|Posted by Kyle Greene on August 30, 2010 at 5:31 AM|
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.