Let’s analyze a great corner kick routine by Roberto De Zerbi in the game between Brighton and Chelsea. Gross and March to take the set-piece. Short-corner having superiority against Sterling in a 2v1. Gilmour appears in the half space, the closest player to him is Maatsen who has to wait in the box to support Sterling, so he can’t get in time to block Gilmour’s cross.
At the far post, Mitoma runs into the box and 4 Brighton players wait on the penalty spot against 7 Chelsea players who move upfield to trap Brighton’s men offside.
This doesn’t affect Mitoma, who is isolated against Malo Gusto and wins the aerial duel. Brighton’s attackers run into the goal area occupying different zones.
Meanwhile, some Chelsea players stand still like Andrey Santos and others run backwards like Thiago Silva. In the gap between the two, Danny Welbeck is waiting for the ball to finish off in the edge of the goal area to score.
One of the most interesting set-pieces in this preseason by Roberto De Zerbi.