It was another sad evening for all Chelsea fans across the club as they once again had to watch their team fall to a humiliating 2-0 away to Everton with a goal as their top four dream suffers a big setback. I will rather say a ‘’blow’’. Things are getting wrong with Sarri style of play game by game and he seems to be clueless about it.
This was a very important match for Chelsea to close the gap at the top four with teams like Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, and Manchester City not playing this weekend.
Chelsea started the game pretty well in the first opening minutes of the game making some goal attempt through Hazard who hit post with his slow shot and Pedro’s goal was ruled out for offside. Higuain was at the other end missed goo scoring opportunity. It took Everton over 30 minutes of the encounter to have their very first touch of the ball in Chelsea eighteen yard box when Dominic Calvert missed a big opportunity to head striker Sigurdsson free kick over the bar.
Marcus Alonso clumsy tackle inside the box cost Chelsea the second goal when Sigurdsson who had missed his spot kick twice this season played the ball to hit Kepa’s body only to bounce out for Sigurdsson to slot in the ball to put the game beyond Chelsea reach. Richardlison had made it 1-0 from a corner kick that bounced off Kepa when he headed the ball form Pedro poor clearance.
Sarri brought in striker Oliver Giroud, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Hudson odoi in the second half but the damage had already behind done with Giroud who barely touch the ball till game end. This is now making it 5 times for Sarri’s boys not to score in five away matches.
With already 3 points behind the top four spot and some tough matches still lining up for his boys like away match to Manchester United as well as Liverpool. One game be certain that Chelsea is going to drop point on the road to the remaining matches for the season marking what I will can call a poor league run but a successful EUROPA journey will go a long way to buy more time for Sarri to have a second look at his philosophy. If he fails, the am certain the board will review his case at the end of the season.