It’s 1-0 at half time, and Chelsea have rather faded after a bright start.
They were really exceptional early on, scoring after 8 minutes of pure pressure, but they soon lost that intensity.
We didn’t expect a particularly flowing performance from Frank Lampard’s side, given the heavy rotation involved in the selection tonight, but we’d still like to see them go up a gear in the second half.
Sevilla are making things difficult, and even with changes on their side of the field they’re getting stuck in and getting in the referee’s ear. “Such a dirty team” as one Chelsea fan moaned.
We’ve got to test their young goalkeeper – making his first team debut tonight – and start making better decisions in the final third.
At this rate, it will be another disappointing second half slump, and one that could seriously damage our hopes of finishing top.
You can read some of the reaction embedded here:
#SEVCHE HT 💭
– Good start. Havertz magic, Giroud does what he does best
– Midfield need to do better. Kovacic needs to get in the game more
– Defence having their moments. You have to expect this with rotation
– 👌🏼 Att set-pieces / stop silly fouls
– Want to see more #CHO
— Dan McCarthy (@MaccaSport) December 2, 2020
People are so reactionary on this platform 😭
— TweetChelseaUK (@TweetChelseaUK) December 2, 2020
Oli plays..he scores. That simple
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) December 2, 2020
Havertz eats up ground so well with the ball at his feet. World class decision maker as well. https://t.co/phOOS8VsGJ
— Will (@DubeyWill) December 2, 2020
Kai Havertz vs Sevilla (1st Half):
94% pass accuracy
100% long ball accuracy
4/5 ground duels won
Fantastic performance so far. pic.twitter.com/GQF1gjjlrZ
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) December 2, 2020
The Sevilla players love a handball appeal…#SEVCHE
— Simon Johnson (@SJohnsonSport) December 2, 2020
Kovacic poor there, he picks up a yellow.