Chelsea break Arteta’s heart at the death…
30 Dec 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Tammy - winner aginst Arsenal 29-12-2019

Chelsea did the impossible on Sunday by coming from behind with less than 10 minutes before the 90th-minute of the match to snatch it 2-1 at the end. Arsenal looked like they were on their way to victory even though Chelsea dominated the second half. Arsenal looked like they did enough.

Our equalizer came from an unlikely source, and lucky to be on the pitch after a cynical foul on Lacezette, Italian maestro Jorginho. Mason Mount’s freekick went over the outstretched fist of Leno and it fell into an onrushing Jorginho who simply had to just tap the ball into the empty net in the 83rd minute of the match. It was now level at 1-1 and all to play for. Chelsea was in the ascendency now.

But Lampard’s 3-4-3 formation was not paying dividends. It seemed that Arteta had an answer to our game plan. Our players looked lethargic, slow out of the blocks (not the first time this season) and were second best during the first half. Arsenal took advantage of this and scored in the 13th minute of the match through Emerick Aubameyang’s header. It was as if Lampard wrestled with a decision. He eventually did a Mourinho-lie move by taking off Emerson and brought on Jorginho. We were now playing to a 4-3-3 formation which brought more stability with Jorginho being the pivot. It stayed 1-0 at half-time.

The Blues started to play better football and kept possession of the ball yet without scoring. Tammy came close a few times. Was this yet another loss on the cards? Has the losing streak now affected our away matches as well? Time would tell. Like in the first half Lampard again made a vital change. He took off Tomori and brought on debutant Tariq Lamptey, an academy player (who was on his winter break). And it seemed like he clearly made a difference up the right flank with some super passes, blocks, and crosses into the box. The final change for Lampard was Hudson-Odoi for Kovacic in the 70th-minute of the match.

After the equalizing goal from Jorginho to make it 1-1, Chelsea piled on the pressure and it finally showed. Within seconds of an Arsenal attack, Tammy ran with the ball towards Leno’s goal. He passed the ball to Willian who went wide of the goal area to cross it back to Tammy, who swirled and scored low in between the outstretched legs of Leno to make it 2-1. It was vintage counter-attacking football of years gone by for Chelsea. It was reminiscent of a Drogba goal. Tammy ran towards the Blues supporters and celebrated like King Didier Drogba. It was his twelfth in the league and by far the best of the lot. Chelsea was in seventh heaven when the whistle blew after a seventh-minute injury time (Mustafi and Rudiger had a clash of heads earlier in the match).


The victory was well deserved in the end. It ended our year and decade off on three points and still fourth on the log.

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