Five points after five days is not the loot a player was expecting. Chelsea who spends more than anyone else on the market. Without European competition this year… and I’m on the verge of not seeing it at this pace again next year. 0-0 inches Bournemouth for the “Blues” in a game in which the best goalkeepers were: Neto and Robert Sánchez.
It was an even game in which Chelsea once again struggled to enforce their law. The first half passed without pain or glory, with Iraola’s Bournemouth handing control of the ball to Chelsea, who were unable to do more than their rivals. Ugochukwu, who was in the starting line-up, did not lose his balance from the middle It was Enzo’s darkest game of the season (he had just played two games with Argentina during that break).
The second half promised more for Chelsea. Sterling woke up and fired a free kick onto the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area, which then bounced over the line. The rebound intercepted by Colwill ended in a goal… but it was ruled offside. He continued to encourage the meeting, but the former City player found no supporters. Poor Nico Jackson and little or nothing from Mudryk, who is performing better with Ukraine than with Chelsea. Palmer’s remaining minutes flashed, but they weren’t enough.
And then Bournemouth collapsed. Iraola moved the bench and the “cherries” woke up. Robert Sanchez He had to step up to save the tie and prevent an even greater catastrophe.
The last minutes did not follow any rational law. Bournemouth smelled blood and went on the attack. 0-0 wasn’t enough. Chelsea found space on the counterattack and Sterling made it 0-1… but Neto popped up between the posts. Solanke, who could have been the local hero, wasn’t doing well either.
Eight minutes were added, but this did not prevent the new “blue” puncture. They have only managed one win in five games… and that suggests it will be a year of transition in search of better times. Iraola’s team, on the other hand, still hasn’t won… but they have already drawn three times this season and are outside the relegation zone.