike the ever busy Mason Mount that Chelsea fans have known over the last 2 seasons, the Mount that turned up today looked lethargic and lazy. The 22 year old made a couple of good runs in the first half but after that, he was bullied by the Tottenham midfield.
The big games are starting to pile up now, and Chelsea has another big game tonight in the Champions League against Juventus, continuing their title defense. Chelsea will be hoping to build on their victory over Zenit on game day one by continuing their winning streak and taking all three points from tonight's match.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci claims Juventus have ‘rediscovered our spirit and humility’ in Juve's 1-0 away win over Zenit, but above all are working as a team now that Cristiano Ronaldo has left. He told Sky Sport Italia: “It was a tough game, especially as Zenit all clammed up in defence once they lost the ball."
Chelsea had a tough one yesterday when they visited the City of Turin to take on Juventus in their second fixture of the UCL group stage matches. The blues had a good start when they dominantly edged past Zenit in their Opening fixture and they were looking to continue that run with a win, but the Old Ladies had other plans.
The way Chelsea have been playing without Mason Mount has been alarmingly sloppy. Chelsea cannot seem to create chances from the middle of the park and that fault was on show against Juventus on Wednesday evening. Chelsea lost 0-1 away from home to Juventus in their second UEFA Champions League match of the season.
The robbery occurred while Chelsea defender Reece James was playing in the Champions League against Zenit St Petersburg - and the Chelsea right-back has appealed for help. Reece James was part of the Chelsea side which beat Manchester City in last season's Champions League final in May. The defender then helped England reach the final of Euro 2020, which England lost to Italy on penalties, in the summer before helping Chelsea beat Villarreal in the Super Cup earlier this season.
Reece James has appealed to the football community for assistance in identifying the culprits responsible for the theft of a safe containing his Champions League and Euro 2020 medals from his home. The Chelsea full-back confirmed on his Instagram account that his home was broken into on September 14, while he was away with the Blues for their match against Zenit St Petersburg.
Chelsea went into the game knowing there was work to do tonight to strengthen their group-stage campaign having lost to Juventus after beating Zenit at home in their opener. There had to win at home against the side sitting at the foot of the group, and it proved a task well within the grasp.