A French defense in disarray


By: Manu Tournoux

Thiago Silva left on the bench, Axel Disasi and Benoît Badiashile formed the central hinge of Chelsea and were at fault for Everton’s first goal on Sunday, during the Blues’ seventh defeat in the Premier League (2-0).

Defeated by Newcastle (4-1) then Manchester United (2-1) over the last two weeks, Chelsea failed to catch up during their trip to Everton on Sunday for the 16th Premier League day. The Blues did not convert their few opportunities, unlike the Toffees, ultimately winning 2-0.

Mauricio Pochettino had chosen to do without the services of Thiago Silva, who remained on the bench, to associate the two former Monegasques Axel Disasi and Benoît Badiashile in the central hinge. The two French internationals were caught out by Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s cross call on Liverpool’s opener from Abdoulaye Doucouré (54th). The London visitors, with Armando Broja then Nicolas Jackson up front, were unable to equalize.

With this seventh defeat of the season in the league, CFC finds itself 12th in the standings, 14 points from the top 4. Everton, who doubled the lead at the end of the match by Lewis Dobbin (92nd), is 17th, with four points. advance on the first relegation. Sean Dyche’s men have had three wins in a row, having to do with a 10-point deficit.

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