|Shakhtar 2 – 1 Chelsea : Tactical Analysis|
Chelsea were in a roll as they entered he Donbass Arena. They are comfortably atop the English Premier League table after a convincing 4-2 win at White Hart Lane.
After going down in the first 5 minutes, Chelsea failed to grab their chances. When Shakthar scored against them in the second half, it all looked over for Chelsea. Oscar scored in the dying minutes to make the score line look less embarrassing.
Tactically, Shakhtar deserved 3 points. If it was not for Cech, the scoreline would easily have been more embarrassing. The transition of attack from defense is very poor for Chelsea whereas the Ukrainians were brilliant at it. The game had a lot of pace with Shakhtar combining very well upfront.
The combination of Oscar, Mata and Hazard (who came on for Lampard) left way too much space behind them as they went galloping forward.
This was Shakhtar’s overall movement –
Note – I didn’t show the movements of Chelsea as they were the same as the game against Tottenham. Plus I have included Eden Hazard who had more game time after coming on for Frank.