Four things learnt in the match between Chelsea and Dynamo
- Zouma ‘s experiment at right back fails
Jose Mourinho chose to leave Ghanaian international Baba Rahman out of the starting xi as the Blues boss preferred French international Zouma to start at right back while Azpilicueta switched to left back.
Jose Mourinho trusted the centre back’s ability to adapt to various positions but the French international struggled at right back, he couldn’t cope with the pace of Dynamo Kiev’s Winger and didn’t offer anything to contribute going forward.
2. Things aren’t going to get pretty anytime soon
Mourinho admitted that his squad performances aren’t going to be pretty as he looks to get his side back to winning ways. The Blues boss opted to go back to basics and set out his team to defend well. Jose’s side were comfortable with Dynamo Kiev having the ball while they sit back to defend, his side might not have won but their resolute performance in defense will please the Portuguese tactician as the Blues kept their second consecutive clean sheet this season.
3. Willian proving to be the main man at Chelsea
The Brazilian was in superb form today, tormenting Dynamo Kiev defenders everytime he drove forward. The winger has been in imperious form this season; he has taken responsibility of free-kicks and is looking to be more confident.
He was arguably the best player on the pitch for Chelsea and is already challenging Eden Hazard as the club’s golden boy and was unlucky to be denied by the crossbar as he saw his free kick hit the post.
4. Chelsea still haven’t got their groove back
The Blues defeated Aston Villa last week and many thought they are back on track but Mourinho’s side struggled at Ukraine. They laboured going forward and didn’t create any meaningful chances and failed to score. The blues will have to do better if they are going to improve their performances.
Chelsea sit 3rd in Group G with 4 points from 3 games.