Chelsea started the defense of their Champions League trophy against Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. Many fans were expecting Chelsea have an easy game against the Russians, but that wasn’t the case as Chelsea had to dig deep for their only goal in the game.
Chelsea only scored one goal against Zenit and that wasn’t because the team didn’t play well, but it was partly because attacking midfielders like Mason Mount were holding on to the ball too much.
Chelsea were pressed by Zenit during most part of the first half, and it was difficult for Chelsea to create clear cut chances, but when Chelsea took control of the game, Mason Mount and Hakim Ziyech were “killing” the Chelsea attack with their excessive play.
Back into the side since featuring for Chelsea against Liverpool more than two weeks ago, the English midfielder didn’t have the best game against Zenith st Petersburg.
In the second half, Chelsea looked more purposeful and they were threatening to score, but excessive play from Mason Mount was one of the reasons why Chelsea had very few clear cut
Here is a Chelsea fan Who Also Thinks that Mount and Ziyech were not giving enough balls to Romelu Lukaku.
Hakim Ziyech also wasn’t at his best against Zenit, and it was evident. Ziyech was also guilty of excessive play instead of just creating chances for Romelu Lukaku.