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Frank Lampard’s Chelsea team suffered their fourth successive defeat as they were eliminated from the Champions League by Real Madrid in a match on Tuesday.
Match Recap: Chelsea vs Real Madrid
Chelsea went into the game at Stamford Bridge, having lost the first leg 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Lampard played an attacking 3-4-2-1 strategy that almost paid off, with Chelsea creating several scoring chances.
However, Chelsea’s efforts were thwarted by the exceptional performance of Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. In the second half, Madrid’s Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior combined, with Rodrygo scoring the only goal of the game. Vinicius added a late goal to secure a 4-0 aggregate win and end Chelsea’s Champions League campaign.
Chalobah’s Underwhelming Display Against Madrid
According to Sofascore, academy graduate Chalobah received a rating of 6.7/10, with only three players scoring lower from both teams.
During the match, Chalobah was dribbled past twice, a significant increase from his Premier League average of 0.6. His reckless challenge also gave the winger an easy opportunity to enter the Chelsea box unopposed, leading to Madrid’s first goal.
Chalobah’s performance drew criticism from Chelsea fans and journalists alike. Joe Krishnan, a Daily Express reporter, wrote: “Chalobah’s embarrassing diving tackle led to the first goal. So many mistakes.”
Chalobah’s inexperience proved costly for Chelsea and Lampard in the crucial match. His Premier League performances have garnered a dismal WhoScored rating of 6.44, prompting questions about why he was included in the starting lineup.