Man Metropolis vs Chelsea (1-2) Could 8, 2021 Participant Scores and Stats
Chelsea significantly delayed Manchester City’s Premier League title celebration with a 2-1 win to secure Top 4 qualification.
While Chelsea are undoubtedly a team full of exciting young talent, right-back Cesar Azpilicueta has been one of Thomas Tuchel’s most consistent and dependable players in recent months.
On Saturday night, Azpilicueta was undoubtedly at his best against a dangerous Man City side as he helped Chelsea keep their hosts at bay.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Spaniard showed up just past the hour to give an assist when he bombed the right flank and then decided to cut the ball back to Hakim Ziyech on the edge of the box to grab Chelsea’s equalizer .
With Timo Werner looking a bit sloppy up front, Tuchel was forced to turn to options on his wing to find a goal and that’s exactly what he got in the end from Hakim Ziyech.
The Moroccan international has been in good shape over the past few weeks and again showed on Saturday why he has become such a great player for Chelsea. With three shots in the course of the game, no player in either team presented such a high goal risk.
Ziyech finally scored just past the hour when the aforementioned Azpilicueta pulled a ball back on the edge of the box and allowed the former Ajax striker to shoot a left-footed shot into the corner of the Man City goal.
For all Chelsea’s offensive intent, it was the man between the posts who probably more than any other player helped Stamford Bridge score all three points in the end.
After a heroic goalkeeper midweek against Real Madrid, Edouard Mendy was back to make some huge saves against the best that City had to offer.
However, it was moments before half that Mendy really came into its own when Sergio Aguero scored a penalty and was duly dismissed by the Chelsea goalkeeper.