December 12, 2018

Morata ends goal drought

Alvaro Morata gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over a dogged Fehervar Videoton at Stamford Bridge to keep up their perfect Europa League start.

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Match Events

10′ CHANCE! Emerson’s shot over the bar

16′ Morata wastes a golden chance

46′ Amazing save from Kepa

66′ CHANCE! Barkley’s long shot saved

70′ GOAL! Chelsea 1-0 Fehervar Videoton (Morata)

Fabregas plays a superb pass over the top to Willian, who flicks a header on at the near post for Morata to smash home with a single touch.

76′ CLOSE! Barkley’s header hits the bar

Hazard clips a free-kick from the left into the area where Barkley rises above the defenders to flick a header towards goal but is denied his first Chelsea goal by the woodwork.

83′ SAVE! Kepa denies Kovacs’ shot

WHAT A SAVE! Huge moment for Vidi as Kovacs bursts into room and drills a low shot that Kepa needs to get a strong hand to, with Moses then clearing the loose ball inside the six-yard box to prevent an equaliser.

Match Report

Alvaro Morata ended his goal drought to earn Chelsea a 1-0 home win against Vidi in the Europa League.

The striker – without a goal since the middle of August – missed a great early chance but struck in the second half to put the Blues in a dominant position at the top of Group L.

Willian’s flick-on gave Morata the chance and the Spain striker’s instinctive finish flashed past goalkeeper Tomas Tujvel at Stamford Bridge.

Loic Nego had a series of chances for the Hungarian side, but Chelsea held firm to follow up a matchday one 1-0 win over PAOK with another narrow Europa League victory.


Chelsea XI: Fàbregas, G. Cahill, Willian, Pedro, Morata, M. Kovačić, Emerson, Kepa, Zappacosta, A. Christensen, R. Loftus-Cheek

Subs: V. Moses, E. Hazard, W. Caballero, M.Alonso, Barkley, N. Kanté, Ampadu

Fehervar Videoton XI: Huszti, Roland Juhász, Anel Hadzic, Tomas Tujvel, Attila Fiola, Georgi Milanov, Loic Nego, P. Vinícius, Marko Scepovic, Stopira, Boban Nikolov

Subs: Máté Pátkai, Adam Kovacsik, István Kovács, Armin Hodzic, Krisztian Tamas, Zsombor Berecz, Szilveszter Hangya

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