“They had a poor game”, check four Chelsea players who performed badly against Southampton
Chelsea today at Stamford Bridge, defeated Southampton 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after the normal 90 minutes of play in the Carabao cup.
Kai Havertz opened the scoring through Ziyech’s well played corner just before halftime before Che Adams equalised for Southampton FC.
Despite the win, 4 Chelsea players had a very poor performance tonight. They are:
1. Hakim Ziyech: Apart from the corner that he played which Kai Havertz headed into the Southampton FC’s net, he was too poor in the match. He lacked the urgency to needed to move the ball from the midfield into the attacking areas. He was sluggish and lazy and these negative attributes limited most of Chelsea’s attack especially counter attack. He was later substituted in the 67th minute with Mason Mount.
2. Saul Niguez: the midfielder who was signed on loan from Atletico Madrid has had limited opportunity to prove himself but messed up the opportunity he got today. The best he offered was the multitude of foul he committed today. No creativity at all from him. He lost missed many passes. His positional play was too awful. If it was not for the hardworking Mateo Kovacic, the Southampton players would have taken full control of the midfield.
3. Callum Hudson Odoi: the talented midfielder was deployed as the right wing back by Thomas Tuchel but failed to impress in the match. He was very poor in his decision making which caused a lot of problems for Chelsea FC. His passes were poor most of the time.
4. Malang Sarr: the Chelsea defender had a night to remember. He was arguably the Chelsea player with the worst performance tonight. He was at fault for the equaliser and nearly gifted the winning goal to the Southampton team thanks to the heroics of Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arizabalaga.