Lalkovic shows senior Chelsea potential

Published Add your comment

Football News

Chelsea reserves earned a hard-fought victory over Norwich City despite being reduced to ten-men in the first-half.

Milan Lalkovic had given the Blues an early lead against the Canaries second string, with the Slovakian under 21 international slotting home Jacob Mellis' cross at the far post.

However, defender Rohan Ince was dismissed late in the period for a challenge on Jamar Lozo as the pair chased a through ball, putting Dermot Drummy's side under pressure for the second-half.

It wasn't to trouble the Blues though, with Lalkovic doubling his tally and the scoreline on 51 minutes when sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Marko Mitrovic made it three on 69 minutes, and it was a convincing result in the end against a potentially dangerous opponent.

"It was good discipline by the boys. We controlled the game and Jacob Mellis and Billy Clifford in midfield were really good. Norwich to be fair to them were a young side but we tried to play the right way so the attitude was great," said Drummy post-match.

"We kept our tactical discipline in the second half and we broke well and scored a wonder goal. 4-4-1 is quite an easy system to play because you have your clear jobs. We don't practice it but they applied themselves really well and Sam Hutchinson communicated fantastically. It makes a difference when you have a talker."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again