Don’t get crazed Chelsea fans, I can appreciate a good collective day of defending and do appreciate how they set their stall out the last match against Barcelona in the historic win. I find it hilarious that some segments of the media are calling it anti-football.
It’s actually the only way they can compete to be fair. Think about that, pretty amazing statement when the quality of players worth multi millions is littered on the Chelsea roster. Oh, do the “blues” desire this badly.
Heading into the Nou Camp they are up 1-0 on aggregate and are positioned pretty well based on the missed chances in the first leg from the Barca boys.
Roberto DiMatteo also wisely rested 8 starters in the Chelsea/Arsenal league game this past weekend.
How much does the emotion of the El Classico loss to Real Madrid play into this?
Are they tired? Are they weary? Have they lost incentive? Is it purely luck that they lost?
Chelsea manager DiMatteo does deserve credit for taking the edge off Danny Alves and reminding us that if pressure can be put on the Barcelona backs and goalkeeper Victor Valdes, goals can be found.
Is this really happening? Barcelona have not lost three games in a row for 9 years.
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