Ben Chilwell agrees with Federico Chiesa over reason for Juventus beating Chelsea – Football.London

Ben Chilwell has lamented Chelsea’s inability to create a clear chance against Juventus and praised Massimiliano Allegri’s tactics.

The Serie A giants defended in numbers throughout the first half and much of the second but were able to drive forward when they kicked off after half time to take advantage of some slack defending.

Federico Chiesa was able to find space in the Blues box and drove the ball past Edouard Mendy to claim the winning goal in the Champions League clash.

The defender described the goal as a ‘sucker punch’, landing just seconds after he had replaced Marcos Alonso. The former Leicester star conceded that the Blues did not deserve to win the game despite creating 16 shots, with only one of those on target.

Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Chilwell said: “They built from that the longer the game went on.

“They had a game plan and executed it very well. They grew in confidence, the crowd got behind them and it got more difficult for us to score. We did have a few chances but not enough clear-cut ones to win the game.

“We had a lot of possession, we weren’t at our best but we stayed in the game until the very last minute when we had a chance to get a draw, which when you are not playing your best football is a good result when you come here.”

Match-winner Chiesa was also quick to take note of his side’s spirit and how the Old Lady grew into the game despite Chelsea’s dominance of possession.

Thomas Tuchel’s side claimed 74 per cent of the ball, but the home side were not perturbed with some rigorous defending and Italian winger Chiesa gave the crowd plenty to cheer about with his driving runs when Juventus were able to attack.

Speaking to Amazon Prime Video Sport Italy, the 23-year-old said: “It was a tough game, Chelsea were very good in possession. We showed the Juve spirit, we started with a module then we tried to change to look for depth and attack the spaces and we succeeded.”

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