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Chelsea was held to a draw by Brighton on the day Ziyech shined

19 Th1 2022 | 09:55

 

Brighton held Chelsea in a match in the 24th round of the Premier League.

The defense in Chelsea ‘s familiar 3-4-2-1 formation in the match against Brighton includes 5 members: the full-back pair of Callum Hudson-Odoi (right wing) – Marcos Alonso (left) and the central trio. defender Antonio Ruediger – Thiago Silva – Cesar Azpilicueta on the day Andreas Christensen, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah have to miss.

Brighton took advantage of the Amex home field advantage to surprise Chelsea right after the match started. “Seagull” actively entered the game with a high-intensity pressing kick. Brighton’s ability to continuously approach fiercely made the Blues overwhelmed and faced many difficulties in attacking.

However, Brighton also quickly gave up playing with a high formation to retreat to the home field to focus on defense. The dense defense of coach Graham Potter made Chelsea extremely stuck in the process of getting on the ball.

The game went by with a slow tempo and there was almost no noticeable movement when both teams attacked very sporadically. Especially the yellow shirt team, Chelsea clearly showed a lack of ideas in the implementation of their play when the only striker named Romelu Lukaku played sluggishly and Brighton defended too firmly.

But as the game progressed in a relatively tedious manner, the biggest turning point of the first half suddenly came at 28 minutes. Chelsea successfully capitalized on a rare moment of Brighton’s tight defence playing indifferently. to score the opening goal.

Receiving a short pass from N’Golo Kante in a situation where nothing seemed to be really dangerous, Hakim Ziyech calmly adjusted the angle, adjusted the ball, and then made a long shot to hit Robert Sanchez’s net in surprise. fans of the home team.

The fact that Ziyech helped Chelsea take the lead made Brighton unable to continue playing with a deep formation. The blue and white shirt team was forced to put their troops into the yard of the guest from London.

Brighton mainly attacks on the right wing thanks to the impressive quality of speed and the aggressiveness of Tariq Lamptey. However, “Seagull” plays passively and can only rely on the personal efforts of the former Chelsea player. Besides, the high concentration of Kepa Arrizabalaga also made Brighton proved very difficult to find the equalizer.

Brighton made Chelsea drop the victory

But when they could not make a story from a live ball, Potter’s teachers and students got the equalizer from a set situation. In the 60th minute, Alexis Mac Allister hit a precise cross from the corner kick so that Adam Webster gently headed into the goal, bringing the game back to the starting line.

Chelsea revealed a lot of space when engrossed in attack, but Brighton could not take advantage of this weakness. There were no more goals scored for the rest of the second half. “Seagull” and the Blues accepted to split the points, the match ended with a score of 1-1.