The Last Time it Happened, Chelsea Were Champions
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By Omolagba Oluwayemi
Chelsea began their premier league campaign against Brighton on Monday night with a 3 – 1 win and the last time it happened in recent years, they went on to win the premier league.
Jorginho, James, Zouma were on the score sheet for the blues and Trossard got the consolation goal for Brighton.
Although it was a mixed performance from the blues but they gave a good account of themselves and showed a glimpse of what we should expect going forward in this season.
New signing Timo Werner although was not on the score sheet won a penalty for the blues in the 23rd minutes which Jorginho converted for the first goal of the night.
Trossard got the equalizer for the Seagulls before James restored the blues lead in the 56th and Zouma rap up the victory in the 66th minutes.
Another new boy Havertz didn’t come to the party but he can be excused as that was his first time in the league and once again there were questions over keeper Kepa, who got close to Trossard’s shot but allowed it to creep in.
It’s the blues first game and they got the 3 points away from home which was the most important thing and a good way to start the season, and if we’re to go by history in recent years, when they played in a Monday night 2014/15 season and 2016/17 season, they ended up winning the league.
Will history repeat itself again?
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s new boy, Timo Werner was pleased with his debut and the forward said he had already noticed the Premier League was “something different”.
Werner won a penalty on his debut as Chelsea recorded a 3-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday.
After starring for RB Leipzig, the forward joined Chelsea for a reported £47.5million ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Werner said his first experience in the Premier League highlighted just how different it was to the Bundesliga.
“I’m really excited, it was a tough game today, like everybody said to me before that Premier League football is something different,” he told Optus Sport.
“It was a hard game, before the 1-1 we played not so good in the second half and after the 1-1 we make it better. Reece [James] scored an amazing goal and what brings us back into the game and at the end the corner decides the game so we are very happy that we win today, and hopefully that we win more games next time.”
Asked what made the Premier League different, Werner said there were several factors, including the physicality.
“The game is totally different. In some situations we have a lot more space because the field is very big and you can make a lot of runs like we have in the first half after we lead 1-0,” he said.
“But when you come out of the cabin in the second half, the game was totally different, it changed completely and the other team, Brighton, done very well and gave us a lot of problems.
“Of course the physicality and the strength of the defenders, I played against three massive defenders, you don’t have something like that in Germany.
“I’m happy to be here and I think it was a good first game for me and for the whole team.”
Chelsea will host Liverpool in their next game on Sunday.