Wright picks out two players at fault in Chelsea draw

Date published: Tuesday 29th December 2020 8:18 - Joe Williams

Ian Wright Arsenal Chelsea

Ian Wright thinks Chelsea duo Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante were both at fault for Aston Villa’s goal in their 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge

Olivier Giroud headed Chelsea into a half-time lead against Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, but Anwar El Ghazi struck to seal a draw for the visitors.

Christensen clashed with Jack Grealish and was left in a heap on the turf as Villa pressed on and El Ghazi snatched the equaliser.

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However, Wright was frustrated to see the Dane stay down, while he also blamed Kante’s lack of awareness.

“I’m very disappointed there with Christensen because we see Jack Grealish get up here and it’s not a knock that’s going to make him have to leave the game,” Wright told Premier League Productions.

“I don’t want to see my centre-half lying on the floor like that when you know nothing is wrong with you. You can see all the problems it’s caused. Kante should’ve got back quicker, maybe [Cesar] Azpilicueta could’ve been a little bit more aware but he’s worried about Jack Grealish and in the end they score the goal.

“They deservedly score the goal but my problem with this is he [Christensen] gets up and he plays on so I believe if Grealish can get up and play on, he should play on as well.

“Then you look at Grealish, he occupies Azpilicueta, then it’s Kante, we’re talking about one of the best defensive midfielders in the world and his awareness of where El Ghazi was and the awareness that the other centre-half wasn’t in there baffled me that he didn’t recognise that situation.”


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