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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

LAURENT BLANC OUT-MASTERS MOURINHO..... CHAMPIONS LEAGUE REVIEW BY FABS



Few might say that Chelsea got what they went to get in Paris but I say their bus got stuck in traffic. All their plan of parking the bus failed and PSG had better plans about the traffic situation on the night.

Fellow Chelsea supporters will go behind their team giving them praises for getting the away goal and still having the upper hand but deep within them, they know their team didn’t perform on the night. PSG had the majority of the possession for the full 90 minutes of the match and Chelsea was so lucky to score against the run of play towards the end of the first half.

 This gave Jose Mourinho the opportunity to go through his half time team talk talking about defending the lead and taking it to Stamford Bridge. This was immediately seen in the early stages of the second half but lovers of good football had their prayers heard as Edinson Cavani scored from a header as he usually does. at this point I said to myself, "this game will win an award for being boring". Little did I know that I was right! Chelsea’s plans of defending a lead turned into defending a draw and they did just nothing to change what they had in mind coming into the second half. 

I personally congratulate PSG and Laurent Blanc for their performance yesterday. Blanc tactically gave Mourinho a taste of his medicine. I took my time yesterday predicting the PSG lineup considering their numerous injuries and it did not at any time come to my mind that David Luiz will play in defensive midfield. He actually did a great job stopping his former team mates from having any sight of goal. 

The referee for me was the primary cause of the boring nature of the match. Marco Veratti should have been sent off three times if the referee was not as ‘consistent’ as he wanted to be. Eden Hazard was not given the chance to showcase his wonderful skills because he was constantly fouled by David Luiz and Veratti. Courtois did a great job for the London side and could even be named their man of the match because he kept them in the tie.
To cut the long talk short, it was another boring tactic from Mourinho and as history proves, he has the quality to go through with it. The problem here is

< WILL CHELSEA CONTINUE TO APPLY A BORING AND DEFENSIVE FORMATION IN THEIR BIG MATCHES JUST TO GET GOOD RESULTS?>