Chelsea’s inadvertent ace proved instrumental in overcoming resilient Preston
For an hour last night we were immensely frustrated by Chelsea’s attacking play, especially at full back.
With central defender Alfie Gilchrist down the right and the right footed Malo Gusto on the left, the Blues had no wide threat, and against a deep and organised Preston back 5 the home team created little. Fans all over the world were screaming for Pochettino to change things.
It was ironic, then, that it was exactly that setup which created the first goal and opened the game up for 3 more to follow. Gusto once again cut back onto his right, but this time saw a chance to hit an inswinging cross to the centre, where Armando Broja (who had been poor up until that point) was able to head home.