Sky Sports journalist James Kilpatrick has been over-critical of Chelsea when giving them their Premier League grade for the weekend after the win at Cardiff Metropolis.
What’s he mentioned, then?
Regardless of trailing for many of the match in Wales, Maurizio Sarri’s Blues claimed all three factors late on by way of objectives from Cesar Azpilicueta and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
The three factors have been key for the West Londoners as they saved them only one level off Manchester United in fourth and properly within the hunt to complete within the high 4.
Nevertheless, Kilpatrick, solely giving the Cockneys a C, had no reward for Sarri’s males:
“Chelsea could have edged previous Cardiff however they did so in controversial circumstances as Azpilicueta’s equaliser shouldn’t have stood.
“Antonio Rudiger was additionally lucky to not obtain a purple card on a day when Chelsea lacked spark in assault, and solely actually received going when Eden Hazard and Ruben Loftus-Cheek have been launched within the second half.”
Very, very harsh
While the purpose that the Blues weren’t at their greatest on the day is a sound one, the feedback and total score are very harsh certainly.
Solely one of the best groups nonetheless win when they’re beneath par and Chelsea on Sunday proved that they possess that high quality.
The truth that Sarri might name on gamers from the substitutes’ bench to assist them obtain victory simply reveals the power in depth within the ranks at Stamford Bridge, that is hardly a criticism and can serve them properly through the run-in.
The reality is that there’s no pleasing some individuals and it actually mustn’t be forgotten that, on the finish of the day, the match belonged to the guests who registered a pivotal triumph.