A dull performance left four Chelsea players who were not performing up to par.
Chelsea just suffered a loss against Middlesbrough in the first leg of the EFL Cup semifinal.
They were taking against a Championship club that was midtable. Furthermore, early in the game, two players for Boro were injured.
However, Mauricio Pochettino’s team struggled to produce anything on a regular basis, and as the game went on, they appeared to be increasingly lost.
Yes, they had a few opportunities that they could have scored from, but they should have been creating so much over the course of roughly 110 minutes of game against a team that is positioned on the edge of their own box that a goal should have been certain.
Adding to the dreadful opening hour against Preston on Saturday, it’s more proof that this team lacks imagination and goals, especially when the opponent is deep in their ranks, even with hundreds of millions of dollars spent on them.
Enzo Fernandez had a lot of time on the ball, but he failed to unlock. Neither did any of the three wingers that Pochettino utilised in the game.