|Posted by Kyle Greene on September 21, 2010 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
This week i have asked Darby Laughren to write up the blog as i was away with work and was unable to watch the game. Before i post it i apologise for not having a write up for the West Ham game, time honeslty just got away from me. To those of you who do not know, we won 3-1 with ex Chelsea player Scott Parker scoring the first goal against us for this season, in fact still the only goal against us. Now onto this week, The blog is below.....
So we were without JT and Frank, captain Drogba. Team read:
Ferreira, Ivanovic, Alex (Bruma 71), Cole,
Essien, Mikel (Benayoun 77), Ramires (Zhirkov 74),
Kalou, Drogba (C), Malouda
Kalou tapped in a corner within 71 seconds! Before Malouda struck from short range after great work from Drogba. DD himself then got in on the action, with his deflected strike making it 3-0. Then, just before the break, Drogba (fighting to win back the ball!) played it over the top to Kalou (who showed great composure!) taking his time to square it up for Malouda to score again with a low shot.
The 2nd half was a matter of going through the motions, with the match already won. The great Cech was called into action a few times as Blackpool, to their credit, tried to salvage some pride, which they did successfully, keeping the mighty blues scoreless for the half. Cech’s best save came from a Gary Taylor-Fletcher shot; he did stunningly well to tip it over the bar.
Right at the end Drogba should’ve have won a penalty after clearly being slid from behind, the Ref Clattenburg blew nothing however, signaling full-time on the following clearance. It was a great performance from our boys and a testament to our depth after the Champions League game in Slovakia in mid-week. Players, rested in that match, really made their mark, most notably Ashley Cole who I’ve given my man of the match, we really are truly lucky to have the best left-back in the world; he’s a player who is just the difference between us and so many sides.
I would like to thank Darby for taking the time to write this, also to mention the Ian Holloway (The Blackpool manager) came out and said after the game the him watching Chelsea play on the sidelines was something remarkable and its going to take a special team to beat them, he can see why they are one of the best clubs in the world.
|Posted by Kyle Greene on August 30, 2010 at 5:31 AM||comments (0)|
TOO MUCH CONTROL
Round 3. I have to say that i was impressed with the way Chelsea played and still very happy to not record a massive scoreline. It showed to me that the boys could still control a game when goals were not given away. Yes, we should of converted alot more of our chances (Lamps, i am looking in your direction) but stoke still played well and were, well unlucky not to have scored. I have titled this one 'too much control' as to the fact that Chelsea ended up with 74% possession to Stokes 26%. Its probably the first time i have actually seen in a match that the possession stats got too 79% - 21% at one stage. Ashley cole was unlucky not to have scored in this game, especially with his screamer of a volley just outside the 6 yard box.
Lampard i thought was disappointing, but to his credit i was not aware he needed a hernia operation. John Terry showed great vision later on, with the great through ball to Malouda to put the first goal away, and great first time shot by Malouda too. Our second only came due to a Drogba penalty, but like they say, a goal is a goal.
I am giving the Man of the Match to JT. Not only did he show his great leadership and vision as always but what is making me give him this award is how he pulled up injured through the second half, but battled on, it was obvious he could walk right alone run, but he remained on the park to show it will take more than a little injury to pull him from the current game he was playing.
I have also been in an argument with my housemate (he is a Scouser Pool supporter), claiming Chelsea has the easiest run at the start of the season, with even him claiming Aston Villa and Everton as 'EASY' teams......yeah right. I don't know about the rest of you, but i would prefer all the hard teams now, than when we have most of them over the Christmas break.
So as we head into the next week against West Ham who are also struggling at the bottom and with Scott Parker the only one showing promise at Upton Park and facing his old club against the champion team who have 14 goals for and 0 against, Hammers.....be scared.
|Posted by Kyle Greene on August 26, 2010 at 3:01 AM||comments (1)|
This blog is a little late and i apologise. ok, now onto the game. Wigan..........What can i say? 14 goals against them and 0 for with thier last 2 meeting with the mighty Chels and pushes us to sit on top of the table with 2 from 2 while they prop it up at the bottom with 0 from 2. Now i am not sure about every other Chelsea fan but at the start of the season i was a little worried as previously mentioned about this season was going to be hard and with Wigan in the second round (all remember Wigan dealt us our first loss last season), i was worried they were going to do it again..............but like always Chelsea can do everything just to prove me wrong (and the way Wigan played against Blackpool, my hope were a little restored). We started off slow, but we were still in majority with the possesion, then 1-0. Malouda again with the opener after a long 34 minutes, then that was it! WHERE THE OTHER GOALS CHELSEA????? i was happy but still a little disappointed that we were only 1-0 up at halftime.
Second half kicks off and we then don't have to wait long with Anelka finally finding the back of the net to kick off his goals for the season but then with in 4 minutes he decides to throw the challenge to Drogba for the Golden Boot by slotting home his second for the match. Then the goals just stop again, Carlo must of had the same feeling as me, wondering if the lads had backed off a little so he brings on the speedster Kalou and with fresh legs hopes he runs circles around the defence, and in fact he did, being rewarded with 2 goals of his own and to finish the rout on come Benayoun to open his Chelsea career with his first goal in the blue shirt.
Now my Man of the Match goes to Drogba this week, with his persistance and running off the ball, creating many chances and suppling Anelka and Kalou with goals. Special mention the a great game also played by Obi Mikel, The play where i mention this is for Anelkas second, Obi plays a beautiful long ball only for Anelka to take minimum touches and slot it home causing most Chelsea players celebrating with him instead of Anelka.
Well here is to next week against Stoke and instead of being worried for us, i am scared for Stoke. Sorry lads but i have already written you off.
|Posted by Kyle Greene on August 16, 2010 at 6:13 AM||comments (1)|
DEMOLITION MEN RETURN
Did last season even finish? After all this talk before pre season that we have recruited right and lost too many players and 4 straight losses leading into the season, even i was starting to believe it was going to be a hard season for the boys in blue. How wrong could i have been, along with all the media of this world......... Well we didn't have to wait long and Malouda made our intention shown. Drogba returning to his great goalscoring form with the hattrick and Lampard showed why he is the one of the best midfielders in the game at the moment while also putting his and Englands woeful world cup performance behind him. I am going to give my choice of man of the match to Malouda. In case some of you don't know, i rate my Man of the match off how a player performs as a team member why showing great form and creativness and also what a CFC fan wants from a player in our team, not on stats like most media does. The strike of the game goes to Drogba even though it was a deflection goal but it was still powerful and on target. Great to see Essien and Obi Mikel return to EPL after some time away. I know i personally missed them. Anyway, i hope to continue this for every EPL game this season and always open the floor to comments. Here is on to a great season. Cheers.