It is no surprise that Chelsea did not relent when RB Salzburg’s astonishing attack cut off wishes of reaching the last sixty of the Champions.
Junior Adam disallowed Mateo Kovacic’s goal and sent Red Bull Arena into a frenzy. But not for long. If there’s one thing that sets Chelsea apart, it’s his composure. Kai Havertz’s superb goal led to a counterattack, and although they sometimes made mistakes in the second half, they eventually managed to celebrate their fifth-set victory with a comfortable game.
Potter’s 1st taste of game at Chelsea and in this match was a 1-1 draw against Salzburg when it was difficult to get a decisive response. After scoring just 1 goal in their 1st 2 matches, a convincing win over Milan has helped them recover and Potter admits they can now rest their weary bodies ahead of next week’s game against Dinamo Zagreb.
The game details
During the match this week, Haber had an opportunity, but Philip Kane blocked it and Aubameyang failed to score Conor Gallagher’s goal. Gallagher made his European debut, breaking through the game from midfield, Chelsea’s versatility sometimes causing problems for Salzburg, and it was no coincidence that the first goal came. In the twenty-third minute of the match Aubameyang’s pass was passed by Hubert and headed the ball inside. Gallagher’s feeding created problems and Hubert was forced to attack Maximilian Woeber, who struck Kovacic.
But the Potter Ball always comes with astonishments. Soon after, Chelsea forced Salzburg to open up again, Sterling started a series of one-touch shots. Kane saved Aubameyang’s shot, the only component of his composure. Meanwhile, in the final stages of the game, Havertz and Aubameyang created a series of scoring opportunities.
The turning point
However, Chelsea did not panic. Amar Didek let Aubameyang fall. Jorginho’s head has been canceled. Finally, Hubbert received a passing from the touchline, sent the ball to his left, and fired a long shot over the crossbar.
After that, Salzburg was again endangered when Benjamin Sesko tricked Chalobah with an accurate shot. With the team work and Potter involvement, that was more than enough to bring victory to Chelsea.