Saturday, 21 September 2013

Chelsea 2- Fulham 0, Mikel Scores

Chelsea 2- Fulham 0, Mikel Scores

Four words to describe this poor game: Mikel Scored A Goal!

Jose Mourinho: “I came back for Mikel Obi To Score Goals” ( It's A Joke, y'all! )

Back four today were -Ivanovic , Cahill , Terry , Cole , pivot -Ramires , Mikel , band of 3 Schurrle , Oscar , Hazard while Eto'o led the line

-Mourinho deeming Juan Mata not even worthy of a place on the substitutes' bench!

Positives - 3 points in the bag, top of the table

Why our rivals should be afraid: this Chelsea team is currently playing uninspiring football but still at the summit of the EPL or in touching distance. It's going to get better. It simply has to with the quality of players in this team.

Surely a team containing Hazard, Oscar, Schurrle & Ramires with Mata & Willian in reserve can't continue to be boring to watch every week!

This team is still not playing to its potentials

The match:

We were fortunate not to be a goal down at the interval as Darren Bent spurned the opportunity to give Fulham an early lead.

The first half and a large chunk of the second half was the story of our season so far- slow build up from the back, too many sideways pass, all motion,no movement, poor execution in the box, poor final pass, getting turned over frequently resulting in dangerous counter attacks against us

Abramovich wasn't too pleased in the stands

Summary: A lot of huffing and puffing, and a whole lot of nothing in the first half. Marginally better in the second

Oscar got the opener in the second half after the Fulham goalie spilled a Schurlle cross, giving Eto'o a lucky bite of the cherry- this was blocked. But the ball fell kindly for Oscar who slotted home

A word on Oscar:

Mourinho has come out to say Oscar is his No 10

Oscar is a good player but he has nothing on Mata

Oscar’s ability to control a pass is orders of magnitude worse than Juan Mata's – the ball just seems to stick to Mata’s foot no matter how hard/bad the pass was.

Oscar is a better grafter though

Mourinho- please don't let me start hating Oscar 'cos of your refusal to play Mata!

The Jury is still out on Andre Schurrle ( who was replacing Mata in this team) You can't fault his effort though and he had great assist stats today- he created 7 chances- 4 more than any other player

The Man of the Moment:

His name is Mikel!

He scores when he wants

He scores when he waaaaaants

John Obi Mikel, he rarely wants to score!!

On Chelsea's 13th corner of the match, the moment arrived!

A corner, an assist by John Terry ( header) a half volley by Mikel: The net shook. Goal!!

Mikel has scored more than Gerrard, Coutinho, Schürrle, Santi, Torres, Theo, Defoe, Fellaini, Mata, Hazard & KDB in the league this season.

Mikel has scored more goals than all our strikers combined!!

Eto'o : fired blanks again. Not blaming him though. The way Chelsea plays at the moment, chances are a premium for our strikers. He was replaced by Torres midway in the second half

Hazard- Nothing has changed (in his poor form) all season

Frank Lampard comes on for Chelsea on 80 mins, replacing Andre Schurrle, while De Bruyne had a few minutes too- replacing Hazard

It's hardly been an ideal start to the season. But for now, Chelsea are top of the table....and....and John Obi Mikel has found his way onto the scoresheet!!

That, I think, calls for some smiles.

John Obi Mikel scored the goal that secured top spot in the Premier League for Chelsea!!!!

Mental. Absolutely mental!!



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