Chelsea is in need of a miracle to progress in the Champions League next week after a 2-0 loss against Real Madrid on Wednesday night.
Despite being underdogs, Frank Lampard’s team failed to score and now require an impressive performance to defeat the holders at Stamford Bridge next Tuesday.
Although Ben Chilwell received a red card for bringing down Rodrygo during the match, fans pointed out that the defeat did not fall entirely on his shoulders.
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Wesley Fofana, a summer signing from Leicester City, had one of the poorest performances of the Chelsea team. Playing in defense, he regularly struggled against the pace and skill of Vinicius Junior. FIFA journalist Sulaiman Pooja Adebayo said that Fofana had “mopped the floor” in his one-on-one battle with the dangerous winger.
Fofana displayed a lackluster 6.1/10 rating for his performance, the second-worst of any player to start the game, behind Raheem Sterling (6.0). He won only four of his 11 duels, and was dribbled past twice, which is much worse than his average during Premier League play this season.
Chelsea had very few opportunities with Fofana completing only 34 passes during the match, compared to the centre-back’s 60.6 pass average in the Premier League. As a result, Cario Ancelotti’s side maintained control.
Although this season is Fofana’s first taste of Champions League football, the centre-back, who earns £200k per week at Stamford Bridge, needs to improve his performance if Chelsea hopes to progress.