Chelsea progressed to the next round of the FA Cup after beating Hull City 2-1 away from home. The Blues scored through Michy Batshuayi and Fikayo Tomori while Kamil Grosicki scored a consolation goal in the 78th minute.
With that in mind, here are the three things that we learned from the match.
3. A much-needed win for Chelsea
Chelsea have been going through a rough patch of form recently. They have only won one out of their last four matches in the league and if it weren’t for the other top four contenders being poor, they might have slipped out of their fourth spot.
However, with this win against Hull City, they could have a sense of confidence going into their upcoming league matches. There are, however, problems to iron out, with one them being...
2. Poor defence
Chelsea may have conceded only one time against Hull City but had they faced a better team, they might have conceded a few more goals. Indeed, the each with which Hull City got into Chelsea’s box on a few occasions was quite a telling testament to how poor the Blues can be defensively.
The lack of an experienced center-half has been a big problem for the Londoners and they could do worse than sign a defender in this window.
1. Chelsea need a striker quick
While Michy Batshuayi may have scored the first goal for the Londoners, he was quite easily defended for the rest of the game. The Belgian is a decent forward to have as a backup but against better teams, he simply wouldn’t be enough of a threat.
As a result, with just five days left in the transfer window, the Londoners need a proper backup for Tammy Abraham or else risk losing out on top four by the end of the season.