In the 42nd minute of Chelsea’s Premier League encounter against Aston Villa, Jack Grealish toyed with Marcos Alonso before laying the ball off to Douglas Luiz.
The Brazilian midfielder floated a dangerous cross towards the far post, Mason Mount lost centre-back Kortney Hause who poked the ball towards goal.
Kepa parried the ball back out and none of the Blues reacted quick enough as Hause returned to his feet and put the ball into the back of the net.
It’s quite alarming to see how we set out to defend this set-piece, Mount has no business being assigned to a brute of a defender like Hause.
Take a look at Villa’s opener below:
#AVFC go in front against the run of play!
Hause prods home after Arrizabalaga denies El Ghazi and the home side have a precious lead!
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) June 21, 2020
Pictures from Sky Sports and NBC Sports Soccer.
It’s annoying to see that the Blues have found themselves trailing after dominating the first-half, this just goes to show how important it is to remain concentrated after set-pieces are taken.