Chelsea bounced back from an early setback against Newcastle to win 3-1 at Stamford Bridge thanks to a brace from Hazard and Morata header.
Here are 3 quick thoughts from the game:
HAZARD INSPIRES CHELSEA:
When a player is in the kind of form Hazard is at the moment, he becomes unstoppable. The Belgian playmaker is arguably Chelsea’s most important player. It is right to say that when Hazard clicks, Chelsea click. His two goals were instrumental to Chelsea’s win and such a commanding display deserves recognition and no wonder he’s been nominated for the November Player of the Month Award.
CHELSEA SHOW FIGHTING SPIRIT:
The strut of Champions is their ability to show the passion, willpower and fighting spirit to grind out results even when they play badly. Chelsea seem to have it all in their locker after some uncertain defending gifted Newcastle the lead, but the response thereafter summed up the difference between both sides. Chelsea never took their foot off the gas and the result was totally outstanding.
CHELSEA’S DEFENCE STILL NEEDS FINE TUNING:
One major flaw in Chelsea’s games this season is our defensive frailties. From collective calamitous defending to personal errors, Conte’s team would have keep more clean sheets and conceded fewer goals than they have already if not for these aching problems. These issues need to be addressed from player positional play, player marking system, defensive line organisation to player duties on the pitch. The goal conceded against Newcastle was shabby and is one of the many that has cost us points and clean sheets this season.
Let’s hope for the best.