Djordje Petrovic’s open up after dramatic win over Luton Town

Djordje Petrovic’s Chelsea admission after dramatic win over Luton Town

Djordje Petrovic has described playing in the Premier League for Chelsea as a “completely different sport” as the goalkeeper continues to impress at his new club. The Serbian came on against Everton towards the start of December to replace Robert Sanchez, who had hurt his knee.

Petrovic has been Mauricio Pochettino’s go-to man in between the posts ever since, making six appearances for the Blues altogether. The 24-year-old signed from New England Revolution in the summer transfer window with the club believing he has the potential to become a world-class goalkeeper in the future.

However, they probably did not expect to have to rely on Petrovic this much this early on. But the injury to Sanchez has changed the circumstances completely.

Having moved from his homeland Serbia to the United States in 2022, Petrovic went onto make 43 appearances in the American top-flight for New England Revolution. After making just six for Chelsea, it seems as if Petrovic is slightly stunned with how different playing in the Premier League is.

“Yeah, it is a completely different sport,” Petrovic told football.london following Chelsea’s 3-2 win at Luton Town on Saturday afternoon. “Everything is more fast.

“You don’t have time for thinking when you have the ball at your feet. Yeah, it’s different but I enjoy it because it’s a dream. For us, everyone wants to play here. We can improve.”

Petrovic starred for the Blues as they just about got the job done at a wet Kenilworth Road. Two goals from Cole Palmer and one from Noni Madueke saw Chelsea cruise into a three-goal lead but a late fightback from the Hatters, via goals from Ross Barkley and Elijah Adebayo, meant a really nervy finish for the visitors in Bedfordshire.

“Yeah, that was a real Premier League game, a lot of crosses,” Petrovic continued to numerous reporters. “Luton have good strikers from the cross and also from the corners they are so good.

“Yeah, we tried to think about that before the game and analyse [it]. But in the game everything is on us and I think we did well. They had a couple of chances after but we did well I think.”

Next up for Chelsea and Petrovic is a home match with Championship side Preston North End coming to Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup third round. “Two wins [on the bounce, against Crystal Palace and Luton],” Petrovic said. “Finally an away win.

“Next game is important against Preston in the FA Cup and then a semi-final. Again, we have a tough schedule.”

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