It ended 0-0 as both teams struggled to make an impact In yesterday’s clash. Chelsea 2 main starters Petr Cech and our Captain John Terry were injured. While we’ve learnt that Cech is out for the rest of the season there’s a possibility that Terry will be fit for the finals if we do qualify. Jose side might have stopped Atletico Madrid from scoring but the hunt still goes as blues mmidfielders Frank Lampard & Mikel are suspended.
What we Learn: Schwarzer Settling in
Petr Cech dislocated his should while playing the Champions league match yesterday night. Cech collision with Raul Garcia in 18th min made Schwarzer come in. The Aussie hada bad day at Stamford bridge while playing against Sunderland but settled in quickly as we saw some good saves & punches by him. Peter Cech will not been seen on the goal post for the rest of the season so this is a good experience for Schwarzer to replace goalie no.1 at a crucial time and settle in easily.
Ramires is loved by Chelsea fansfor his contribution to the club and is appreciated but has he lost his game play?. His passing abilities seem to havevanished and he is regularly getting booked in every match. The Ramires we used to know for his fast running counter attacking style is finding difficulties in controlling the ball and getting involved in unnecessary situations which can be bad for his Chelsea career.
Lacking in Creativity?
We might have parked the bus but we only managed 5 attempts on goal. Atletico were looking far more dangerous then we all expect. If we keep continuing play like this we might end up like 2009 Barcelona horror at Stamford Bridge. Didwe miss hazard for those key pass? We do have high prolific players but if we look on the other side Torres wasn’t getting any supply but he did manage to do it on his own. The players need to understand his movements and release passes to make him play on the front rather than passing or moving the ball too much in D.
Cahill is Solid
Cahill is now a vital player for Chelsea fc.His defensive capability is far stronger which is one of the key reasons why Atletico failed to score. The overall stats of Gary Cahill in Yesterday’s match: Tackles Made:2/3, Headed Duels: 3/4, Interception 2/2 & Passes 12/13 (92%) one of the key active Chelsea players in yesterday’s defensive match we played.
Let’s hope we don’t mess up like we did in 2009 and we scored more goals and display creativity like we did against other Champions league teams.
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