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Premier League

Stamford Bridge

30/11/08 16:00

Attendance: 41,760

Referee: Mike Dean

ChelseaArsenal
Djourou (og) 31 Robin van Persie 59, 62
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
Date:Sunday November 30 2008
Time: 8:57PM

Comments

0
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
30/11/2008 21:19:00
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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
30/11/2008 21:37:00
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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
30/11/2008 21:40:00
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"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
30/11/2008 21:40:00
0
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
30/11/2008 21:46:00
0
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
30/11/2008 22:33:00
0
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
01/12/2008 00:07:00
0
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
01/12/2008 08:55:00
0
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
01/12/2008 09:09:00
0
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
01/12/2008 09:28:00
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