Chelsea returned to winning ways against Brighton after our demoralising draw against Everton. A morale-boosting win against the Premier League new boys was not electrifying, but satisfying enough to keep us in third place.
Here are 3 match talking points:
MORATA-AZPILICUETA PARTNERSHIP BLOSSOMS:
Both players have contributed immensely to Chelsea’s season so far. While Morata’s goals have aided Chelsea in the attacking third, Azpi’s stout defending has been superb for the team. Both have combined for a percentage of Chelsea’s goals this season. Such telepathy was also on show against Brighton as Azpi’s excellent cross was headed into goal by Morata to give Chelsea a footing in the game. Brilliant performance from both players.
CHELSEA CLOSE GAP ON SECOND-PLACED UNITED:
The significance of today’s victory can be viewed positively from two perspectives. First, it keeps the chasing pack behind us at bay and secondly, it closes the gap on second-placed Manchester United who drew 2-2 against Burnley. Hopefully, with a string of good performances in our upcoming fixtures we might just find ourselves closer to first than fourth.
ALONSO MAKING HIMSELF A FAN FAVOURITE:
His performances at left wingback hasn’t gone unnoticed as better showings this season has made Marcos Alonso a sure starter and a real outlet for goals in the Chelsea team. His goals against Spurs, West Brom, Southampton and now Brighton caps a remarkable transformation for a player who looked an average panic signing a year ago. His performances are making him a fan favourite and if he continues like this he’ll soon become a cult hero at the club.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers!