After Leicester’s thrashing, Rio Ferdinand brings up a scary Chelsea fact.
Chelsea’s Premier League title defense continues to produce goals across Thomas Tuchel’s squad.
Following Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, Rio Ferdinand cited Romelu Lukaku’s absence as a reason to be concerned.
At the King Power Stadium, the Blues tightened their grip on first place in the Premier League, moving six points clear.
For the sixth game in a row, Thomas Tuchel’s team was without Lukaku, but that didn’t stop them from winning comfortably.
On 14 minutes, Antonio Rudiger scored, and on the half-hour mark, N’Golo Kante doubled the visitors’ lead.
In the 71st minute, Christian Pulisic came off the bench to score the third goal, ensuring a fifth victory in six games without Lukaku.
Tuchel’s team is scoring goals all over the field while defending resolutely, conceding just four goals in 12 league games this season.
After the game, Ferdinand praised Edouard Mendy in particular, as Chelsea’s undefeated defensive record continued.
“Everyone in this team is playing at a seven and above,” he told BT Sport.
“Every now and then, great goalkeepers and players are called upon.
It’s all about concentration and showing up at the right times, which he [Mendy] did.
“He’s been fantastic, and the clean sheets are huge right now.”
Even the newcomers have an impact on the game.”
Chelsea are still without their record-signing, but Tuchel’s entire team is scoring goals, according to Ferdinand.
“It’s worth noting that the £150 million striker isn’t playing today.”
For other teams, this is going to be a concern.
“Goals come from all directions,” Ferdinand added.
Lukaku is ‘close’ to returning to training, according to Tuchel, and could rejoin the squad on Sunday.
He will only strengthen the German manager’s options as the season enters a crucial period over the winter.
Chelsea are about to embark on a difficult run of fixtures as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table.
They host Juventus in the Champions League before hosting Manchester United in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge.
After that, Chelsea travels to Zenit St. Petersburg for away matches against Watford and West Ham United.
Petersburg, vying for the top spot in Group H.
During his time on the sidelines, Chelsea has shown that they will not be overly reliant on Lukaku’s goals this season.
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