Ex-Premier League Manager Berates Chelsea For This Reason
Former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has slammed Chelsea for the tactics they employed during their London Derby win over Crystal Palace in their Premier League clash on Sunday.
The Blues hosted Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge and had to dig deep in the second half to secure a 3-1 win over their opponents.
Speaking after the game, former Bournemouth and Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp berated the Blues for using dark arts especially in the second Chelsea goal scored by Alvaro Morata.
Redknapp gave his post-match reaction while he was a pundit on popular English TV channel Sky Sports.
According to him, Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso employed dark arts in the buildup to the goal scored by Alvaro Morata with the game delicately poised at 1-1.
Harry Redknapp, who managed clubs like Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, revealed that the Spanish international left-back intentionally blocked the path of Crystal Palace defender Mamadou Sakho as substitute Eden Hazard’s freekick found its way to Morata for him to score his second goal of the game on 65 minutes.
Morata’s first half opener had earlier been cancelled by a 53rd minute strike from Andros Townsend.
Pedro Rodriguez wrapped up the 3-1 victory with a third goal five minutes after fellow Spanish player Morata completed his brace.