3 Best Chelsea Players Against Middlesbrough
Chelsea took the lead in a scruffy manner when Armando Broja’s shot was inadvertently deflected into the net by Jonny Howson. Enzo Fernandez then doubled Chelsea’s advantage before the half-hour mark, finishing off a cross from Axel Disasi. Disasi himself got on the scoresheet, calmly converting a pass from Raheem Sterling.
Chelsea extended their lead further as Palmer capitalized on poor defending to make it 4-0 before halftime. Palmer added another goal, this time assisted by Conor Gallagher. Noni Madueke, a substitute, scored the sixth goal for Chelsea with a skillful run into the box. Middlesbrough managed to score a consolation goal in the 87th minute through Morgan Rogers’ impressive long-range effort.
Well, let’s take a look at the three best players for Chelsea in this semifinal second leg game against Middlesbrough.
1. Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling showcased his unselfishness by squaring the ball for Broja to score the opener, with the ball ultimately going in off Howson. He displayed brilliance with a backheel in the build-up to Fernandez’s goal and provided the cross for Disasi’s goal.
2. Cole Palmer
Cole Palmer scored Chelsea’s fourth with a composed finish after robbing Daniel Barlaser. He demonstrated silky touches, clever runs, and added his second goal late on by driving home Gallagher’s cut-back. Palmer’s intelligence on the field was evident throughout the match.
3. Enzo Fernandez
He made a superb late charge into the box to score Chelsea’s second goal, showcasing his determination and skill. His constant search for a killer pass demonstrates his ambition and creativity, even if it doesn’t always result in success.