We played 4-5-1 to match Chelseas style, and it worked very well for us. Campbell up front alone was tasked with holding the ball up which he did a good job.
I thought the forst half was pretty even, and until Chelsea scored the first in the second half it deflated our spirits.
Mourinho yet again caused a lot of trouble, and even applauded the refs decision to send off Robben, which earned Perrin a touchline ban earlier this season, so it'll be interesting if it happens to him too! Hmmm I wont hold my breath for that to happen!
Wallwork made a bad challenge in the first half as both players were going for the ball , and Ronnie was just a bit late, he caught the Chelsea player, at which point at least 6 Chelsea players surrounded the ref and were hounding him to produce a red card, it was yellow.
Later in the second half when Chelsea were 1-0 up, Greening had the ball on our left wing, Robben made a challenge, which saw both feet leave the floor and he got nowhere near the ball, and took one of Greening feet. It was a shocking tackle and he was rightly RED carded IMO.
There was a lot of friction after that.
Campbell was definetly caught in the box and went over, which irrespective of if he meant it or not is a foul, and should be a pen. Kamara on teh other hand, went past two players in the box, and defiently dived, and should have been yellow carded for simulation.
2-1 defeat isnt that bad really against a team like Chelsea, shame they try and cheat so much. Must be getting ready for the Barca game
1st half Wallwork