Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Can we really play 4-4-2 ??

Reading vs Chelsea ....... and a first half where the mighty blues could have been 3 down and are frankly very lucky to go in only 1-0 down at half time. No steel in the middle, Lampard hardly got a touch and Sidwell looks overawed by his return to his former club. The only bright spot is the industry of SWP but this formation looks alien and a back four without JT is woefully exposed - Carvallio goes off injured and is replaced by Johnson so things look bad. Needs to be a lot better in the second half.....

..... and so it does. Jose brings on the Jedi (Obi Mikel) and Pizzaro for Ferrera and Sidwell - SWP goes to right back and within 5 minutes its 2-1 with goals from Lamps and Drogba. Suddenly the Blues are all over Reading for about 10 mins before it settles down to some exciting end to end stuff .... but still not the solid dominant Chelsea that we're used to.
After Reading go down to 10 men, its all Chelsea again but a third goal doesn't come and its the usual last 5 minutes scramble to the final whistle.

OK, so yes its another win, its maximum points from the first two games but if things aren't tighter by the time we play Liverpool at the weekend, it will be a very different story.

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