What a season it’s been for Chelsea and what a week it’s also been for the Blues. From high octane moments to low points of destruction. Conte and Chelsea needed to give the perfect response response after an underwhelming display in the Champions league against Roma. The pressure was on Chelsea and Conte to win Manchester United to have a shot at the title. For Conte, the need to fight for his job was also crucial. Eventually Chelsea beat the Red devils by a solitary goal.
Here are 3 talking points from the game:
CONTE GETS HIS TACTICAL GAME PLAN RIGHT:
Chelsea have been topsy curvy this season with much of our poor performances blamed for Conte’s wrong tactical game plan. But against United, his preference for 3-5-2 was fantastic. Chelsea game play was laced with both brain and brawn. The mesmerizing skill set of Hazard was complemented by the mobility of Morata upfront. With an improved performance from Bakayoko, the class act of Fabregas and the brilliant display of Chelsea’s defence despite Luiz being out was absolutely a title winning team setup.
MORATA WINS THE BATTLE OF THE STRIKERS:
A subplot going into this game was the barren runs of Morata and Lukaku. Both strikers were courted by both clubs and the debate on which club signed the right player and which striker was the better between the two was a headliner. Morata proved to be the better player with his impressive display against Manchester United. His mobility, linkup play and holdup play were fantastic and he also capped a fine performance with a delicious headed goal. While Morata chased after goals, Lukaku chased after shadows including his as he went alarmingly missing in the game.
CHELSEA PROVE METTLE, UNITED NEED TO MAKE UP ON LOST GROUNDS:
Once again in the face of adversity, Chelsea unite again to silence their critics and lay the ghost of uncertainty to rest. United once again fail to impress against a top rival for the title. Just one win in 2013 till date at Chelsea is a bizarre record that keeps them in total submission to the Blues supreme power.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers!