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What went Wrong for the Champion ?



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15 0ctober, kathmandu/Vijan Bhandari   – When Chelsea visited Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace everyone thought it would be an easy win for Chelsea. But what happened next kept everyone on surprise. Crystal Palace who was on the bottom of the table with 0 win and 0 goals defeated the Champion. An own goal from Azpilicueta followed by Bakayoko goal and second half strike by Zaha Crystal Palace got the first win of the season. So how did Champion lost with Crystal Palace managed by FWOG (Football Wizard Owl Genius) Roy Hodgeson ??

Chelsea suffered a blow before a match with their star striker Alvero Morata missing with the PFA player of the year Ngolo Kante who suffered a hamstring injury similar to Morata during International Break. Meaning Chelsea struggled to find a right balance on the game missing their key player. In the game we could clearly see the lack of confidence and personality from the Chelsea. The game displayed by them was nowhere near to the game that is expected from the champion. Chelsea were clearly dominated by the Palace. Chelsea were known to be a team that fights till the last minute of the game and is always hungry to win the game. But we couldn’t see that hunger and passion on the game yesterday. It was hard to believe this was Chelsea team that defeated Atletico Madrid at Wanda Metropolitano.

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After the game Chelsea boss Antonio Conte said “When you start the game without Morata and Kante it is not simple. Then another important player gets an injury like Moses. I hope to have him [back] very soon.” “In this moment it is very difficult. We lose three or four players and it is a big problem, but despite this we have to find the will to fight. “This season is very difficult. We have to put in 150 percent — 100 percent is not enough like last season, and we want to be competitive in every competition. “The situation is very clear, but my focus is to work with my players. In this moment it’s important to find a solution, not to find an excuse. I want to find the best way to work, to put all of myself in the job with my players.”

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Conte is a great manager but he needs to have a backup plan when something doesn’t work. It was clearly seen Chelsea lacked plan B. Lack of squad depth has also been the problem for Chelsea and it could be felt on the pitch. Win , draw and loss is the part of the game but at least their need to be a fight. Conte again needs to make a bold decision and have backup plans too for the game. He should be bold enough to bench out form player and give chance to other players as well as talented hungry youth player. Last season Conte changed the system and gameplay and also benched the star player of Chelsea who once look irreplaceable like John Terry , Branslav Ivanovic and Oscar after 3-0 loss against Arsenal at Emirates. Everyone knows what happened next. Chelsea went 13 game unbeaten with 11 game clean sheets. So for Chelsea’s fans. Believe in Chelsea , Believe in Conte. Keep The Blue Flag Flying High.

writer/vijanbhandari
writer/vijanbhandari


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