Ziyech-less Chelsea continues good streak against competitor, West Ham | win Foreign football
Chelsea has given an excellent follow-up to the victory at Liverpool last Thursday. At home, bench seat Hakim Ziyech’s team was 2-0 too strong for competitor Everton. The Londoners thus seem well on their way to a Champions League ticket.
It is sometimes claimed that a change of trainer has little or no use, a statement that is almost always seamlessly underlined by statistics. There are plenty of exceptions, however, such as this season in the blue part of London. Under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea started an impressive series of eleven duels without a defeat, there was no need to score a goal on home soil and it has even become the top favorite in the battle for a Champions League ticket, after it even had to be briefly under Frank Lampard. fear a final classification in the gray middle bracket.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea successfully repelled an attack from competitor Everton, which as number five is also looking for a starting ticket for the upcoming Champions League edition. Once again the Londoners kept the gates closed, while it struck twice itself. Kai Havertz shot his team against the ropes via Everton’s leg before the break, while Jorginho threw the game into the slot from eleven meters after the break. Shortly before that, Havertz thought he was already doing that, but his goal was rejected.
Hakim Ziyech must have seen it with sorrow from the reserve bench. His German competitor played a leading role in Chelsea’s victory. Tuchel decided to post the playmaker on the bench again. The midfielder, who came over from Ajax, could still count on a lot of playing time under Frank Lampard, but has to be patient with Tuchel for the time being. Since the entry of the German, Ziyech has only started in the competition three times, including the last two duels against Manchester United and Liverpool.
Chelsea came to fifty points after 28 rounds of play, four more than number five Everton. The difference with numbers two and three Manchester United and Leicester City also seems to be bridgeable. The gap with those competitors is four and three points respectively.
West Ham United can continue to dream about participating in the Champions League next season. The London club also won the home game against Leeds United (2-0).
Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson scored for West Ham United. Lingard also missed a penalty for the number 5 of the Premier League. West Ham United is 2 points behind the fourth-placed Chelsea, which has played one more game. The top four teams in the ranking qualify for the Champions League at the end of the season.