Like someone looking over the edge of the cliff, Chelsea have doubts. Doubts about whether or not you are ready for what lies ahead. For Atlético, for Manchester United, for Everton, for Leeds and for Liverpool. In other words: for the toughest stage of the season. A vertigo that has been translated today in the draw against a Southampton come unless has lost all Premier League matches since January 4. Without losing, because Tuchel does not know what that is since he put on the Chelsea tracksuit, the blues have doubts.
And with parties like this they would not be without reason. Despite overwhelming possession, relentless dominance, and coming as clear favorites, it was the saints who got ahead on the scoreboard. They did it, yes, with a delightful play of Minamino, who came to threaten twice to throw the defense and goalkeeper to the ground before opening the scoring. It was terrible to see, on the other hand, how Hasenhüttl’s men crossed the defense through the center too easily with a low pass.
In the second half, and after a penalty that offers no discussion, Mount returned equality to the scoreboard, adding a point for theirs that allows them staying fourth but exposing the position for both West Ham and Liverpool, both at 1 and 3 points respectively.
Tie between Burnley and West Brom.
Burnley and West Bromwich Albion drew 0-0 in another clash on Saturday, despite the visitors trailing for an hour. Semi Ajayi was sent off after half an hour. Despite enjoying plenty of possession, Burnley created very little in attack but only took one shot on goal throughout the game. The exhausted visitors had two great chances to win at the end, but January signing Mbaye Diagne couldn’t find the target at close range and Matheus Pereira’s shot was cleared by James Tarkowski.
Burnley drew 0-0
at home to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, despite
the visitors were reduced to 10 men for an hour.
Burnley’s task seemed to have gotten easier when Semi
Ajayi de West Brom was sent off at the half hour mark, his handball is considered to have
denied the hosts a scoring opportunity.
Despite enjoying much possession, however, Burnley created
very little in attack, disappointingly achieving a single shot on goal in
The whole game.
The exhausted visitors had two great chances to win at the end,
but january signing Mbaye Diagne couldn’t find the target at close range
distance and Matheus Pereira’s shot was cleared from the line
by James Tarkowski.
Although they failed to secure all three points, Burnley extended
their unbeaten streak to four league games to rank 15th in the standings
with 28 points, nine points above the relegation zone.
West Brom, however, will regret those missed opportunities as they remain
19th with 14 points, 11 from the safety who won just two of his 25
league games this season.
“The quality of performance here today shows that we have made progress
a lot in a short period of time, “West Brom boss Sam Allardyce told
“The sad thing is that he has not given us three points. We have to
start doing the final side of the performances which is putting the ball
in the back of the net and win games. “
Having opted out of last weekend’s games after he and his family received
death threats in a backlash against controversial red card decisions, the
referee Mike Dean was again the center of attention early on in Turf
Callum Hudson Odoi (45′, Tammy Abraham), Nathan Tella (75′, Minamino), Hakim Ziyech (75′, Callum Hudson Odoi), Jorginho Frello (75′, Kovacic), Che Adams (84′, Ings), Daniel N’Lundulu (93′, Nathan Redmond)
1-0, 32′: Minamino, 1-1, 53′: Mason Mount
Arbitro: Anthony Taylor
Arbitro VAR: Stuart Attwell
Marcos Alonso (79 ‘, Yellow) McCarthy (91 ‘, Yellow