07 Apr 2022 | 04:34 | Football
Tuchel speaks after the loss to Real Madrid
Surely Mendy will be the name to be criticized the most after this match, because his disastrous pass to Antonio Rudiger in the second half directly created the conditions for Karim Benzema to complete his hat-trick. After this goal, it is not difficult to see that the spirit of the players on the Chelsea side has gone downhill.
In fact, without the above amateur handling phase, there is not too much reason to disparage Mendy, because Benzema’s two headers in the first half were almost unstoppable.
Kante, who once “plowed” Real Madrid’s midfield when the two teams clashed in the Champions League last season, is of course the Blues’ biggest hope in this match. However, in the end, he became the most disappointing name.
Kante had almost no impact on the game, didn’t create enough pressure when Chelsea lost the ball and was also completely harmless when the ball was at his feet. The French midfielder was unable to show his top defensive qualities, directly causing Chelsea’s defense to be constantly turbulent by Los Blancos.
Statistics from Squawka show that there have not been any tackles made by Kante in this match.
It can be said that Christensen was the “criminal” directly causing Chelsea to concede the first goal, when he could not keep up with Vinicius Junior’s speed and helplessly watched the Brazilian star assist Benzema to open the scoring. In the second goal, although he did not make a big mistake, Christensen did not do well in the situation with Benzema.
It is known that the Danish star has reached an agreement to join Barcelona, and perhaps he should also prepare mentally for future El Clasico matches.
Chelsea’s attack has had an ineffective day, in which the former Borussia Dortmund star is probably the most obscure name.
According to statistics from CBS, of the 11 stars featured in Chelsea’s starting XI, Pulisic is the player with the fewest touches of the ball. It is worth mentioning that, although he touched the ball only 42 times, Pulisic caused Chelsea to lose control of the ball 11 times. He could barely escape the pursuit of Daniel Carvajal and could only launch two harmless shots into Real’s goal.
December 11th, 2021
December 11th, 2021