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Chelsea’s dominance against the Baggies was both efficient and productive. Three goals in the first 45 minutes was enough to end the game by half time as the team strolled to an easy win. Chelsea climb to third in the league standings thanks to Spurs loss at Arsenal in the day’s early lunchtime fixture.

Let’s analyse the 3 match talking points in this game:



One of Chelsea’s trick in the box over the years has been the chemistry developed by two or more players that operate as silent assassins to win games in our favour. We’ve had the Drogba-Lampard telepathy, the Costa-Fabregas telepathy, and this season two more has emerged: the Morata-Azpilicueta telepathy and more interesting now is the Morata-Hazard telepathy.

Morata and Hazard are a delight to watch with both players feeding each other to score. They interchange passes, create passes and lay assists for each other to score. It’s not surprising to find both player on the score sheet today. A classic highlight of their telepathy was seen in Hazard’s first goal. Morata’s clever pass was run unto by the Belgian playmaker to coolly round the Baggies goalkeeper and finish into the goal aptly. Great skill, great combination and great goal.



There was a time last season when the future of Fabregas was up in the air due to lack of playing time. The Spaniard has also come in for open-fire criticism for perceived poor performances during periods Chelsea have struggled for consistency this season. But in all we forget what a brilliant midfielder he is. He is the last of a dying breed of midfield artistes who can dissect a defence and play beautiful passes that can leave fans on the edge of their seats. Another masterful performance from the midfield dynamo after a commanding performance in our game against United the last time out. The Spanish midfield still shows he has more tricks in his locker.



When young players are thrust into the heat of action, they either show freight and get cowed or brave up and be counted. For Christensen, the latter has been his case. Composed on the ball, good positional play and tidy in tackle and effort. What else can Conte ask for? He’s the reason Conte can afford to keep Luiz on the bench and might just be the reason the Brazilian exit might happen sooner than expected as he’s proving to be a good heir-apparent in the sweeper role.


Let’s keep the blue flag flying high. Cheers!

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