Here I am once again with my analysis of the match. It leaves me scratching my head wondering why the Blues did so little to display this level of effort against Manchester United two Saturdays back.
Luis Felipe Scolari was probably relieved to see Frank Lampard score the winning goal after a stoppage that almost ended. I was most interested in the way that he celebrated his goal scoring feat. He ran to his manager to hug him. It snowballed into this group hug consisting of grown-up men wearing blue shirts. I thought it was an indication that the players were disputing Scolari’s coaching method and that they were refusing to support him. It is easy to sense the relief felt by all.
Liverpool may be in a slump, but Chelsea may not be. When looking at current performances, it is clear that Arsenal and Manchester United have the best form right now and are making huge surges. United, thanks to their win over the Blues as well as their many 1-0 wins and Arsenal, which are currently on a seven-game unbeaten streak. Chelsea are fortunate that some of their slips didn’t come from epl live score matches that could prove costly. The club’s immediate task is to improve their defense and pay more attention to setting up goals in their next football games. Their next match at Stamford Bridge will be an FA Cup game against Ipswich. It will be interesting for everyone to see how they do.
It could be considered bad timing that Scolari’s men suffered serious injuries during the most critical time. Joe Cole has been out of action for the remainder, with a ruptured cruciate leg ligament. Deco is still recovering from a calf strain. The extent of John Terry’s injury is unknown to me. And Didier Drogba? Although he may not be in any serious injury at the moment, I am not sure why he isn’t interested in football at the moment.
Scolari said that Scolari doesn’t have any left wingers so the strike partnership between him and Nicolas Anelka isn’t very effective. Scolari sold Wayne Bridge because he could play as a left winger and is an excellent crosser of ball. According to rumours, the Ivorian striker is unhappy with his coach. It is also believed that his former boss at Inter Milan, the manager of Inter Milan, was keen to sign up Adriano. Adriano is known for his attitude problems and has had to leave all his teams. Scolari states that Drogba and him are not in conflict. Drogba being dropped from the team for any reason is purely a decision made by him and not an underlying cause.