Monday, September 03, 2007

Chelsea beaten at their own game...

I took in the Aston Villa v Chelsea game over the weekend and I have to say that the Villa impressed me, as their two-nil win over Chelsea was fully justified. When was the last time a Jose Mourinho team lost by a two goal margin?

Martin O'Neill has spent well over the summer months, the Villa manager has acquired the likes of Zat Knight, Reo-Coker and big Jon Carew. The former Celtic manager appears to be putting together the best Villa side for some considerable time, his team has a good mixture of youth and experience, plus pace and power.

Against Chelsea, Villa not only competed with the Blues big men like Drogba, but they won the important challenges, none more so than Zat Knight's header when he beat the blues strongman in-chief Didier Drogba from a corner to open the scoring. At the other end Drogba wasn't bullying the Villa centre-halfs, for once it was an even contest.

Villa attacked Chelsea down the flanks with real pace and going off this performance they will take points off the other leading Premier League clubs. On this day, Chelsea were beaten by a team who played them at their own game and won. Villa scored their opening goal from a set-piece and the second goal came from a quick counter attack.

I must add that once again Didier Drogba was guilty of trying to get an opponent booked for his disgraceful play-acting when pretending to have been elbowed in face. TV-replays clearly showed the big man up for what he is at times, a cheat. He's such a good player that he really does not need to do this.

1 comment:

  1. Chelsea thought that Aston Wont be damaging them even on their skin but they were proved all wrong.Thats what happens when the teams are boosted with un-neccessary confidence.Jose' should learn from this mistake.
    Noce blog that you have.Hey if you want me to link your blog just come around and tell me.I blog too on EPL sure would be good for having a free link :)


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