Stamford Chidge is joined by Chelsea legend, Kerry Dixon, to look back at Chelsea’s 3-1 win against Crystal Palace and ahead to the Europa Cup match against Bate Borisov and Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton.
Chelsea finally got their just deserts against Crystal Palace on Sunday but the South Londoners didn’t make it easy and the match was only really settled by Eden Hazard coming on as a sub. Kerry was encouraged by Morata scoring two goals and putting himself about a bit, but still thinks it’s too early to pass judgement on the Spaniard.
With Sarri’s Chelsea pushing Man City hard and still to be beaten in any competition, Kerry believes that as well as the quality of football improving, Sarri has generated a great team spirit.
Looking ahead to Bate Borisov, several key players have been rested including three quarters of the defence and Alvaro Morata, however, Hazard, Kante and Jorginho who probably need a rest have made the trip. Kerry believes that whoever Sarri picks should be capable of beating Bate pretty much ensuring qualification to the last 32. Hopefully Ruben Loftus Cheek will get another chance to impress.
Everton visit the Bridge on Sunday and although they had a poor start to the season, Silva their new manager seems to be getting them performing much better recently. Another opponent not to be taken lightly, Kerry still believes that Chelsea will have enough to beat Everton and keep the unbeaten run going.