Despite Chelseas solid rejuvenation at the back, they were a bit light going forward, with Torres having a good chance to put the boys in blue ahead. Bar the miss, Fernando put in a good game. He looks like a new player with more energy when he runs for every ball.
Despite that, one of the wide players has to stay in a position that helps him to initiate a quick counter-attack. In the frame, Mata is a bit behind the box as he waits for the City player to make a run. This gives Chelsea a much better defensive approach along with a balanced attack.
Only problem this causes is that Chelsea’s attack virtually dies out, with Torres having to work more harder. He did do it but was very unlucky to not find the net.
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