BATE Borisov 0-1 Chelsea: Despite a lacklustre performance - Let's focus on the positives.


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Chelsea beat BATE Borisov with a objective from Olivier Giroud to place Maurizio Sarri's aspect in agency management of the Europa League group and have ensured qualification to the spherical of 32. Regardless of loads of negatives from some Chelsea followers on social media, it is essential to take a look at the positives right here although there wasn't many.&

Having sat and watched the sport once I acquired house from work I really feel now that it is a good win and three factors to make sure that we qualify in order that's necessary and a few positives. Eden Hazard got here by way of the hour that he performed nearly unscathed and Ross Barkley continues to flourish in his new midfield position. As every recreation passes by I'm increasingly impressed by his work-rate and his willingness to point out for the ball, making himself out there to cross to as one of many necessary three males in Maurizio Sarri's midfield.

I assumed that Emerson seemed busy down the left-hand aspect and obtained himself an necessary help for Olivier Giroud who scored his first aim of the season and for Sarri that are each essential positives.

I assumed that we did not look as a lot of a shambles with the beginning back-four as we did towards Derby at Stamford Bridge every week in the past which is one other constructive. Oh, as for all these slagging Gary Cahill of as soon as once more on social media (disgrace on you by the best way), I would really like you to take a look at who threw himself in-between two Borisov gamers to a shot that had rebounded off the submit within the final minute of damage time and cleared the ball away from hazard - Gary Cahill!

Jorginho handed the ball to his regular requirements and Pedro was busy all through - once more positives to take from the sport.

So the apparent negatives that MUST be talked about so to degree issues out and provides this weblog submit some type of stability to the arguments given.&

I assumed that Ruben Loftus-Cheek was disappointing on the night time, he did not look on top of things with the sport, discovered himself too typically together with his again to objective and did not look himself.

The truth that BATE Borisov hit the woodwork THREE occasions signifies that we had rode our luck within the recreation and you would need to agree. Should you then add the obvious alternative that they had created for themselves when the ball was pulled again throughout objective, just for their man to balloon the ball excessive over the bar from 12-yards you would need to admit that they deserved a draw.

Nevertheless, in European soccer and these early group levels it is about taking your possibilities. For those who do it may make an actual distinction and we did. Any one in every of us would have taken a win and three extra factors to qualify BEFORE the sport kicked off so why can we really feel barely annoyed tonight?

If something, we're so used to seeing Chelsea play their high-press, excessive tempo recreation passing groups off the pitch that we now have anticipate it to occur on a regular basis. Let's face it, this was a troublesome place to go towards a aspect who would put every part out on the pitch to offer a greater efficiency than they did in London a few weeks in the past. It was all the time going to be a special recreation and we should always have anticipated that.

It is what's entered within the document books that issues and as I've stated it is our fourth win from 4 video games performed, we sit prime of the group having now certified for the spherical of 32 and with two video games remaining, look odds-on to win it.

I might say that is job carried out would not you?