Despite Chelsea’s initial lead in Wednesday’s fixture, manager Graham Potter’s Brighton & Hove Albion side rescued a point by drawing. Striker Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring at 28 minutes with a powerful header from a corner. But this wasn’t enough to secure the Blues’ win because Danny Welbeck came off the bench late on and scored. Yesterday saw, after previous draws in Premier League football news, Chelsea suffer a 4th draw in 5 games at home.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel talked to reporters after his side suffered another draw, despite scoring and retaining the initial lead.
“We have simply way too many players who we don’t know what we can demand,” the German coach said, post-match.
“We have seven COVID cases, we have four or five players out for six weeks,” the German said when asked about Chelsea’ chances of winning the league. “Why should we compete in a title race?”
“James suffered a hamstring injury while Christensen went off with a back problem,” he said.
Compounding Chelsea’s problems, Chelsea wing-back Reece James hobbled off in the first half. Finally, fellow defender Andreas Christensen also underwent treatment and Chalobah had to replace him at the break.
Meanwhile, rival coach Potter praised his Brighton players for pushing right to the end to secure at least one point.
“I thought it was a fantastic performance from the players really full of courage full of quality,” Potter said.
Premier League Football News – Chelsea Suffer a 4th Draw in 5 Games
Brighton held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw for the fourth time in five home league games.
The draw pushed Chelsea into second place in the Premier League table on 42 points. They thus have one more point than Liverpool, who also have a game in hand, though.
At the same time, Chelsea are eight points behind leaders Manchester City.
And what’s more interesting, the Blues will play both Liverpool and Man City in the first two weeks of January.
Meanwhile, after clinching a last-gasp, last-minute draw yesterday, on Wednesday night, Brighton are currently in 10th place with 24 points.