Ten-Man Chelsea Triumphs: Enzo Fernandez and Colwill Lead Blues to a Thrilling 3-2 Victory Over Brighton

Chelsea return to winning way || Credit: Imago

Ten-Man Chelsea Triumphs: Enzo Fernandez and Colwill Lead Blues to a Thrilling 3-2 Victory Over Brighton

Stephen Oladehinde 17:43 - 03.12.2023

In a thrilling Premier League encounter, a ten-man Chelsea squad showcased resilience and skill to secure a vital 3-2 victory over Brighton at home

How it all happened

Chelsea, despite being reduced to ten men, secured a crucial victory at home, narrowly defeating Brighton 3-2. The Blues demonstrated a dominant start, particularly excelling in set-piece situations. 

Their aggressive approach and strategic plays in the early minutes set a commanding tone for the match.

Match Stats and Ball Possession

Chelsea's performance was not just about the scoreline; their overall match stats were equally impressive. They maintained a higher ball possession percentage, showcasing their control over the game's tempo. 

This ball dominance was a key factor in their victory, as it allowed them to dictate play and create scoring opportunities.

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Enzo Fernandez and Colwill Shines

The match was marked by personal achievements, with Fernandez scoring his first Premier League goal and Colwill netting his first goal for Chelsea. 

These significant milestones helped double Chelsea's lead, highlighting the depth and talent within the squad.

Enzo Fernandez scores for Chelsea || Credit: Imago
Enzo Fernandez scores for Chelsea || Credit: Imago

Conor Gallagher's red card 

A significant turn in the game occurred when Conor Gallagher received a red card. This put Chelsea at a numerical disadvantage, challenging them to maintain their lead and control of the game under increased pressure.

Conor Gallagher's red card || Credit: Imago
Conor Gallagher's red card || Credit: Imago

Brighton's Challenges at Stamford Bridge

Brighton faced difficulties in countering Chelsea's strategy, particularly during the early stages of the game. The two goals conceded from Chelsea corners indicated defensive vulnerabilities that Brighton will need to address in future matches.

As previously reported by Pulse Sports, Chelsea's ability to deliver under pressure has been a standout feature in their recent performances. 

Their knack for clinching crucial points, even in challenging situations, underscores their tactical flexibility and squad depth. 

This hard-fought victory against Brighton is another testament to Chelsea's enduring spirit and tactical acumen in the Premier League.