'Wow': Paul Merson claims Chelsea did something against Salzburg which blew him away

Paul Merson has explained he was left completely blown away by one passage of play Chelsea produced in this week’s victory against Red Bull Salzburg.

Chelsea enjoyed an eye-catching performance on Tuesday night during a 2-1 away win against Austrian champions Salzburg, which secured them top spot in Group E of the Champions League.

The Blues carved through the opponents with some attractive football on several occasions, especially in the first-half.

Hopefully, it’s a sign of more things to come during Graham Potter’s reign as head coach at Stamford Bridge.

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Merson blown away by Chelsea

Merson absolutely loved the first-half move Chelsea produced in the Champions League, which ended with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ultimately fluffing his lines in front of goal.

The Blues worked from keeper to striker with a string of incisive passes, the key through ball coming from Jorginho to split Salzburg open after some composed play in possession from the defence.

Incidentally, Scott Minto ripped into Aubameyang for firing his shot straight at Salzburg’s goalkeeper

“Chelsea got a good result in the Champions League, and they played some good football as well. There was one move in that match where they moved from one end of the pitch to the other – wow! Had they scored, it would’ve been their best goal in a long time,” Merson wrote.

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Some of Brighton’s football when coached by Potter ranked among the most aesthetically pleasing across the entire Premier League, which is why the Chelsea fanbase are really excited about him.

It’s been a really positive start by going nine games unbeaten, but the fact his team are starting to show signs of intricate fast-faced football is just as pleasing.

The quality of this squad means Chelsea should be able to rip through some teams when they get into full flow.

It’s going to be a fascinating match up on the weekend when the Blues travel to Potter’s old side Brighton. On paper, it should be a great spectacle at the Amex Stadium.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.