A fierce,passionate,aggressive final ten minutes of the match implied that it was the World Cup Final that was at stake. However Mata’s goal sparked a bright light in a extremely depart match which saw the blues leap into third place.
Without a shadow of a doubt it was a dominant opening from the blues with the freshness of Demba Ba a contributing factor in our attacks. Chelsea enjoyed the majority of possesiowhich enabled them to create chances. The first of which fell to Demba Ba, David Luiz’s free-kick was flapped by Linderggard and the ball fell kindly to Ba. Unfortunately he could only swing and miss and the chance was gone.
10 minutes later Chelsea were nearly 1-0 up when Oscar produced a moment of individual brilliance. The Brazilian won the ball just outside his own box and he ventured on a menacing run. After running nearly the whole length of the pitch he unleashed a low shot which was turned onto the post by the worried Linderggard.
After that there was a period of comfort for the blues with them dominating the share of possession. The game was re-vived on the 41st minute when a flurry of chances were made. First was made by Luix, he tried to repeat his wonders of midweek by unleashing a magic shot which dragged slightly wide of the goal.
The next fell to RVP who tried to innovatively guide Giggs’ fantastic ball goal words with the outside of his boot, however the ball sailed just wide of the post. Minutes later RVP and Giggs were involved again. This time it was the Flying Dutchman who was the supplier who played a cross forwards the rushing Welshman. Giggs managed to get a good connection with the ball but to his disappointment the ball flew over the bar. 0-0 at half time.
For the majority of the second half the game was a quite affair with neither sides’s opposing any real threat. Despite the introduction of Wayne Rooney, Alex Butnner and Fernando Torres there game was still like a testimonial with the game lacking passion and fire.
We had to wait until the 78th minute until we witnessed a decent opening. Lampard dinked a ball forwards the far post where the rushing Mata came agonizingly close to put Chelsea 1-0 up.
Two minutes later it was United’s turn to attack. Rafael attacked down the right-wing, beating Ashley Cole on his way into the box. All that was required from him was to produce a relatively easy pass to RVP and Fergie would be all smiles however he hit his pass into Ivanovic and fortunately the ball went out of play.
The 85th minute ignited a spell full of passion,fury and heart. It all kicked off when David Luiz fiercely argued a decision that went against him. It was clear to see the ball went out off Giggs despite this the ball was given to United and David Luiz’s passion was present. He certainly tested Webb’s resolve however he showed a credentials of a passionate man who took pride in his club. I’m sure this incident brought a smile to you’re faces in a dran match and it added some life into Chelsea’s team.
Then on the 87th minute every single Chelsea fan spread across the joy leaped up with jubilation when Mata scored. Both sides were culprits of over-playing at times and it looked like the blues did the same thing when counter-attacking. Ramires won the ball from Rooney and ran down the pitch, eventually after a couple of passes and interchanged the ball found itself at the feet of a magician who guided the ball goal words and guided the blues into third place.
If you think the game would then die down you’re wrong. Rafael stupidly was aggressively kicking Luiz’s foot he was all over the Brazilian if truth be told. And when Luiz beat him with a cheeky samba back heel, Rafael lost his nut. He kicked Luiz on the top of his leg and Webb had no choice but to send him off.
So the blues go into the match against Spurs sitting in a third place. Let me know you’re thoughts on the game. KTBFFH!