Chelsea returned to winning ways as the Blues beat Huddersfield Town 3-1 with goals from Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro enduring all three points for the Blues.
Here are 3 positives from the game:
CHELSEA BOUNCE BACK IN COMMANDING STYLE:
The sweetest news in football is winning and the sweetest feeling is winning silverware. That’s why it’s so often said that winning is all that matters in football. With the fresh setback of the 1-0 loss to West Ham United in mind, Antonio Conte and his players knew they couldn’t afford another slipup as the chasing pack behind us are gathering momentum. The solid display capped with spectacular goals from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Willian and Pedro was the perfect response. The only blots in our near-perfect win was conceding a goal and not adding to the goals tally after missing several chances.
WILLIAN LOOKS A PLAYER REBORN:
Earlier in the season the patchy forms of Willian and Pedro were strong reasons for Conte’s change of tactical formation from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2. While Spanish winger, Pedro is still finding form (though not so far from his peak level) and yet he scored against Huddersfield, the Brazilian has been sensational in the last one month. Telling contributions in games against Qarabag, Liverpool, Swansea and now Huddersfield, he could just the player to change Conte’s mind to revert back to the former title-winning formation. With a goal and two assists, Willian should be in the frame of returning back to the first eleven.
CHELSEA CLASS AND QUALITY DESTROYS HUDDERSFIELD GAME PLAN:
Huddersfield coach David Wagner admitted after the game that he had sent out his team to frustrate Chelsea just like West Ham did during the weekend. A deep strong defensive line to limit spaces for Chelsea attacking players to thrive. That was all but destroyed in 45 minutes as goals from Bakayoko and the excellent Willian raced Chelsea to a two-nil lead by halftime before Pedro stabbed the decisive third after the break to seal the points for the team. Chelsea and Conte must also find new tactical plans that can and will help us break down teams that employ ‘parking the bus tactics’.
Let’s keep the Blue flag flying high. Cheers!