Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea started off the 2021/22 Premier League campaign with a blistering 3-0 home win over London club, Crystal Palace on Saturday, August 14.
Chelsea which bouyed by the signing of Romelu Lukaku, with premier league glory their ultimate mission this season, were dominant and controlled proceedings right from the begining.
Tuchel opted to start both Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho in midfield. From minute one, the pair were a real threat in the heart of the pitch. Jorginho was able to quickly control the play and cause real problems for Palace’s backline. As for Kovacic, his bursting runs caused havoc for Crystal Palace throughout the game in what was an impressive display from the pair.
On the 26th minute, a free kick just outside the 18 yard presented itself for Chelsea.
Mount and Marcos Alonso positioned to play it but it was Alonso who curled a left footed excellent free-kick to give Chelsea the lead.
Just five minutes before halftime, Christian Pulisic doubled the Blues’ lead making it 2-0 at halftime.
Trevoh Chalobah, an academy product, was making his first debut for the club’s first team this season, and in a surprising turn of events in the second half, Chalobah scored a rocketing shot to ensure all three points for the Blues.
With Lukaku yet to make his debut, the Blues’ fans can only dream of what the possibilities are going forward with such a team that last season won the UEFA Champions league against a highly favored Manchester City side.