Raheem Sterling explains the teams reaction Conor Gallagher incident during Chelsea vs Leicester – REAL CHELSEA FANS      

Raheem Sterling explains the teams reaction Conor Gallagher incident during Chelsea vs Leicester


Raheem Sterling states the two qualities the team showed in the aftermath of the Conor Gallagher incident as Chelsea secured a vital three points in the Premier League against Leicester City.

Despite a largely positive opening 25 minutes to proceedings, the Leeds hangover threatened to take over as Gallagher’s terrible start to life in west London continued as he recklessly took down Harvey Barnes after a set-piece mistake.

Normally, going down to 10 men at 0-0 would result in an expected loss or a draw at best, but a brilliant quick-fire double in the early parts of the second half from Chelsea’s new number 17 was just enough to take the three points from this game week four contest.

This was despite all of Ayoze Perez, Jamie Vardy and Barnes himself having opportunities to ruin the day for a side. They desperately needed that win to get back on track after the humbling at Elland Road last weekend. Sterling’s football.london player rating read:

‘The 27-year- old endured a difficult first half at Stamford Bridge and struggled to retain possession on multiple occasions. He wasted little time creating something in the second period as his deflected strike lobbed over Danny Ward to give Chelsea the lead. His second goal of the afternoon was every bit why Chelsea bought him,

producing a simple tap-in after finding the ball around the six-yard box. On top of his solid player rating, manager Thomas Tuchel waxed lyrical post-match on his £47.5million signing that finally paid dividends after a good but unlucky start to his life at Stamford Bridge in the previous three encounters.

“It was needed. We need him to score, it’s what he does, and he will score. I could feel he wasn’t happy. He wants to score more and have more chances,” Tuchel assessed in his post-match press conference.

“So we played in a more aggressive shape in the first half for 25 minutes and then we are a man down, so we needed him to step up.

He did, and he did what he always does. He will score, I’m convinced, and he will create chances. The goals were crucial today because they gave us belief and the boost that it was possible. They were responsible for the win.”

Instead of taking all the attention in his own BBC Match of the Day interview, like he does so many times, the winger looked at the result from the team perspective and, in doing so, stated the two key things he and his teammates showed to grind out that victory in front of the home crowd.

“It’s a massive three points. It’s one that we needed after the back of last weekend,” he said. “I thought the boys, even going down to 10 men, showed passion and commitment, and we got the win in the end.”

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