Arsenal legend Ian Wright criticized Andreas Christensen and N’Golo Kante for making a mistake in building up Aston Villa’s equalizer in a draw at Stanford Bridge on Monday.
Frank Lampard made six changes last week from the team that lost 3-1 to Arsenal, including Antonio Rudiger and Christensen on behalf of Kurt Zuma and Thiago Silva in the center back.
Olivier Giroud started scoring Chelsea in just 34 minutes with a vigorous effort from Ben Chilwell’s Cross.
However, the villas nailed them through Anwar El Ghazi early in the second half. Anwar El Ghazi stole unmarked to transform Matty Cash’s excellent delivery.
In the build-up to Aston Villa’s equalizer, Christensen went down after a challenge with Jack Grealish, but did not center back Chelsea while the midfielder stood up and moved on.
It left a big hole in the Chelsea backline used by the Midlands side. And when talking about the post-match Premier League production, Ian Wright chose both Christensen and Kante for criticism.
“I’m very disappointed with Christensen to see Jack Grealish stand up here. It’s not knocking that he has to leave the game,” Wright said.
“I don’t want to see my middle half lying on the floor that way when I know I’m fine.
“You can see all the problems it caused. The singing could have come back sooner. [Cesar] Azpilikueta may have noticed a little more, but worried about Jack Grealish, they eventually scored a goal.
“They naturally score goals, but my problem with this is him. [Christensen] He gets up and plays, so I believe he should play if Grealish can get up and play.
“Then, looking at Grealish, he occupies Azpilikueta, then singing. We are one of the most defensive midfielders in the world, his perception of where El Ghazi was, and others. I’m talking about the perception that the middle half of is missing. I was confused because he wasn’t aware of the situation.
– Soccer Sports
Ian Wright criticizes Chelsea’s duo for Aston Villa’s role in equalizer
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