Chelsea secured qualification to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals with a 2–0 win over Borussia Dortmund within the round-of-16 second leg, progressing 2–1 on combination.
The victory was simply the third in 10 video games that Graham Potter’s males have achieved, having gained 1–0 in opposition to Leeds United within the Premier League of their earlier sport. The outcome, nonetheless, eased the strain on the supervisor and his gamers.
Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz scored a objective both facet of half-time as Chelsea dug deep within the dying phases to close Borussia Dortmund out and seal the win. The German missed a penalty earlier than being awarded a re-take, which he then transformed.
Havertz, talking to BT Sport after the sport was all-praise for his supervisor, backing him to do effectively with the Blues. He stated:
“Within the media I am unable to imagine how many individuals speak about him, we’ve got 100’s of coaches in England who assume they know higher than him, we all know within the altering room he is an enormous character and an enormous supervisor and helps us all rather a lot. “
Havertz has made 33 appearances for the west Londoners this season, scoring seven objectives and offering one help. He shall be trying to hearth them to success within the Champions League once more this season, having scored the cup-winning objective again in 2021 in opposition to Manchester Metropolis.
Chelsea will look to overturn their poor Premier League type
Regardless of doing effectively within the Champions League and making it to the quarter-finals, the Blues are struggling within the league. They’re tenth within the desk with 34 factors from 25 video games, having gained simply 9 video games this season. Potter’s males have gained simply two, drawn six and misplaced 4 of their final 10 video games within the league.
The fixture checklist does not get any simpler for Chelsea, although, who will face Liverpool, Manchester United, Brighton and Arsenal in April. They’re at present 11 factors adrift of the highest 4 and can look to make a push for at the least some European soccer.
The Blues will journey to face Leicester Metropolis of their subsequent sport within the Premier League on Saturday, March 11.