Wesley Fofana lifts the lid on Chelsea’s secret tactics for victory over Leeds, as Manchester United transfer rumors swirl
Wesley Fofana discloses a confidential strategy employed by Chelsea that led to their victory over Leeds, while also raising doubts about a potential transfer to Manchester United.
In a recent match, Wesley Fofana shared insights into the tactics used by Chelsea to secure a victory against Leeds. Fofana, who scored the game’s only goal in the second half, was instrumental in helping his team earn their second win of 2023, under the guidance of manager Graham Potter.
Following a lengthy absence due to injury, Fofana has emerged as a key player for Chelsea, scoring his second goal of the season against Leeds. He has formed a promising partnership with Benoit Badiashile while filling in for the injured Thiago Silva.
Although Fofana’s recent success has been noteworthy, his strong performance against Leeds was not solely limited to his goal-scoring ability. He demonstrated an all-around impressive display, which is especially impressive considering his recent return to the first team. Despite not being known for his scoring prowess, Fofana’s header in the match against Leeds was a result of clever tactics, and not simply luck.
In a post-match interview, Wesley Fofana expressed his excitement about the win and the support from the club and fans, rather than feeling nervous. He acknowledged that the team worked on set-pieces in training the day before the game, which led to his goal. Fofana’s previous goal-scoring record for Leicester and Saint-Etienne has been relatively low, with only one goal in 52 games for Leicester and two for Saint-Etienne. However, if Chelsea’s defenders can contribute goals to the team, it could alleviate some of the pressure on the struggling forward line. Extra goal contributions from the backline are always welcome when the frontline is misfiring.
Chelsea’s struggles with set-piece opportunities have frustrated fans, who have come to expect center-backs to contribute five goals per season. In recent years, there has been a noticeable decline in the quality of attacking balls, exacerbating this issue.
Following Manchester United’s 7-0 loss to Liverpool, some fans have been singing Fofana’s praises. After Lisandro Martinez was part of a backline that conceded six goals in one half against Liverpool, one fan stated, “Wesley Fofana is who Man United fans think Martinez is,” while another added, “Wesley Fofana made me realize Lisandro Martinez is just hype.”
Fofana is expected to play a pivotal role in Chelsea’s upcoming Champions League fixture against Borussia Dortmund, as the team faces a 1-0 deficit in the first leg. With injuries to several players in the squad, Fofana’s presence on the pitch is almost guaranteed.