Chelsea’s second-half goal blitz sinks Preston in FA Cup third round

Introduction to the article
Chelsea secured a comfortable 4-0 victory over Preston North End in the fourth round of the FA Cup, with three goals coming in an 11-minute span in the second half of the game.

Chelsea’s Dominance

Despite a frustrating first half for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, Chelsea broke the deadlock with a goal from Armando Broja, and quickly added two more goals through Thiago Silva and Raheem Sterling.

First Half Struggles

Preston North End contained Chelsea well for much of the first half, with a highlight being a scuffed shot from Will Keane that was easily saved. Both teams experienced struggles in creating meaningful scoring opportunities early in the game.

Pochettino’s Lineup

Mauricio Pochettino named a near full-strength side, and despite an uninspiring first half, the team went on to dominate the second half, securing their victory with a strong attacking performance.

Chelsea’s Second Half Surge

The second half of the game saw Chelsea exert their dominance, with goals coming from key players such as Armando Broja, Thiago Silva, and Raheem Sterling. The team’s performance strengthened as they showcased their superior class and moved on to the next round of the FA Cup.