And what an entertaining game of football that was today. I know we lost 2-0, but in all honesty, I don’t feel too upset about our performance. We played well and pretty much dominating the game and it’s not the first time we’ve said that having left a ground on the losing end.
The line up today was:
Sagna – Squillaci – Koscielny – Clichy
Diaby – Song
Nasri – Wilshere – Arshavin
With a bench of Szcznesy, Eboue, Djourou, Denilson, Rosicky, Vela and JET…
Although we started this way, Wilshere played deep and Diaby and Song tended to go forward. I’m not sure if Song has been told to go forward, but it’s not preferable as his role in front of the back four is important – especially when our full backs go forward.
We did start the match the better team, creating chances immediately – and one golden opportunity in the first half dropping to Koscielny who headed over from about 2 yards – and there were many chances. At one point, I was wondering how we were missing all of these chances and a part of JAT’s blog yesterday came back to my mind:
Can we beat Chelsea? Of course we can. However I believe the key to our being successful against them is taking every goal scoring opportunity that comes our way as it is unlikely there will be many.
And that’s exactly what we didn’t do. Drogba scored the first with an audacious flick thing, and despite our efforts, Alex thumped in the second just before the end of the game. I’m sure Kieran D will give you his take tomorrow, but today was all about missed chances. Chamakh