Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Everton 0-0 Chelsea

Everton 0-0 Chelsea

Thoroughly enjoyed that last night, I read a lot of reports saying how it was a dull game. I thought it was a proper full-blooded, English footy match and one of the most rivetting 0-0s I've seen in ages. A lot will be made of the Terry's sending off but you've got to go off for that...a 50/50 ball and you go in straight with your foot up and your studs showing...always going to be a red.

After that I think Chelsea did well and deserve a lot of credit. Cech and Drogba especially. Ballack and Deco do look like flat track bullies though. For Everton I thought Jagielka, Lescott, Yobo, Hibbert and Neville were all outstanding. Credit to the entire team really. Pienaar had a frustrating evening but didn't hide for a second. Fellaini looks like such a classy footballer...he looks better and better each time I see him, if he could just up his work rate slightly to disrupt the opposition a bit more he would be a world beater.

So a point, can't complain because the goal was definitely a foul on Cech (although not offside as the linesman seemed to call it). We've played really well in the last 3 games...nice to see us getting a bit of stability because it's such a funny season this year. You are looking Europe one week and relegation the next.

One of the highlights of the night for me was the mascot living the dream in the pre-match build-up. He ran from the half way line, buried it from 5 yards, peeled off doing an AJ, ran all the way to to the corner flag to do a Cahill....to much cheering from the Gwladys.

1 comment:

Blue Merchant said...

You're right about Fellaini, especially given what is being asked of him and the role he has to play. Just gets better each game. Wouldn't mind going back to Liege and take another couple.