Chelsea vs Brighton Highlights
Watch Chelsea vs Brighton Highlights as Ensico score boost the points of the brighton and made victory for Brighton on Stamford bridge, Saturday evening.
Julio Enciso’s screamer helped Brighton to their first-ever league win at Chelsea, strengthening their claim for European football next season with a 2-1 comeback victory at Stamford Bridge.
Brighton had been denied in defeat by a series of VAR calls at Tottenham last weekend and while they saw two more penalty shouts waved away in the first half on Saturday, this time they capitalised on their dominance to do the double over their hosts.
Enciso is just 19 but he scored a goal he will remember for the rest of his life on 69 minutes, rocketing a shot into the top corner from 30 yards before being held aloft in front of the away section by his team-mates.
He had hit the post from a tight angle a few minutes earlier, as Brighton maintained their first-half pressure, which had seen substitute Danny Welbeck head in a deserved equaliser after Conor Gallagher’s deflected opener.
The fortuitous Gallagher strike ended a Chelsea goal drought which had stretched to six hours and 27 minutes but their issues all over the pitch were on show, with the visitors out-shooting them by 26 efforts to eight. It is going to take a substantial transformation in performance levels if they are to overturn their 2-0 deficit against Real Madrid.
In the Premier League, the result leaves Chelsea 11th, closer to the bottom in terms of points than fourth. But Brighton – who also hit the bar early on through Evan Ferguson before he was injured – are just seven points off Man Utd, who occupy that final Champions League qualifying spot. They face United at Wembley next Sunday in the FA Cup semi-final and must not be written off on this evidence.
Frank Lampard on postmatch interview
Frank Lampard said, “It was the most deserved one. More than defeats it is performance we have to talk about. Results only come with performance. This is a really good Brighton team, so we must give them credit. But we were a yard short, a tackle short, a fight in a duel short and when that’s not right you’re not going to win games. We need to turn that around quickly.
“It’s for me to try to get to the bottom of it quickly. We need training time but we don’t have training time. For things that are a must for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge – sprints, recovery runs… it wasn’t really there [on Saturday]. From that performance we certainly have work to do.
“I can’t say it wasn’t a bad game and we didn’t deserve to lose, the players wouldn’t expect that. The only thing that matters now is a reaction.”
Robert de Zerbi on postmatch interview
Robert said, That was better than the 4-1. We could have played better in the final 10 minutes. If we want to become bigger we have to improve in this aspect. I can only analyse our performance – but maybe the game with the quarter final of the Champions League either side was better for us. But the result is fair.
“In football you can play in a lot of ways. There isn’t only one way to win. You have to decide what you have to do and be. We like playing in this style. We believe in this type of play and we showed a very good quality. I’m lucky to be coach of these players, I have to say thanks to Graham Potter. I found a very strong team. Then I’m working to give my idea.
“We are losing too many players [to injury]. We have to endure a tough period, two months. We need everyone ready to play because we would like to achieve our two big targets: final of FA Cup and Europa League position. Ferguson and Veltman can’t play for a couple of weeks minimum.
“About Enciso I can say he’s a good, good player. I didn’t like him after the goal. After the goal he has to play until the end of the game. If we concede a goal and we don’t win the people forget his goal.
“I started thinking about FA Cup semi-final 10 minutes ago. Another difficult game. Man Utd one of best teams in the Premier League but we are able to win and able to fight.”