One of the parties highlights of matchday 1 was the Chelsea-Zenit. More than by the entity of the Russian team, let’s say ‘middle class’ within the Champions League, because it was the premiere of champion. And they got off to a good start as they won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Lukaku In the second half.
Last year the Chelsea had an impeccable first phase. 16 points out of 18 possible in a group with Seville, Rennes and Krasnodar and some very good sensations. The problem was in the league, to the point that in December Frank Lampard was dismissed and Thomas Tuchel He took over the reins of the club after his dismissal from Paris Saint Germain.
This year things look even better. You have to take into account the blue set, which maintains a block very young and talented last year with the Mount, Havertz, Pulisic and company. On the other hand, its squad is very complete with more experienced players such as Azpilicueta, Kanté, Jorginho or Thiago silva. What is necessary to be a candidate for everything.
To this must be added Lukaku. 115 million have paid the Inter for a striker who never tires of scoring goals. To be decisive. By a player who, in my opinion, it can be differential. If they already had a very complete squad, with the Belgian they take a quality leap at the offensive level that makes them more fearsome if possible. Yesterday was he who saved the ballot of the premiere in fact.
What was said. An excellent squad, a differential striker and a very good coach that last year already meshed perfectly all the resources he had at his disposal. If we add the status of current champion, we have left that Chelsea is undoubtedly one of the favorites to repeat your Champions from last year. That they walk with eye City, Paris saint germain and Bayern.