A potentially tricky home second leg beckons and its not helped by loosing Cech in the pre match so the Blues line up with Carlo in goal, Ferreira, Rickey, JT and Ash at the back, Ballack, Maka and Lamps in the middle with Kalou, Drogs and JC up top.
Its all Chelsea from the start as Joe Cole hits the post within 2mins however we're ahead 4mins later when a near post cross from Lamps is sweetly headed home by Ballack. The two of them are bossing the midfield with Maka breaking up any Olypiakos and on 25mis Lamps makes it two when Ballacks shot is pushed out by Olympiakos keeper for Lamps to tap home. That's how it stays to half time.
Second half's underway and within 3mins its all over as a tie when Lamps swings in a corner which Kalou bundles home from a couple of yars out. It could have been five when first Lamps scuffs a clear shot on goal and then both Joe Cole and Maka (yes Maka) have efforts well saved by the Olympiakos keeper. In the closing minutes, Carlo does get some action. First, Fernando Belluschi hits the crossbar from from 25 yards with a blistering strike and the Carlo is called on to make a double save from a Belluschi free kick and resulting header from Antzas's header.
But in reality, we were never in any danger and a slot in the last eight was never in doubt.
What odds on getting Liverpool :-)
Come on U Blues