Goals from Pedro and Victor Moses either side of half-time cancelled out Christian Eriksen’s opener as Chelsea consigned us to our first defeat of the Premier League season on Saturday (November 26).
Looking to respond to our midweek loss to Monaco in the Champions League, we produced a fantastic first-half display at Stamford Bridge, capped by Eriksen’s first domestic goal of the season – a rasping, opportunistic strike from just outside the box shortly after Harry Kane saw his close-range effort chalked off for off-side.
But the quality of the Danish international’s shot was matched by Pedro shortly before the interval, the Chelsea man’s precise curler evading the fingertips of the airborne Hugo Lloris and creeping inside the far post despite our dominance of the opening 45 minutes.
The Blues struck again six minutes after the restart through Victor Moses, who had been left with too much space down Chelsea’s right as we tried to contain Diego Costa at the near post.
From there, we couldn’t quite get the wind back in our sails and the hosts saw out the game to go back to the top of the table.
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