Chelsea vs Valencia
Champions League Group H
8:00pm Tuesday 17th September
As Frank Lampard lost 1-0 to Valencia on his Champions League debut as Chelsea 22, ross Barkley missed an overdue penalty that was VAR-awarded.
Chelsea had the chance to cancel Rodrigo opener out and inhabiting a point whenever the officer was alerted by the Video Assistant Referee to Daniel Wass’ handball with three minutes remaining in the area.
Barkley insisted the spot-kick should be taken by him, snatching the ball off regular penalty taker Jorginho, but his effort cannoned off the crossbar’s top.
The late penalty controversy expects the very first home victory of his tenure at Chelsea and resisted a brutal introduction for Lampard, who dropped Mason Mount only 16 minutes to Champions League football.
Valencia fans and players arrived from disarray following the sacking of director Marcelino week in London, since they made a screen against Lampard’s young side which featured four competition debutants, however they were far from mutiny.
Tammy Abraham, fresh from his hat-trick at natives, was denied a Champions League goal when his near-post movie was obstructed by Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
When former Arsenal midfielder Frances Coquelin left his claws on the inside of the shin of the youngster which compelled off the child within 16 minutes and yielded a yellow card mason Mount then got a introduction to Europe.
Abraham went using a header in the cross and Willian’s strong run of Cesar Azpilicueta through the centre created.
Chelsea threat in the first half, willian fashioned a opener once Mateo Kovacic’s cross-field pass was commanded by him his chest, but his shot flew . And by Cillessen the Brazilian drive towards the near post was parried clear on the stroke of half-time.
Marcos Alonso took the game to Valencia early in the second half, drilling before heading the resulting corner at a free-kick that Cillessen tipped behind.
But they fell behind, the Chelsea defence being given the slip as he grabbed the ball beyond Kepa Arrizabalaga and hurried onto the chipped free-kick of Daniel Parejo by Rodrigo.
The play reached fever pitch five minutes when the players of Chelsea flocked to get a handball, and replays did indeed show defender Wass’ hands had struck at.
Barkley, on as a substitute took responsibility to crash his campaign against the frame of the objective although after an VAR wait, a spot-kick was finally given.
Chelsea director Frank Lampard:”Ross is the penalty taker. When he has begun he had been pre-season and scored a couple, was, and was and he missed it. I don’t understand what the dialogue was. Jorginho and Willian were the punishment takers about the pitch, but he becomes the punishment if Ross comes on.
“We probably deserved a win, or at the very least a draw. We made enough in the match. Not plenty of chances that are fantastic but superior chances and clearly a penalty, then we concede in the 1 shot on goal, therefore it is a brutal lesson in Champions League football. It is a game we played pretty well in, and we dropped.
The fantastic news is we’ve got five games to go from the group, but that is the reality of losing the very first game in the home, it makes people [other] games more important especially as they return to back away from home.”
The Debate was told by former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell:
“It’s the identical rigmarole because the Paul Pogba one – who is the designated taker? Barkley arrived following 80 minutes, so Jorginho’s normally and on takes them seems confident taking fines. I can’t find him not wanting to take one.
“I can see exactly what Willian’s doing with regard to saying’Do this? You come on’. He walks away but he had gone once, twice, three times asking him, when Barkley says .
Chelsea host team leaders Liverpool on Renault Super Sunday – live from 4pm on Sky Sports Premier League; kick-off 4.30pm. Chelsea journey to Lille on Matchday 2 of the Champions League on October 2; kick-off 8pm.
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