Uneventful on the pitch BUT EVENTFUL OF IT!
It all kicked off 5:30pm in London as fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against Chelsea’s involvement in the European Super League. I will go in depth on it in a separate article but after an hour of protesting, the fans received the news that Chelsea were filing to leave the Super League. The fans went mad and Chelsea and Brighton could continue on with the game. Tuchel made several changes with Kepa remaining in goal, Christensen, Zouma, and Rudiger making up the back four. Reece James, and Alonso started as the wing backs while Jorginho and Mount started in midfield. Ziyech, Pulisic, and Havertz started up front.
The game really wasn’t eventful and while Brighton gave it their all and played well they really weren’t a threat for the 90 minutes. Welbeck came close after he hit the post in the 2nd half. Chelsea players on the other hand looked lost, and devoid of any intensity. It might have been the changes, or more realistically it was probably the fact that these players worlds had been turned up side down over the last 2 days. They didn’t know what this decision meant for their careers and 30 minutes before the game they found out that its back to normal. I can accept that the players wouldn’t be able to get up for this game. Tuchel acknowledged it as well but said that it wasn’t an excuse and Chelsea would go again.
Either way a point isn’t the worst thing as we go into the top four on goal difference. The big game is on the weekend now as we take on West Ham. For Chelsea fans it was a victory of football as we know it. A victory over American capitalism. That is all that mattered last night.