Chelsea dominated possession in the first half, and Jorginho got several touches of the ball, but the Italian was unable to stamp his authorityon the game as Chelsea’s midfield and offense appeared lethargic and bereft of ideas.
Jorginho’s performance improved slightly in the second half as Tuchel’s team began to keep control in the final third and was then given the chance to win the game from the penalty spot. Unfortunately for Chelsea, his attempt was dreadful, and Lukasz Fabianski comfortably saved it.
After Romelu Lukaku’s disappointing performance against Arsenal in midweek, Havertz was restored to the Chelsea attack. Despite being deployed for much of the game on the right side, he had as little influence in this match as the Belgian did in midweek. With 15 minutes left on the clock, the German was replaced by Lukaku.
The England international was in terrific form going into the game, but lacked some of his usual intensity, as did the rest of his teammates.
Mount had a number of chances on goal; one in the second half from the outside of the penalty box was lashed just over the crossbar, and The England international repeated the trick late in the game as Chelsea searched for the winner.