If Chelsea want to go deep into their European campaign this season with the hope of winning the Europa League, their goal scoring prowess must improve. The Blues won their group stage match against Videoton comfortably enough but the number of chances missed or wasted would easily frustrate any fan of the club.
For the fans, the highlight of the night was Morata finally scoring after a goal draught that left himself and quite a few others super frustrated in its wake. The Spaniard didn’t really celebrate after putting in a superb effort but the relief was clear on his face, and hopefully, this will be the turning point of the season for him.
Despite the victory, Chelsea was exposed when faced with opportunities to score. Not that they didn’t create chances, 28 shots in total, but 5 of them on target and only 1 hitting the back of the net. Against a bigger European side, these stats won’t ever be good enough, especially in an away fixture as this match was played at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues dominated the game with 76% of the possession and Videoton never seemed to trouble the home side. Alvaro Morata swatted home the goal after a headed assist from Willian in what was an excellent finish indeed, an atonement for a horrendous miss earlier in the game, some would say.
Chelsea will travel to St. Mary’s on Sunday to face Southampton as they buck up for their clash against an underconfident Manchester United side the next week at Stamford Bridge.
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