What a difference! Talk about commitment, this was the Blues at the end of last season.
Yes, Chelsea had the best of it for half-an-hour, but so they should with their home advantage.
But the rest of the game we made them look toothless.
Up to Phil Neville having a touch of 'foot in mouth disease' and the play-acting of Malouda and Drogba along with the officiating of Mr Probert, we could, and should, have won this game.
The positives: Coleman down the right, great little terrier; the balance in the middle, big guns Fellaini and Rodwell getting stuck in, and getting forward; Tim Cahill being of course, Tim Cahill; then the left side as last year, Pienaar and Baines magic.
Then what a treat - Beckford coming on with plenty of time to get his feet and boots warm. It was his best yet, not just because of his goal, but the way he held his line up then looked and found a blue shirt to pass to (Saha was not doing that).
He then went forward looking for the return and if he got it he had a go at goal. Who cares if they go a bit wild? If he has 10 bloomers and one goal, that will do for us.
More of the same, you Blues, and more of the same, Mr Moyes.
Geoff Warriner, Whinberry Drive L32