‘He won’t let that happen’ – Rio Ferdinand and Co reveals the player Chelsea missed against Dinamo Zagreb

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Dinamo Zagreb needed to score just one first-half goal to beat Chelsea.

Just after 13 minutes of play, Mislav Orsic broke clear of Wesley Fofana to score the only goal of the match.

Orsic surprisingly beat Fofana for pace, before dinking the ball past a hapless Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Owen Hargreaves, Joleon Lescott and Rio Ferdinand were all in the BT Sport studio to analyse the game, and they were far from impressed by his performance.

Joleon Lescott even pointed out that Thiago Silva would won’t let that happen to him despite his lack of pace.

“They bought Fofana for exactly this reason, to squeeze the pitch, play high, he can [track] runs in behind and he’s quick,” said Hargreaves.

“But he didn’t look overly explosive in that one and I think Tuchel will be worried that they’re conceding soft goals when they’re dominating games.”

Lescott then chipped in: “Thiago Silva doesn’t allow that to happen. He doesn’t get himself in a race. He sits five or 10 yards deeper and allows that to come onto him and then delays the attack.”

Hargreaves then said: “If you’d told me he’s not winning that race, I’d have said: no chance.

“They’ve just spent £70m on him because he’s aggressive and he’s quick. I’m surprised he doesn’t get back. Young kids, they want to rely on their athleticism.”

Fellow pundit Rio Ferdinand also added his thoughts, saying: “Fofana can see his partner is going for the ball, what he has to be aware of is the run. Once he sees that, he has to then identify: “Where is the space? Where do I now cover?” And watch his reaction: it’s so late.

“He’s got to foul him, bump him, whatever, you’re last man. Or, what I would do – and I would back myself like I assume he would – I would have dropped off ages ago. I would have seen that run and there’s no way that I’d allow him to get in behind me. He just doesn’t smell danger.

“But listen, it’s his first game at this level in the Champions League so you can’t really go too hard on him.

“But it’s something that will open his eyes and make him realise he’s nowhere near the finished article yet.”