Chelsea have won the fifth round of match against Hull City in the FA Cup and comprehensively have gone through to the quarter final of the prestigious tournament of England. The Match was really important for the Blues for another reason too. They would face Barcelona next in the round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League at Stamford Bridge and it was a perfect result for them before heading into the big match.
First take a glance how the teams have shaped up for the big occasion.
Caballero; Rudiger, Ampadu, Cahill; Zappacosta, Drinkwater, Fabregas, Emerson; Willian, Giroud, Pedro.
Hull City (4-2-3-1):
Marshall; Meyler, Dawson, MacDonald, Clark; Stewart, Irvine; Wilson, Evandro, Diomande; Dicko.
The talking points of the match are :
1. Willian Is Trying Hard To Make His Way In The Starting Eleven Against Barcelona :
The Brazilian Winger had shown a sheer bit of class in the field against Hull City. His performance against Hull City had raised many questions for Conte as he now would like to think Willian in the starting line up against Barcelona. He was brilliant in the field for the Blues. He had scored two goals and created another goal for Chelsea in their demolition against Hull City with an emphatic margin of 4-0 at Stamford Bridge.
The two goals he had scored were from the shots outside the box. There were mistakes from the defenders of Hull City too. But it was a Willian show at Stamford Bridge at the First Half of the match. Hull City had many problems to deal with. They had to play without the Chelsea loanees. Fikayo Tomori was the main man they had missed in this match.
2. Giroud And Pedro Also Found Themselves In The Score-sheet Too :
The winter transfer window signing Olivier Giroud had also proved his worth in his second start for the Blues in the Premier League. His physical presence upfront in the opponent’s penalty box was the thing Chelsea had been missing since Diego Costa left the club. Olivier Giroud had got several chances to get his first goal for the Blues but he was able to get a goal in this match against Hull City. His back flick towards the Goal from the cross provided by Emerson Palmieri, another winter signing of Chelsea had produced a great Goal for the League.
Pedro also found himself in the scoring party for the Blues and he had been now in the serious contention to start against Barcelona on Tuesday in the round of 16 match in the UEFA Champions League.
3. Chelsea Were Able To Keep The Clean Sheet In This Match :
The Blues had kept a clean sheet in the match and it would give Antonio Conte an immense pleasure before going into the match against the Catalan Giants on Tuesday. Ethan Ampadu, the 17 year old Chelsea Academy player is really proving his worth and is very close to his first Premier League start in this campaign. The performance Chelsea players have put in this match, it would surely ensure their chances of getting FA Cup this season.