..... or 'Le Sulk' est arrive
If ever Spurs had a chance to break their woeful sequence at the Bridge it was today. Still no Lamps, Sheva or Terry and with Drogs, Kalou, Essien and Jedi now away for the AcN, it was good to have Malouda back and a pleasant surprise to see Maka return early (so no need for Shoddy Sidwell). All this and the anticipation of Anelka who starts on the bench.
Its all Chelsea from the start, Joe Cole whips in an early cross but Pizarro is AWOL then Malouda skins Chimbonda but his cross is too high for SWP (playn in midfield again). With just under 20mins gone Belletti ambles through the Spurs midfield and responds to the crowds calls to shoot by unleashing an unstoppable drive from over 30yards that flies into the top corner.
Spurs start to press up their tempo but there's no real threat. Midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng rugby tackles Joe Cole an amazingly get s off with just a booking and on 30mins Malbranque dives a volley at Cech (this proves to be Spurs ONLY shot on target). Joe Cole out on the right and SWP beavering away in the middle are having a great game and SWP almost makes it two before Ballack has the ball in the net, from a Malouda cross, only for it to be ruled offside.
The second half continues much like the first but the biggest cheer goes up in the 54th minute when Anelka replaces the hapless Pizarro. We look a different side and 4 minutes he almost scores with his 3rd touch in the game after a neat back heel from SWP sets him up. On 69mins Spurs get a free kick for a Ballack foul on Lenon and Berbatov swings the kick just wide. It seems to spur (pardon the pun) us back into life and 10 minutes from time, Joe Cole's run and pass allowed SWP drive low into the bottom corner.
2 - 0, game over and it could have been more. Its now 74 league games unbeaten at the Bridge and with Le Sulk looking a little bit tasty, who's to say the title is a two horse race. Come on you Blues !!