Yesterday was like to nightmare to Chelsea fans worldwide as they lose to West Ham with a 3 – 2 full Time. The blues were in their new kit featuring their new partner 3.
Chelsea start the match with Kepa Arrizabalaga, M. Alonso, A. Rudiger, A. Christens, C. Azpilicueta, M. Kovacic, N. Kante, R. Barkley, C. Pulisic, T. Abraham, Willian with 4-3-3 formulation.
The match started in Chelsea favor as the blues were able to hold Wets Ham and maintain possession. Chelsea maintain a possession of an average of 70% throughout the 90 minutes of the match.
The blues make total of 14 shots with 6 shorts of target, three (3) corner kicks, two (2) offside, nine (9) fouls and a yellow card to Willian.
A first goal attempt was from Willian who took a shot against the West Ham goalkeeper Fabianski but was the best as the shot goes straight to the goal keeper who makes an essay save.
After which there was a goal attempt from West Ham which was netted as the first for West Ham but was cancelled because the goal was ruled as offside while both team maintain goaless play time with Chelsea holding much of the possession.
There was a foul in the 42 minute and penalty was awarded to Chelsea with the help of Pulisic, Willian took the penalty shot out and netted a goal with give Chelsea a lead in the 42 minutes of play time against West Ham.
With the blue maintaining a lead and ball possession up to the 45 minutes of play time, 5 minutes extra was added by the referee which gave west Ham and advantage to net a goal also making it West Ham 1 -1 Chelsea at the end of the first half.
At this point Chelsea fans are taking to social media to reveal how they are displaced with Tammy Abraham performance and making suggestions for substitution in other bring in Giroud and Mason Mount, some faulted the Coach Frank Lampard for chose Tammy Abraham and starting Giroud.
Another goal conceded by Chelsea and early stage of the second half in 51 minutes by M. Antonio, assisted by J. Bowen which gives West Ham a lead of 2 to 1 against Chelsea football club.
At this point coach Frank Lampard begins making substitution bringing Mason Mount to change M kovacic at 53 minutes, R. Loftus-Cheek to replace R. Barkley in the 63 minutes and finally, Olivier Giroud to replace Tammy Abraham in the 63 minutes also.
The was a foul for West Ham and a yellow card issued to D. Rice and Chelsea got a free kick and Willian netted another goal for Chelsea in the 72 minutes, equalizing the goal to be 2 – 2 and giving willian the second goal of the month of July.
There was substitution for West Ham at 78 minutes and a yellow card for Willian and another goal netted in against Chelsea in the 89 minutes by A. Yarmolenko giving West Ham a lead of 3 – 2.
Chelsea still maintain the ball possession large percentage but count converge it to goals, the blues continue their struggles against the West Ham until the last 90 minutes and 3 minutes’ Extra time but concede defeat at the end of the game with West Ham 3 – 2 Chelsea.
Reaction from Coach, Players and Fan
Chelsea fans has flooded the social media platforms yesterday to express their sad mood for the lost against West Ham in their new kit, lots faulted coach Frank Lampard for starting Tammy Abraham and not Giroud, lots faulted Rudiger and the defence while other accepted the defeat as part of football games, but however, Chelsea still maintain their position in the premier league table.
A fans said “Chelsea is awlays encountering the same problem almost every time. They had more shots, attempts and everything than west ham but lack of concentration always spoils the show. We had chance to go to third in the table and we blew it. West ham should have been a walk in the park for us”.
Another fans stated “it’s funny how possession we had and still ended up not getting the win or even a draw”.
Chelsea coach Frank Lampard says “we didn’t do enough with all the possession we had. We couldn’t make up ground on the third place tonight, but now the focus must be on bouncing back quickly in the six games that remains”.
He further says the big positive tonight were the performance of willian and especially, C. Pulisic. Lampard is pleased the American’s recent form.
The big question
Should Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount start the game, could Chelsea had netted more goals? Or the defense is the big problem only?
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