Before anyone says anything about anything…. I just want to say, that we just beat a full strength Chelsea side – one that included Cech, Terry, Lampard and Drogba – we beat them 3-1 at our ground and it could have easily been more. Not only did they just have their spine all present, but they had first choice players like Cole, Mikel, Malouda, Kalou and Essien all in the game too!
The two line ups were:
Sagna – Djourou – Koscielny – Clichy
Wilshere – Song
Walcott – Cesc – Nasri
With a bench of Szcznesy, Squillaci, Rosicky, Diaby, Arshavin, Chamakh and Bendtner
Ferreira – Ivanovic – Terry – Cole
Essien – Mikel – Lampard
Kalou – Drogba – Malouda
And it was a great result – 3-1 was a superb result against a team packed with big names, but like we have done before, lacking confidence.
What we did is that we played like Barcelona did when they beat Real Madrid – by pressing the opponent until we won the ball and making them make mistakes. It was an impressive performance around the pitch for all the players involved.
The first goal came at the best time, in the 44th minute – just before half time – and we very much deserved it – in fact we owed it to ourselves to score it – we had dominated the first half – emphatically – and that has happened so many times before – but a good piece of play between Wilshere and Song saw the latter lash the ball into the bottom of the net, left footed – across the keeper. A goal that Song deserved – he was held back for most of the game and timed his forward runs well.
It was clear that we had the upper hand and it was clear that we could put this game to bed if we continued in the second half as we left the first – and that’s exactly