#sports activities Martin Keown claims Wesley Fofana ‘ought to have caught’ Orsic for Dinamo Zagreb opener
‘How on earth has he scored from there!’: Martin Keown claims Wesley Fofana ‘ought to have caught’ Orsic for Dinamo Zagreb opener, whereas Joe Cole questions Chelsea’s new £75m defender’s positioning
- Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Martin Keown have criticised Chelsea’s defending
- The Blues went 1-0 down towards Dinamo Zagreb within the Champions League
- Kalidou Koulibaly misplaced a header on the half-way line which allowed a break
- Wesley Fofana was then outpaced as Mislav Orsic ran by to attain
Joe Cole, Peter Crouch and Martin Keown have criticised new Chelsea signings Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly after Dinamo Zagreb took the lead towards the Blues within the Champions League this night following some questionable defending.
Mislav Orsic netted within the thirteenth minute after breaking away from Fofana on the counter, following Koulibaly initially shedding a header to Bruno Petkovic on the half-way line.
Cole and Crouch, working as pundits on BT Sport, questioned the duo, with Crouch saying he can be ‘offended’ if he was Thomas Tuchel.
Chelsea defender Wesley Fofana was outpaced by Mislav Orsic for the sport’s opening purpose
‘It’s a beautiful header from Petvokic for the purpose however Koulibaly has bought to do higher,’ stated Cole, who made 282 appearances as a participant for Chelsea .
‘Fofana will get within the unsuitable place and Orsic – who has been a thorn within the aspect of English sides – it’s a beautiful end.’
Crouch added: ‘If I’m the supervisor, I’d be offended. Chelsea had it within the palm of their hand, they had been reducing Zagreb open, I simply thought they took liberties.
‘They weren’t medical, the additional cross, after which Zagreb get one thing to carry onto. They’re no mugs both, they’ve bought risks up entrance, too.’
Keown, who was on commentary for the sport, stated: ‘Incredible! I actually thought Fofana, with the tempo he has, ought to’ve caught him. I believe Tuchel is taking a look at it and questioning how on earth he’s scored from there!’
Chelsea had been opened up by a easy lengthy ball earlier than Kouliably’s error, which led to criticisms of the Blues’ midfield.
Tuchel’s aspect are struggling for numbers in that space with Ngolo Kante injured and Matteo Kovacic solely simply getting back from damage, and the German has been pressured to play the likes of Conor Gallagher out of place, with Mason Mount chosen to play deeper in Croatia.
Cole stated: ‘We talked concerning the midfield pairing of Kovacic and Mount being balanced, however on this event it simply wasn’t.
‘Watch Koulibaly, he’s bought to recognise [the danger]. It’s two versus one and it’s all okay, however because the ball will get performed he has to recover from and take him out (Petkovic), however he doesn’t. Fofana additionally has to drop there – he goes in, he nibbles after which bang.
Crouch questioned Fofana’s match health after the Frenchman sat out Leicester video games in anticipation of his transfer to London, earlier than admitting Chelsea would rue their missed probabilities within the opening moments of the sport.
‘They [Koulibaly and Fofana] each go for the identical man, after which Orsic has bought the impetus, the tempo,’ he stated.
‘Fofana ought to come again there, probably he’s not match match, after which it’s pretty centre-forward play for the purpose.
‘Joe and I have each been in video games the place the primary ten minutes are really easy and also you’re simply taking probabilities at will, you’re taking liberties. But Aubameyang has bought to be extra medical.’