Chelsea Receives An Injury Boost Ahead Of Their Trip To Sevilla
Dec. 01, 2020
Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard was lucky to escape an injury nightmare on Sunday during a showdown between his team and Tottenham.
Going into the London derby, Chelsea knew it too well that a win against Jose Mourinho's side would take them to the top of the league moving in December.
However, the game ended in a 0 - 0 draw, taking Tottenham top while Chelsea sits at number three on the log.
Photo: Chelsea attackers Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. Chelsea have been prolific going forward this season, qualifying for Champions League round 16 with two games to spare
The two teams would be happy with a draw. Chelsea have been strong in their attacks, with a well settled defence. Tottenham on their side has the best defense in the league so far, with Kane and Son combining well offensively to provide goals.
On several occasions Chelsea came close to opening the scoring. Mason Mount tasted Tottenham's keeper with a long range shot, but the French international saved. Reece James also made a number of crosses that Tammy Abraham failed to head home.
Photo: Tammy Abraham celebrates his goal for Chelsea. He is likely to lead line again against Sevilla, despite the competition from Olivia Giroud
The substitute, Olivia Giroud also missed a gifted opportunity to win the game for the Blues. At the end, it was 0 - 0, taking Chelsea's unbeaten run to 14 games. Key concern, however, was the injury of Ben Chilwell.
The left back rolled ankle. The Englishman confirmed through the club's website that he is fine and ready for the trip to Spain for their game against Sevilla.
Chelsea have qualified for round 16 of Champions League so is Sevilla. A winner between the two will lead the group, heading into the last game of the group stage.
Video: Tammy Abraham scores for Chelsea against Rennes at Stamford Bridge
In English Premier League, Chelsea is doing good, they sit and number three, 2 points behind leaders Liverpool and Tottenham.
Ben Chilwell said despite not winning their games against Tottenham, the team is happy with a draw. He cited tottenham's strikers, Harry Kane and Son as among the best in the league, keeping a clean sheet against the duo is not a bad thing.
He added that it is important for Chelsea not to give points to their rivals in the race for English Premier League trophy.