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Chelsea come unstuck against Toffeemen
Published : 11 Feb 2010 09:43:58
A Terry-able mess Chelsea’s 1-2 defeat at the hands of Everton last night has prompted this rebuke from Hema Kanani What happened last night?. Have Chelsea become too confident? Chelsea skipper John Terry is jetting off to Dubai today to visit his missus in the hope of rebuilding his marriage. He will miss Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge.Should he have played last night against Everton?He allowed Louis Saha to score twice as the Blues suffered a rare defeat and now their lead at the top is the Premier League is just one point.What went wrong last night - Chelsea just couldn't get the passing going against the Toffeemen.Something that they did very well in their last few games - but why did that happen?To be fair to the opposition, Everton’s tactics of closing down the man on the ball worked well for most of the night.But recent results - Arsenal apart have shown that Chelsea have been lucky to scrap results, they are just not playing with any great urgency.The Blues played quite well against Hull, but not at Goodison Park.Chelsea suffered from a combination of poor passing and a fractured structure.It was hard to understand that this was the same team that beat Arsenal a few days earlier.But the hero of the night was Louis Saha - Saha, Saha, Saha -it was all aboutSaha.He proved to Everton that he was worth every penny of his newly-signed contract.He created at least four chances and scored twice. Chelsea pride themselves in getting in front and fighting for the result.Against Everton, the boys took the lead through Frenchman Florent Malouda but two John Terry errors allowed Everton to take all three points.Manchester United dropping two points at Aston Villa stopped them leap-frogging Chelsea, but the Blues need to rediscover their form quickly if they are to be at the top of the table come the end of May. What do you think of Hema's views? Have your say in the messageboard now.