Now it’s time to get angry. Chelsea were slick, measured and rather impressive – until they reached the final third. Chances came, chances went and, when Graham Potter looks over the statistics and thinks of all the near misses, he can be forgiven if yet another sloppy display from his forwards leaves him in a rage.
Chelsea should never have lost control of this game. Ultimately, though, the lack of ruthlessness was no surprise. After all Chelsea, who probably could have done with including a finisher of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s calibre in their Champions League squad, have scored six goals in their past 10 matches and they should be furious with themselves for allowing opponents as vulnerable as Borussia Dortmund to establish a lead before next month’s return at Stamford Bridge.
Written by Jacob Steinberg at BVB Stadion
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