On Matchday 31, London Chelsea played at home against Brendford. Also for Brandford played Christian Eriksen, who helped a lot in this match.
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|Chelsea 1:4 Brentford|
Goals: Rüdiger, 48 (1:0). Janelt, 50 (1:1). Eriksen, 54 (1:2). Janelt, 60 (1:3). Vissat, 87 (1:4).
|Mendy, Rüdiger, Alonso (James, 55), Tiago Silva, Aspilicueta, Kante (Lukaku, 65), Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Ziesch, Havertz, Werner (Kovacic, 64).||Raya, Henry (Canos, 88), Pinnock, Jansson, Ayer, Roerslev Rasmussen, Nergård, Eriksen, Janelt (Jensen, 82), Toni, Mbeumo (Wissa, 85).|
Referee: Kavanagh (England).
Brentford started the first half very strong, the team, which included Eriksen, began to give a very powerful half. Striker Ivan Toney made three saves in front of the Chelsea goalkeeper.
The hosts found strength in the middle of the game and also began to create chances. Ruben Loftus-Cheek got the first shot on goal but it was saved by the visiting goalkeeper, Raya. With six minutes to go in the half, the Spanish goalkeeper was called into action again when he leaped to repel Hakim Ziyech’s left-footed shot that flew into the left corner.
Chelsea began to play very well in the second half, and scored the first goal of the match. Antonio Rüdiger from 35 meters, whose shot hit the left post and then ended up in the net of Raya’s goal. But half a minute later, the visitors answered with a goal. Vitaly Janelt equalized the score.
Then, Brandford added even more pace and scored two quick goals, which came on the counterattack that took Chelsea’s defense by surprise. Eriksen scored his first goal for Brentford and Janelt added his second .
Chelsea then lost confidence on the pitch, while the visitors, on the contrary, were motivated and scored another fourth goal in the 88th minute. Substitute Ioan Wyssa scored with a beautiful strike after a mistake by the home team’s defense.
In the end, after Brentford’s win, they narrowed the gap from the top half of the table with just their second away win in the Premier League since October. And Chesley loses an important three points in this match.