How Chelsea’s 4-2-3-1 Formation Secured big Victory : Tactical Analysis


Cole Palmer, an under-21 international for England, has a contract worth £45 million with Chelsea, sources informed .


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On Wednesday, when Chelsea made an official approach for the 21-year-old, an agreement was promptly agreed between the two Premier League teams.

In order to finalize a deal before the transfer deadline on Friday, Palmer is anticipated to have a physical with the London club on Thursday.

Palmer, who has a contract with City through 2026, has had a promising start to the season after scoring in both the team’s UEFA Super Cup win against Sevilla and Community Shield loss to Arsenal.

Although it was uncertain whether City would approve a transfer, Chelsea soon came to an agreement when Mauricio Pochettino backed a plan to bolster their roster with another offensive talent.


Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal and Brennan Johnson of Nottingham Forest have both being evaluated as possibilities by Chelsea, however Tottenham is making headway in its pursuit of the latter.

Palmer is looking for consistent playing time, but winger Jérémy Doku’s $55.5 million ($70.47 million) transfer from Stade Rennais has made it difficult for him to break into the Man City first squad.


After a slip-up by the Wimbledon backline, the replacement calmly picked out the bottom corner of an empty net from a distance with 20 minutes left in the game and the score tied at 1-1.

Two penalties had been committed in the first half. After Robert Sanchez was fouled, James Tilley gave Wimbledon the lead, and we had to wait until right before halftime to tie the score. Noni Madueke scored his first goal at the Bridge with ease after outpacing the Dons defense with speed and skill.

Early on, Chelsea had the majority of the possession, but Wimbledon’s danger from set-pieces is well-known, and it was by that means that they unexpectedly seized the lead. With 19 minutes gone, Sanchez caught Harry Pell trying to block a wide free-kick clearance, and Tilley slammed his penalty down the centre.

Maatsen responded by deflecting a shot into the side netting, but our annoyance lasted until just before halftime. In front of the West Stand, Madueke whirled past his full-back and charged into the box, taking matters into his own hands. He outran a different defender before dodging Dons captain Alex Pearce, who could only scythe the winger to the ground.

Since it was all Madueke’s fault, he was entitled to the penalty kick and calmly dispatched Alex Bass for his first Blues goal on home soil.

At halftime, Pochettino replaced Moreira with Nicolas Jackson, and the Senegalese attacker quickly got involved, stinging Bass’ hands with a soaring drive. The next player to be sent away by the goalie was Gallagher.

The energetic Wimbledon substitute Ali Al-Hamadi had to be blocked by Axel Disasi, but otherwise it was still all Chelsea. Midway through the second half, Enzo Fernandez entered the game and immediately got a flying save from Bass with a twisting long-range shot.

But the first Chelsea goal for the Argentinean was just around the corner. As a result of Maatsen’s persistent pursuit of a long ball, Bass’ clearance ricocheted off him and fell to Enzo. From a distance of 20 yards, he quietly took a touch and then smoothly sent the ball into the open goal.

After a quick Blues counterattack, Madueke fired too near to Bass as we tried to put an end to the game. Maatsen and Enzo both witnessed curling attempts with five seconds remaining being redirected around the post by the bustling Bass.

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One last fear came when Al-Hamadi momentarily managed to escape but encountered Disasi blocking his path. The Blues had to fight hard for it, but we won the League Cup in our 100th game at the Bridge.

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On Saturday, the Blues will return to the Bridge as we host Nottingham Forest in SW6 for our penultimate game before the September international break.

Chelsea The team

Gallagher (c), Ugochukwu; Madueke (Caicedo 81), Maatsen, Moreira (Jackson h/t); Burstow (Enzo 65); Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Sanchez; Humphreys, Disasi, Colwill (Gusto 65), Cucurella; Gallagher (c).


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