Legendary Chelsea player John Terry was astounded by what he witnessed in the first half of the Blues’ victory over Tottenham.
He expressed his disgust on Twitter at the choice not to dismiss Cristian Romero for his kickout on Levi Colwill in his own half.
The Blues ultimately prevailed 4-1 in a London derby that was absolutely insane, but the scoreline only tells part of the story.
For an hour, Chelsea was playing against ten men; for almost the whole second half, they were up against nine men.
They had a lot of trouble defeating a strong Spurs team that attempted to play high defense and catch the Blues offside.
Nicolas Jackson eventually completed a fast-finishing hat-trick to add to Cole Palmer’s first-half penalty, ending the game and the hosts’ suffering.
Terry calls decision a disgrace
Romero could have been sent off minutes earlier after kicking out at Colwill, even though he was actually sent off in the first half.
Terry quickly expressed his disapproval of the decision on Twitter, calling it a disgrace.
“How is that not a Red Card?” he exclaimed. You can’t just kick someone, that’s a shame!
Even though the game’s narrative will take days to wrap up, Chelsea did ultimately win all three points.
Now, in preparation for another pivotal Premier League encounter against Manchester City, Mauricio Pochettino will try to put the puzzle pieces together.
‘Months’: Tottenham Hotspur sent Micky van de Ven injury message after defeat to Chelsea
Michael Owen believes that Micky van de Ven will be out for “months” following Tottenham Hotspur’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea on Monday.
For Ange Postecoglou and Tottenham Hotspur, everything had been going well in the garden up until last night.
After that, everything that was going wrong did, including Micky van de Ven’s injury in the first half due to a hamstring problem. Paul Merson ridiculed Spurs cruelly following their defeat by Chelsea.
Michael Owen has experienced those circumstances numerous times throughout his career; it’s likely what ended his playing career in its later years.
And he told Premier League Productions (06/11/23 at 10:35 pm) that he was “really worried” about what he saw regarding Micky van de Ven’s injury because he believes Tottenham won’t see their star center-back for some time yet.
Fans of Spurs and even the player himself are likely aware that he will be sidelined for a while; at best, they should hope for the worst.
Micky van de Ven’s injury
Owen remarked, “This is the one I would be really worried about.” I’ve experienced that a lot throughout my work. It lacks beauty. It’s not a pleasant emotion. It appears to be a serious one.
How much suffering he endures. Unfortunately, I believe you are investigating the months for that one.
The fact that Cristian Romero gave Chelsea a penalty kick to equalize and was sent off for a reckless challenge inside the box didn’t help the situation.
In addition to van de Ven’s absence from action, Spurs may have to start Eric Dier alongside Emerson Royal due to Romero’s suspension.
The worst nightmare of Tottenham fans was this. They were anticipating this. Just one wound away from total catastrophe.
Although Spurs supporters wouldn’t normally say this, it would be preferable if the international break arrived sooner for them.