thought we were very negative at the start but the plus point was that though we sat back, we created some good chances. Drogba's goal was simply unstoppable and Ballack's sending off was, in my opinion, unwarranted. True, he went in with studs but it wasn't intentional. His eyes were never on sissoko but always tracking the ball. He deserved a yellow but no more.
Kuyt had a good chance when he hit the bar. I think that was one of our best moves. Most of the time, we didn't really know what to do with the ball. Get the ball, pass around a bit, play to pennant, pennant cross. You can see the chelsea defence tighten up and mark the centre forwards tightly everytime the ball spreads to the right because they expected the cross in. Too predictable. And there wasn't any runs into the box by the central midfielders. Simply asking too much of the forwards. If sissoko is playing, then xabi should push further up and try to make runs into the box for crosses. Everybody just sat back. We had plenty of shots on target, but these were half-chances mostly. Not enough ideas and variety in the play to really trouble defences.
Chelsea were just a bit better and deserved the win. But we did perform much better than at everton. Agger looks great. He's got a great vision and passing ability. Not too bad in defence too.