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Chelsea 1 - Arsenal 2

Premier League

Stamford Bridge

30/11/08 16:00

Attendance: 41,760

Referee: Mike Dean

Chelsea
1 - 2
Arsenal
Djourou (og) 31
 
Robin van Persie 59, 62
 
Venue: Stamford Bridge
 
Attendance: 41,760
The Teams
Cech
 
 
 
Almunia
 
 
Bosingwa
 
 
 
Sagna
 
 
Terry
 
 
 
Gallas
 
 
Ivanovic
 
 
 
Djourou
 
 
Bosingwa
 
 
 
Clichy
 
 
Mikel
 
 
69
 
Denilson
 
 
Ballack
 
 
 
Fabregas
 
 
Lampard
 
 
 
Song
 
 
Deco
 
 
81
 
Nasri
 
 
Anelka
 
 
 
Adebayor
 
 
89
Kalou
 
 
 
van Persie
 
 
Substitutes
Hilario
 
 
 
Fabianski
 
 
Bridge
 
 
 
Silvestre
 
 
Ferreira
 
 
 
Gibbs
 
 
Mineiro
 
 
 
Ransey
 
 
Alex
 
 
 
Wilshere
 
 
Malouda
 
 
69
 
Vela
 
 
Stoch
 
 
81
 
Bendtner
 
 
89
Game Statistics
16
Goal Attempts
12
2
On Target
7
3
Corners
2
5
Offside
4
18
Fouls
16
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
59.6
%
40.4
Comments...
As with the game against ManU earlier in the month this was another game where we conceded the majority of possession. Chelsea also passed more accurately and tackled more successfully. But we did edge one key stat which was that we held territorial advantage at 51.3% to 48.7%. That's not a bad stat to hold, especially away from home as it illustrates that we played a high line, got the ball forward quickly and won the ball further forward than Chelsea. The stats show that we tended to win possession 30.92m from our goal and Chelsea 24.87m from theirs. Midfield balance wasn't perfect but while Denilson didn't look entirely comfortable on the right both Cesc and Sagna both looked more comfortable with him there. Denilson managed an effective contribution with 38 passess 74% completion, 3 shots on goal, 1 assist, 2 assist attempts and 4 balls won. Chelsea were the smoother more inventive side and at times we struggled to impose our game but we had some good passages of play ourselves and a little bit of all too rare good fortune too.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 30 2008

Time: 8:57PM

Your Comments

Its refreshing to see that with only 40% posession we still won, usually we have 60% posession and manage to loose also with 7 shots on goal against 2 away from home is not bad at all.
Armory
Chelsea were never a danger. Djourou struck the most menacing shot for them, everything else was plain sailing. I didn't think it would be our day after the OG, but once we went in front I was pretty confident. What has happened to fortress Bridge? You couldn't buy a point there in recent seasons!!
Rocky7
I think what it shows from this and MU game possesion wise is that, by conceding possesion we are inviting the opponent to attack coming forward, which leaves gaps in their backline. This allows us more space to pass and attack in a wolfpack style effectively. If we hold to much possesion we are bound to hit traffic at their end which is why we been finding it hard to kill weaker opponents off.
nevidimka
"You couldn't buy a point there in recent seasons!!" Well fu(k me..I've been to the last 16 games at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have only one twice....obviously you are a new supporter! LOL
Dorset Red
Still not impressed by Denilson. LDs observation on him holding onto the ball for too long was fairly accurate in this game as well. Also Bosingwa got way too much room down the right, Nasri was absent in assisting Clichy. Otherwise, the defence held up pretty well. Chelsea were poor tbh, and only 2 shots on target tells its own story.
prits
Looking at the game you wouldnt think Chelsea only had 2 shots at goal. their through balls were that dangerous. But looking at the state tells a whole lot different pic.
nevidimka
DR - I was refering to all the teams in the PL. Chelsea's home record is undeniably brilliant ever since Mourinho went there. Please don't judge me by your misinterpritations :)
Rocky7
On our last 16 trips to the Bridge we've actually lost 3 times. We lost a Carling Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg 3-1 in February 1998. Obviously a new supporter Dorset Red. (Besides, I thought they all supported United around your way?)
Little Dutch
Judging by his other comments LD, Dorest Red is our good "friend" Bergkamp Was A Myth ..... what is it about this site and stalkers?
Rocky7
Although granted it was called the Worthington Cup at the time. Worthington, Carling, they're all crap watered down, namby pamby drinks. Not like London Porter, that stuff knocks you for six, as I found out yesterday!
Little Dutch
excellent result for you........I have to say after the way you played last week against us at City, I didnt think you would get anywhere near them today.......credit where credit is due....well done....
lincolnblue
London Porter? Rather you than me mate! I'll stick to my lager "The beer of choice for tomorrow's lout!" lol
LondonGooner
look at our shots on target - speaks for itself!
merlin
Merlin - it also speaks for itself that your shot that troubled us the most was not the one that was on target!! lol
Rocky7
 

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