Chelsea FC vs Southampton (1-1) Post Match Analysis.

Bertrand Traore

Yesterday in the EFL Cup Chelsea FC vs Southampton came to a draw which then led to penalties. The Blues won 4-3 on pens.

Kai Havertz headed in the goal but soon their lead was squandered as Che Adams scored after the break.

Kepa made a few goods saves during the match and also saved the last penalty.

Chelsea FC had a few chances created by Saul Niguez but those weren’t finished. A long shot from Kai Havertz nearly found the back of the net.

 Soon the quality of the game, as well as the players, dropped. The intensity as well came to a standstill because the game turned into a mess of fouls and poor passing.

Does Chelsea FC come in the same category as City and PSG?

“Created by the poor, stolen by the rich.” Football fans all around the world were enraged with the possible creation of a super league. But whether fans like it or not, money plays a huge role in success.

The more any club spends on players, the more chances they have to win trophies. Not all players today are influenced by money hence they choose the club with a better sporting project.

Many players end up choosing clubs like PSG who pay them a lot just for sitting on the bench.

Chelsea FC, just like City and PSG, had a minimal history before their respective takeovers. Before 2003, they used to struggle a lot and would lose many matches. 

In 2003, Roman Abramovich bought the club. They then went on to win 5 premier league titles and 2 UCL titles.

Despite their takeover, Chelsea FC over the years has certainly developed many academy players. They do not only rely on the players bought in for hefty amounts but opt to play the youth.

In 2020, their academy players flourished as many of them played a key role to win the UCL. 

Unlike Manchester City who sold all their academy players for €60 million. Their only noticeable youngster still presents with them is Phil Foden. In recent news, Cole Palmer and Liam Delap have also made the headlines.

PSG are certainly reputed for only spending money and buying big-name players. They only buy a few youngsters from which half of them are not developed by the team. They are only spoken about and then disappear.

Chelsea despite their takeover is not like Manchester City and PSG.

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