19 Enero, 2018
In an action-packed denouement littered with collateral damage, they sustained red cards to Pedro and Álvaro Morata, both of whom will now serve bans for the match against Brighton & Hove Albion, not to mention the fatigue caused by an extra half-hour precipitated by Jamal Lewis's...
Conte intended to bring Barkley off the bench in order to step up his return to full fitness, but Chelsea learned that since the midfielder was not registered for the original game against Norwich - a goalless draw at Carrow Road - he is not eligible for the replay.
"If we want to improve - it's only to try and improve the system - we have to wait to check with the person who is watching the game and then, if this person is sure 100 per cent that it is simulation, go and book Willian". "Today, in this game, there is a situation very clear with Willian at the start of the first period of extra-time".
'It's a shambles because you've got one, two, three, four ex-footballers in here, Jermaine Jenas, five, and we all think that is a clear and obvious penalty and he even books him for diving!
The first yellow card was for a doubtful situation - I didn't watch Morata's situation yet - but the second was for dissent.
Pedro, who received a yellow card for diving earlier in the match, was sent off for another foul, before Morata suffered a similiar fate.
Norwich manager Daniel Farke thought the game was there for the taking.
Chelsea almost blew it three minutes later when a failure to clear a regulation ball into the area properly saw Josh Murphy thump the back back towards goal.
And again with six minutes of extra time remaining - his free header from a Davide Zappacosta cross, was downwards in trajectory - but Gunn was equal to the task. And each penalty kick-taker poured his unique emotions of the moment and sense of self into his kick: the tense simplicity of Willian, the insanity of David Luiz, the barely-restrained volcano of Cesar Azpilicueta, the deceptive power of N'Golo Kante, the lovable arrogance of Eden Hazard. He was lacking confidence and it showed as he came up with poor touches and some wayward shooting.
In this case, if it wasn't a penalty, it was right to give a yellow card.
Yet most of the drama was still to come and Norwich levelled when Lewis headed home a devilish Timm Klose cross in stoppage time. 'We have to try to recover very well.
What is the team news?If someone gives a punch or an elbow, you must pay great attention.
- Bridge News (@cfc_wale) January 17, 2018THIS GAME IS NUTS!