Chelsea has had an opening goal against Newcastle thanks to the top goalscorer in the Premier League in the last 5 years.
Chelsea took only 10 minutes to shake Newcastle’s net in round 9 of the Premier League. But this achievement did not come from the excellence of the Chelsea strikers because the scorer was a Newcastle player.
Defender Federico Fernandez fumbled an own goal when he was influenced by Ben Chilwell in the 5m50 area. The Newcastle players responded fiercely because they thought that Chilwell had fouled Fernandez. Chilwell personally also stopped short without immediately celebrating because he had an impact on the opposing player.
Fernandez’s own goal helped Chelsea to have the opening goal
But referee Craig Pawson still recognized the goal for Chelsea after consulting with his assistants. The slow-motion video showed that Chilwell had a normal dispute and his impact on Fernandez was not enough to blow the penalty.
Therefore, Chelsea still benefits greatly from the top goalscorer in the Premier League. Federico Fernandez has scored five times since his Premier League debut in September 2014 up to now. During the same period, only Lewis Dunk scored as much as Fernandez did.
More broadly, both Lewis Dunk and Federico Fernandez are ranked eighth on the list of top scorers in the history of the Premier League, five goals behind the top, Richard Dunne.
Abraham scored to increase the gap for Chelsea
In this match, despite having a very early opener, the Chelsea strikers played quite ungainly and had to wait until the 65th minute to score to increase the gap. This time, Timo Werner helped Tammy Abraham to score.
With the return of Havertz, Chelsea’s attacking trio will include former players Leverkusen, Hakim Ziyech, and Timo Werner. These are all three faces who just arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Chelsea kick with a 4-3-3 chart
Back down, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kanté, and Mason Mount will work together in midfield. Meanwhile, Reece James, Kurt Zouma, Antonio Rudiger, and Ben Chilwell are likely to be selected by Coach Lampard in the defense.
In the wooden frame, Kepa Arrizabalaga with an unstable form will have to cede the position to Édouard Mendy, the goalkeeper bought by Chelsea from Rennes for 22 million euros.
On the opposite side, Newcastle remained loyal to the 3-5-2 chart, in which Schar, Lascelles, and Fernandez are sentenced in front of goalkeeper Darlow. The home team’s 5 midfielders include Murphy, Lewis, Hendrick, Hayden, and Longstaff. In the striker line, Wilson replaced Joelinton with Saint-Maximin.