Chelsea won’t be happy or unhappy at gaining a point against Sevilla in their first Champions League match of the new campaign last night.
The Blues drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Group E match, and there were some positives and some negatives to take out of the game.
This was far from a dominant performance from Chelsea, but Sevilla are a very good side.
Frank Lampard’s side will be very pleased with the clean sheet and how well they defended.
But at the other end, they were out of ideas, charisma, and any confidence going forward.
All bar a few half-chances, Chelsea did not create anywhere near enough chances to try and win the game, and you felt it was a game that they certainly could have won.
None of the attacking players really turned it on last night, and Christian Pulisic was one of them.
He was speaking after the match, as reported by WAGNH.
“It was definitely a tough game […] not a lot of chances; a really hard-fought match. We did a lot of good defending. I think we can walk away proud with a point.
“They’re a strong team and they definitely put us to the test. They move the ball really well and we defended a lot today.
“We’re going to continue to work to improve as a team. […] It’s everyone’s job to be behind the ball at times and [the forwards] have to help out defensively. It will give us some confidence going forward, to come away with a clean sheet, so it’s not all bad.
“Of course that’s the goal, to find the balance. Obviously, we want to create more chances and I want to help with that, but we have to find a way to do both.”