When you’re about to face Barcelona, you need to be at the top of your game as a goalkeeper. Courtois was anything but. He will be very disappointed with letting the ball go through his legs for both of Messi’s goals and on another day could have got a stronger hand on the ball to Dembele’s breakway goal. Wednesday, March 14, 2018Chelsea are out of the Champions League after succumbing to a 3-0 loss to Barcelona at the Nou Camp. The Blues were able to grind out a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, but two goals from Messi either side of Ousmane Dembele's strike ensured the Catalan club went through 4-1 on aggregate. However, Antonio Conte's side can consider themselves unlucky to have lost by a three-goal margin as they threatened the Barca goal numerous times.&nb
While West Brom had the Chelsea defence under some pressure, Courtois was not called into action on too many occasions in the game. Monday, February 12, 2018Chelsea put an end to their two-game losing run with a workmanlike victory over West Brom at Stamford Bridge. The hosts, who came off the back of humiliating defeats against Watford and Bournemouth respectively started the game nervously which saw Jay Rodriguez miss a glaring chance for Albion. However, the Blues' main man Eden Hazard produced an accomplished finish to get Chelsea a goal which settled any nerves and subsequently put them in control of the game. Victor Moses doubled the reigning Premier League champions' lead with a cool finish on 63 minutes before Hazard's shot from the edge of the box put some glos...
The Belgian was not required to produce heroics like he did against Arsenal last week but was equal to Alex Iwobi’s good effort in the first-half. Wednesday, January 10, 2018Chelsea were held to a goalless draw by Arsenal in their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie at Stamford Bridge. In a game of limited opportunities, the hosts had the better of the game and were perhaps guilty of being wasteful in front of goal, with Cesc Fabregas and Andreas Christensen missed huge chances either side of half-time. Both sides will do it all again at the Emirates in two weeks to earn their spot in the EFL Cup final. So how did Conte's side perform? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT.com's Chelsea player ratings. Let's block ads! (Why?)
The Belgian produced some outstanding saves on the night but could do nothing to stop either of Arsenal's goalsWednesday, January 3, 2018A late Hector Bellerin strike denied Chelsea a win over London rivals Arsenal as Antonio Conte's side drew 2-2 at the Emirates Stadium. Davide Zappacosta could have won the game for Antonio Conte’s men, only to see his effort clatter off the bar.Jack Wilshere’s superb drive opened the scoring for Arsenal before a controversial Chelsea penalty was converted by the impressive Eden Hazard.Marcos Alonso thought he won the game for Chelsea when he poked home Zappacosta’s inviting cross, only for Bellerin to snatch a late equaliser.But how did the Blues perform against Arsene Wenger’s men at The Emirates?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s&nbs
The experienced goalkeeper did not exactly bring a sense of calm to his defence as he flapped at his crosses. Crucially tipped Hernandez’s last gasp effort onto the crossbar. Wednesday, December 13, 2017Arsenal endured a frustrating night in front of goal as they were held by West Ham at the London Stadium.Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere and Alex Iwobi came closest to breaking the deadlock for the Gunners but David Moyes’ side stood firm in front of their own fans.The result leaves Arsene Wenger’s outside of the top four and one point behind Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.But how did the Gunners perform against David Moyes’ West Ham at the London Stadium?Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT's Arsenal player ratings...Let's block ads! (Why?)