These are not good times for Chelsea fans, who suffered a tremendous defeat against Brentford at Stamford Bridge. The team that occupies the fourteenth position in the Premier League defeated Tuchel’s team, well below their usual level. Therefore, despite taking the lead early in the second half with a goal from Rüdiger, they ended up conceding four goals from Janelt, Eriksen and Wissa. Four darts that put the London club on target just before the visit of Real Madrid next Wednesday…
A bad day also for Kanté, who was playing his 250th game in a Chelsea shirt and he did it accompanied in the middle by Loftus-Cheek. The blue youth squad was part of Tuchel’s rotations, who did not opt for his classic 3-4-3 and arranged a 4-3-3 with a view to the match against Madrid. But the defense of two central defenders and two full-backs did not work for the locals, who were hesitant from the start.
Brentford and their striker, Toney, took advantage of that, having three scoring chances in the first ten minutes, but Mendy stopped their attempts. The Frenchman was so stressed that shortly after he was about to be substituted due to a knee injury, but he continued, and Chelsea began to amass possession.. That yes, without excessive success, because Werner, another novelty in Tuchel’s eleven, every time he received he was so harassed by the wasps that he could not turn around.
Loftus-Cheek and Mount tested Raya, failing to intimidate the Brentford goalkeeper. The one who was closest was Ziyech, who crossed a good ball, but again found himself with the Spanish goalkeeper. With those three arrivals of the blues, the break was reached, from which Rüdiger sparsely emerged. The fans had not returned to their seats and were met with the first Chelsea goal in a shot from more than 35 meters from the German central defender. A real missile that bounced off the stick and surprised Raya.
Rüdiger celebrated wildly, but on the next play, Brentford responded. Janelt, who was being the best of the visitors, caught a ball in the area and gave Brentford the equalizer. The Wasps midfielder took advantage of Chelsea’s poor vasculation, which in a counterattack in the 55th minute, conceded the second goal: Eriksen completed the transition of his team to make it 1-2 and show that he is already recovered from his heart condition.
His goal left Stamford Bridge speechless. Since the sanction of the British government to Roman Abramovich, Chelsea had chained six consecutive victories and the duel against Brentford was considered a simple procedure. It was not like that, and again taking advantage of the bad afternoon of the blue defense, Janelt made the third for Brentford with a Vaseline that left Mendy shivering.
It was then, with half an hour to go before the conclusion, that Kovacic and Lukaku entered the scene to close the gap. An urgent measure by Tuchel, who saw that the three points were slipping away like Havertz’s goals. The German striker, who was coming off a great run, was erratic against Brentford and missed three good arrivals that would have brought the draw closer to his team, which conceded 1-4 very late, in the absence of extension. Wissa, who had just left, received inside the area on the umpteenth play poorly defended by Chelsea and unleashed the party of the visitors, who celebrated the incredible victory against the long faces of the blueswho saw how the institutional crisis has ended up affecting the team’s sporting performance.
reece james (54′, Marcos Alonso), Kovacic (63′, Timo Werner), Lukaku (64′, border), matias jensen (81′, Vitali Janelt), Yoane Wissa (84′, Bryan Mbeumo), Sergio Canos (87′, Enrique Rico)
1-0, 47′: Rudiger1-1, 49′: Vitali Janet1-2, 53′: Eriksen1-3, 59′: Vitali Janet1-4, 86′: Yoane Wissa