Peter Crouch has suggested that Chelsea were fortunate on Wednesday to draw 3-3 away to Zenit St Petersburg.
Chelsea’s result in midweek means they slip to second in their Champions League group and finish as runners-up. Subsequently, there is a one in four chance they are pitted against much-feared side Bayern Munich in the last-16 draw.
The Blues were involved in a thrilling contest on their trip to Russia where the momentum swung constantly.
First of all, Timo Werner’s opener was cancelled out by Zenit goals from Claudinho and Sardar Azmoun in the first half to give the hosts a 2-1 advantage going into half time. Afterwards, Romelu Lukaku and Werner both scored in the second period to put Thomas Tuchel’s men 3-2 ahead. Unfortunately, Zenit’s Magomed Ozdoyev equalised in stoppage time.
Pundit Crouch wasn’t too impressed with this evening’s overall performance from Premier League side Chelsea. Two-goal attacker Werner and Blues goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga were mentioned in a positive light, though.
“I thought they (Chelsea) were far too open. I thought they got away with it really. I thought Werner got them out of jail,” Crouch told BT Sport 3 (7:40pm, 8 December).