If you consider few of the matches, from where rescuing points are really very tough, the away game against Atletico Madrid will definitely make their names into the list.
However, the English champions Chelsea not only successfully rescued point but also they managed to register a dominated 2-1 win over the Spanish giants at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Wednesday.
From the beginning of the game, The Blues started in a very positive manner. Chelsea man-in-charge Antonio Conte let the star players Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas start the game. The combination of N’Golo Kante and Tiemou Bakayoko started to interrupt and disconnect each and every Atletico attacks in the midfield. In addition, the combination of Eden Hazard, Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas started to build some pressure on the home defence.
But the home team took the advantage in the 41st minute of the game following a blunder from Chelsea defender David Luiz as he pulled shirt of the Atletico man Lucas and turned him on the ground inside the box. The Frenchman Antonio Griezmann did no mistake from the spot to take the lead for his side.
In the second half, Chelsea’s hunger for the goal started to increase and initiated lots of attacks into the Atletico box. As a result, in the 60th minute of the game, Chelsea’s hattrick boy in the last match Alvaro Morata equalised for his side with a gentle header following the delivery from Eden Hazard. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte would have been happy to get one point from the point and as a result, he increased his defensive strength for the last ten minutes.
But in the 93rd minute of the game, Chelsea’s left-wing-back Marcos Alonso received a fantastic ball on the right side into the box. He took no time to place a perfectly weighted cross into the feet of the Belgian Michy Batshuayi. The substitute did no mistake in sending the ball into the back of the net and securing three points for his side. With a massive confidence, Chelsea will be hosting Manchester City on Saturday in the Premier League fixture.
Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea Team News:
Atletico Madrid (4-1-3-2): Jan Oblak; Juanfran, Diego Godin, Lucas Hernandez, Filipe Luis; Thomas (77′); Saul Niguez, Koke, Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco (69′); Antonio Griezmann, Angel Correa (70′).
Atletico Madrid Subs: Miguel Angel Moya, Jose Gimenez (77′), Stephan Savic, Gabi, Nicolas Gaitan (70′), Fernando Torres (69′), Luciano Dario Vietto.
Chelsea (3-5-2): Thibaut Courtois; Cesar Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Gary Cahill; Victor Moses, N’Golo Kante, Cesc Fabregas 86′(), Tiemou Bakayoko, Marcos Alonso; Eden Hazard (82′), Alvaro Morata (82′).
Chelsea Subs: Wilfredo Caballero, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen (86′), Davide Zappacosta, Willian (82′), Pedro Rodriguez, Michy Batshuayi (82′).
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