Post Match report for the Chelsea game - Tuesday, 20th April 2021

PREMIER LEAGUE 20/21: Chelsea V Brighton - 20/4/21, P32.


* * * * * ALBION MONDAY NIGHT OVERTIME SHIFT * * * * *

RESULT: 0-0 . SHAPE: 3-4-1-2


VENUE: Stamford Bridge, London SW6 - sixteenth away match of thirty-two fixtures to date . Monday 8:15pm.
Game played behind closed doors due to current covid restrictions.
PRE-MATCH: a new European Super League, represented in England by the big six clubs, had been proposed. Reactions from the wider world of football were predominately negative, emotionally charged and colloquially full of clog.
Chelsea supporters gathered outside the stadium in a demonstration of anti-ESL sentiment.
Meanwhile stay at home Brighton fans had other very basic things to fret about; just staying in the Prem for starters.
WEATHER: dry & cool . KIT: away yellow shirts & socks.

GRAHAM POTTER knew he was not going to change any global sports perspective so concentrated on the matter in hand. His trade is of a perilous existence; easily exposed if measured on a scale of one to ten - where ten scores high, or confirms a successful decade.
Not too many coaches actually can get anywhere near that full ten.

TEAM . . . . . . . . . 26 Sanchez
. . . . . . . . 3 White, 5 Dunk, 4 Webster
. 34 Veltman, 13 Gross, 8 Bissouma, 33 Burn
. 18 Welbeck . . 10 Mac Allister . . 11 Trossard

BENCH: 23 Steele, 17 Alzate, 16 Jahanbakhsh, 19 Izquierdo, 24 Propper, 29 Zeqiri.
14 Lallana (60), 9 Maupay (74), 15 Moder (86).


GOALS: none.


INCIDENTS: 10 - Sanchez commits . 16 - hosts shoot . 20 - Sanchez parries . 21 - Sanchez catches .
23 - Mac A blocked . 33 - Bissouma injured . 36 - Gross f-k . 37 - Trossard effort . 42 - Bissouma deflection .
59 - White defends . 68 - Bissouma f-k . 72 - Bissouma wide . 77 - Lallana wide . 80 - Welbeck post/block .
81 - Lallana block . 86 - hosts wide . 88 - Sanchez takes . 91 Sanchez holds . 93 - Maupay shoots.

YELLOW: 72 - White . RED: 90+2 - White.

SUBS: 60 - Lallana for Trossard . 74 - Maupay for Mac Allister . 86 - Moder for Welbeck.


TIMELINE: visitors adopted a fluid 532 defensive set up and intended a high press without the ball.
Locals slowly got into the game, looking to force Seagulls rearwards.
Pattern of play remained loose to the intermission, although BHA front runners had few touches.
The second period was different in that hosts pressured further up the field and controlled possession and momentum.
Albion pushed forwards after substitutions appeared and more than held their own, while defending solidly.
Frantic closing moments saw the contest hang in balance as each outfit registered a clean sheet and a fail to score.


FUNDAMENTALS: poss 64%-36%, on target 4-2, off target 3-9, corners 0-3,
fouls 8-9, yellows 2-1, red 0-1, subs 3-3, shape 343-352 . . . . . . . . gd-5 pt34 po16

CONSEQUENCES: with the run in running out, Albion go seven points clear of those relegation places.

FS


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