Brilliant what Chelsea supporters did to Borussia Dortmund team bus ahead of a key Champions League clash
Chelsea secured a well-deserved victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening, easing the pressure on manager Graham Potter.
The Blues put in a fantastic team performance from the first minute to the final seconds of added time, with all 15 players playing their part in the much-needed win. Although Chelsea halted their winless run against Leeds, the Champions League game against Dortmund was seen as a critical match in the season.
Trailing by a goal from the first leg, Chelsea needed to show courage and determination to overcome a team that had not lost a competitive game since early November, and they did just that. After a scrappy start, Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for Chelsea, and Kai Havertz doubled their advantage in the second half from the penalty spot.
Despite Dortmund’s efforts to get back into the game, Chelsea held firm, with Kepa Arrizabalaga barely tested. The Stamford Bridge crowd played a significant role in creating a raucous atmosphere and giving Chelsea the mental edge over Dortmund, as their team bus was delayed due to Chelsea fans blocking an entrance to a road used to gain access to Stamford Bridge.
The delay disrupted Dortmund’s pre-match preparations, and it could have contributed to the injury suffered by Julian Brandt in the first five minutes of the match. The win was a much-needed boost for Graham Potter, and the team celebrated with their fans full-time.