Chelsea lost 0-4 to Manchester City in the 3rd round (round of 64) of the 2022-23 season of the English FA Cup held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 1:30 am (Korean time) on the 9th. With this defeat, Chelsea ended the competition.
Chelsea were consistently beaten by Man City. The first goal was conceded to Riyad Mahrez in the 23rd minute of the first half, but the conceding crisis had occurred several times before that. The concentration of the players was also disappointing. Shortly after the first goal was scored, Kai Havertz was awarded a penalty for an unnecessary handball foul.
Havertz’s mistake was fatal. Man City started to get really excited after scoring two goals. Chelsea, on the other hand, felt like they had already put the game down. The wedge bone also came out right away. In the 38th minute of the first half, Chelsea lost control of Manchester City’s attacking development and conceded a goal to Phil Foden. Chelsea couldn’t even counterattack properly while Man City scored three goals in a row.
Entering the second half, Chelsea hoped for a great turnaround with David Popana and Denis Zaccaria, but the effect was insignificant. Man City also had no reason to overdo it when they had already secured the victory. If the comeback goal came out quickly, the flow of the game could have changed, but Chelsea’s attack was really helpless.
To make matters worse, Kalidou Koulibaly gave up a penalty kick in the 40th minute of the second half, conceding another goal to Mahrez. Even with Man City away, the score of 0-4 was disastrous.
The bigger problem was the process of losing. It was hard to say that it was unlucky, but it was a defeat that Chelsea did nothing about. This can also be confirmed by statistics. ‘xG Philosophy’, which specializes in expected goal value (XG) statistics, revealed Chelsea’s XG was zero after the game. It is that there was not a single opportunity to come close to scoring. This means that none of the three shots Chelsea recorded could have been scored.
Chelsea, which has recently been collapsing with 3 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in 12 official matches, is in a position to support coach Graham Porter, but at the moment there does not seem to be any rebound point. 안전놀이터