Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho has lamented his strikers’ inability to bury clear goal scoring chances created by his midfielders this season, as plan is at advanced stage to re-sign Nemanja Matic.
In a match they ought to have wrapped up in the first half; the manager saw the strikers blew several chances created by the midfielders against Swansea. It took a late second half goal from Eden Hazard to secure all 3 points at stake.
“They kill me,” the manager told press after the match.
“Every game I am tired. At halftime we should be relaxed with a comfortable result and we were not. The first thing that happens in the second half was the biggest chance of the game and after that we had a clear penalty [not given]. If you read all these things you think we would go home with a comfortable result but the time goes on and you don’t score, and the opposition starts to believe. But the boys worked hard defensively in that part of the game, and the biggest responsibility for the lack of goals was the goalkeeper, who made three or four tremendous saves.”
The boss has never failed to lament his strikers’ inability to score goals this season; but this time around, he reacted differently:
“They always give something to the team,” he added. “No winning goals, but they give what they can.”
I personally agree with Mourhino. I believe our strikers can do better than they currently are doing. We create enough chances and if we do not bury them, it may end up hurting us at the end of the season. The unpredictability of the premier league means there is a good chance the number of goals each of the title chasing club scores may end up helping the said club run away with the EPL title. We have seen it before, and there is a good chance of it happening again.
In order news, according to Daily Mirror Chelsea have concluded plans to bring back former midfielder Nemanja Matic from Benfica. The player who moved to Benfica as part of deal that brought in David Luiz has been in outstanding form for his club.
Matic who is available for £20 Million, is likely to leave the club before the summer due to his club’s poor financial status. Should the story in the Mirror be true; his box to box ability could help the team in no small way. A player like Michael Essien may however, see his position in the team threatened; which could pave way for his exit either on loan or permanently out of the club.