Blues played well at Stamford Bridge, and had to push hard to get the win. They fell behind to Macaulay Gillesphey’s header, but fought back and went on to win.
In the first half, Plymouth maintained their lead but just before half-time, Cesar Azpilicueta flicked home an equalizing goal for Chelsea in the end, it was all about Chelsea’s chances and how they could have scored more goals.
The Argyle defense missed an incredible chance to take the game to penalties when Kepa saved Ryan Hardie’s penalty kick.
The second half of this game was not a joke. It was no surprise that the match was heading for a tie and even though the score was 0-0, Chelsea were nervous about the fact that they might get a surprise in the second half.
Schumacher was in the stands to enjoy the occasion. He wasn’t here to win. He was here to kick every ball on the touchline.
Chelsea’s win over Plymouth was a thrilling one, and Alonso’s goal was the difference. It was a relief for Chelsea to get through the second half of this match with their lower league visitors
The new men have been in this situation before. It was only one of them who scored with the last kick of the first period of extra time, it was an incredibly tense and dramatic game. In extra time, the team that had been playing well, and whose tactics were working, suddenly lost their composure and their form.
Hardie had the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside. He then missed the penalty, and his team lost.
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