Seville is becoming a special place for Chelsea. There he thrashed Lopetegui's men with a stellar Olivier Giroud and was able to beat Porto this Wednesday by winning 0-2 in a match that moved to Pizjuán due to the restrictions derived from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The blues suffered against a Porto that exhibited better play than effectiveness and left with a certainly difficult result for the return leg. Chilwell sentenced in the second half adding the same as Mount did when barely two minutes of the half hour passed. The English showed all the kind that it treasures. RHe received from Jorginho, turned on his own axis with the ball perfectly controlled and defined with a precise shot against Marchesín. His eighth goal of the season that justifies his regular presence in the eleven for both the Bridge team and the English team.
The good level of the youth squad from Porthsmouth contrasts with the seasons of the two most expensive signings this year in the exclusive London neighborhood: Timo Werner and Kai Havertz.
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This summer Chelsea launched themselves for the best of the Bundesliga by attracting two of the most important young talents in the German league to London. Werner was the mainstay of RB Leizpig, a strong forward, fast and capable of defining in almost any situation. Havertz, for his part, came in as one of the most talented youngsters since Leverkusen. This year, both seem blurred and Chelsea are questioning whether the investment of 133 million (53 for Werner, 81 for Havertz) was worth it.
In his first campaign in London, Timo Werner is experiencing an ordeal. The Stuttgart player is working hard to get back to his best level, but his mental block in front of goal weighs him down. “It has never happened to me in my career. Maybe this will not be my scoring year, but at the end of the campaign I will reflect on how the season has gone,” he said weeks ago. His level has already made him appear in some exit rumor, but Tuchel seems to trust the resurrection of the forward. 40 games and just ten goals, which are not enough for what he paid and for his talent.
For Havertz it is also being complicated. It has many opportunities, but it does not quite shine as expected. Accumulate five goals in 33 games although of relative importance. Three of them went in the Carabao Cup to Barnsley, Championship team (Second Division) and another in the FA Cup to Morecambe, of the fourth English professional category. In the Premier he scored against Southampton in October and still does not see the door. In the Champions League he has not yet celebrated a single goal.
He was the third in contention, Mount, who one more day with fewer lights and less investment in him, did give the expected level of Chelsea's attack and that ended up being definitive. English puts the superficial in check.