Another poor performance by Chelsea in the final third, due to the lack of a finisher and goal scorer. Chelsea lost 1-0 to Tottenham Hotspurs in the EFL Cup, Carabao Cup, semi-final where the only goal by Hary Kane was by a penalty.
The Blues Chelsea FC dominated the match in every single aspect, almost 58% possession, 17 shots, and Tottenham had only 6 shots, and even the corners 6 to 2.
However, Chelsea’s attack without a real number nine striker helped the Spurs to win today with no one to convert the chances up front. Sarri has to sign a striker as soon as possible.
Here are our player’s ratings for Chelsea
Chelsea players ratings:
Kepa: Made some crucial saves, but gave Tottenham a useless penalty after the referee raised the offside flag. 5/10
Azpilicueta: An average match. Still not convincing. 6.5/10
Rudiger: Was helping in the build-up from the back and good in the defense. 7/10
Christensen: Was good today. 7/10
Alonso: A poor match, again. 6/10
Barkley: A good first half, offered something new. However, his performance declined throughout the match. 6.5/10
Kante: Was close to scoring. Still doing well in his new position, and defended as well. 7.5/10
Jorginho: He was moving a lot, but without a clear role. 6.5/10
Hazard: Was almost the only one trying. The players around him aren’t helping him. 7.5/10
Willian: Another poor performance and misplaced passes. 6.5/10
Callum Hudson-Odoi: One of the best today. He was close to scoring int he last seconds of the first half. He’s proving himself as a starter. 8/10
Pedro: Didn’t do much., 5/10
Mateo Kovacic: Wasn’t really into the match. 5/10
Oliver Giroud: Didn’t do much, just 10 minutes. 5/10
Marucio Sarri (manager): Seemed under pressure today. It was a hard and confusing match, Chelsea dominated, but couldn’t score and win. 6/10