Nicolas Jackson’s late hat-trick secured Chelsea’s 4-1 victory in a chaotic London derby on Monday with two red cards to Tottenham defenders Cristian Romero and Destinee Udogi, five goals disallowed and an unconventional tactical approach by Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou in his unlikely attempt to take out aIn the 11th round, Liverpool and Arsenal, who are in the top four, also failed to win a single victory.
The first half, in particular, was simply awful.
In addition to two goals and Romero’s red card, there were four disallowed goals, injuries to Tottenham players James Maddison and Mika van de Ven, yellow cards to Postecoglou for a sting and Udogi for a flying lunge with two feet, free play sparked by a scuffle between Chelsea player Levi Colville and Tottenham player Pape Sarr, and 12 minutes of incomplete time. 14 hopes evaporated at Stamford Bridge. 14725 very proud of the players, the Australian coach said. Until the very end, they tried to create something for us.
Players failed Jackson, the Senegalese striker who has had a tough first few months in the league after a summer switch from Villarreal, scored the first hat-trick of his career.
His finishing skills are often criticized, but he did well to convert his goals, albeit from close range after Chelsea began to consistently fall into the offside trap late in the match. His goal, which completed his hat-trick, was when he burst towards goal with a