Enzo Fernandez Wins Big For Chelsea
Enzo Fernandez showcased his brilliance, scoring a pair of goals that propelled 10-man Chelsea to a thrilling 3-2 victory over Brighton at Stamford Bridge this Sunday.
Fernandez’s debut Premier League goal came in the 17th minute when he expertly headed in a sublime cross delivered by Badiashile.
Levi Colwell doubled Chelsea’s lead just four minutes later with a powerful header, putting the hosts in control with a 2-0 advantage. However, the game took a turn as Buonanotte curled in a fantastic effort for Brighton in the 43rd minute, narrowing the gap.
Gallagher’s dismissal, receiving two yellow cards just before halftime, added tension to Chelsea’s lead. Despite Brighton’s numerical advantage, Chelsea thwarted their attacks in the initial moments of the second half.
In the 65th minute, James Milner’s foul on Mykhailo Mudryk in the box led to a penalty, converted by Enzo Fernandez, extending Chelsea’s lead to 3-1.
Pochettino’s team valiantly defended with 10 men, but Brighton found hope in the 82nd minute when Joao Pedro scored with a glancing header, making it 3-2.
Drama unfolded in the closing moments when the referee initially awarded Brighton a penalty after the ball struck Levi Colwill’s face. VAR intervention, met with excitement from Chelsea players and fans, led to the decision being overturned.
In a hard-fought match, Chelsea secured the 3-2 victory, climbing to 10th place in the Premier League with 19 points from 14 games, trailing fourth-placed Aston Villa by ten points.
Chelsea’s next challenge is a Wednesday clash against Manchester United, while Brighton hosts Brentford on the same day.