Message to the Chelsea fans that visited our yard last night ,'for the love of all that is holy' get some one to pen you some more fucking songs ! I understand how that may sound like I'm being churlish in the aftermath of defeat but it will be extremely beneficial for the supporters of every ground you tip up at throughout the course of the season if you cram in some lyrics betwixt the 'Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea' Chelsea dirge you belt out with such annoying repetition.
As for the match ,90% of Kopites unfortunate (myself included) enough to have attended last night knew the outcome as soon as the eleven players the manager had opted for was revealed.
If you have any pretensions towards winning 'any game' you simply omit Moreno ,you just cant be expected to be taken seriously if you include a player whose prone to wander and vacate his position with such alarming frequency its almost surreal and in a similar respect you could lob Sturridge's inclusion in the starting eleven into that equation,yes he scored,but his complete disinterest in defending from the front was evident from the off.
Lastly ,if you afford Hazard any space he will either fall over or score ,obviously dependent on how he's feeling at the time.
Last night v Norwich wasn't a classic it's fair to say. Edged it with goals from some individual class by Stanislas, and a good bit of penalty area pinball from a corner.
Norwich looked a good outfit, not sure how strong or changed their side was but they played some good stuff. Just lacked the cutting edge in front of goal though. We did ok in bursts but had no rhythm or pattern to our play, Norwich on the other hand looked far more settled as a side. Howe wasn't happy post match, but it was him who made all the changes and picked the slightly baffling formation. So perhaps he needs to rethink that for the next round.
Chuffed for Burton Albion by the way, that sounded like an eventful second half, and well done to them.
Chelsea are very boring to watch. Hazard has to play false nine because Morata is so shit while Jorginho isn't doing much between Kanté and Barkley (who's only as good as the team he plays in à la Mkhitaryan). It's pretty much the same problems as last season despite changing managers. A winger (what's the fuss about this Hudson-Odoi lad exactly? Bayern look very keen, he's younger than the Robbery I'll give him that) and a real #9 is needed in January.