Oh Guzan, yet again.
You’d have thought he’d have learned his lesson, but no, he passes it out again to a defender who’s not in a safe position.
I do have some sympathy with those who thought that Lescott should have controlled it better, but there’s no denying it was basically Guzan’s fault.
It was a setback, but I felt we were still well in the game.
We hadn’t been troubled much at the back, the midfield were holding their own and we were basically doing ok.
Indeed, we probably looked the better side, although we never really threatened.
The second goal though was just downright unlucky.
Costa put the ball across the goal and it hit Hutton’s rear ankle and ballooned in, leaving Guzan no chance of saving it.
Costa didn’t even celebrate, which says a lot.
Them’s the breaks though and we just aren’t getting any, it seems.
Once it was 2-0, it was game over, although I totally expected Mourhino to park the bus.
He didn’t, which only backs up my thoughts that we carry no threat whatsoever.
The main point about today is that we set up reasonably well, which is where Tim Sherwood has been criticized most lately.
I could question why Gestede started, as I don’t think it was his sort of game today, a point that you could say was proved. Yes, he had a chance in the first half, where a better striker would have scored, but that apart, I felt he was mostly ineffective.
Richardson for Amavi was one that surprised me though, but fair’s fair he didn’t do much wrong. Just the same as he didn’t do much at all.
The problem about today is that we created no serious threat.
We never seriously looked like scoring, but neither did Chelsea, their gifts apart.
Grealish played well, but ultimately achieved little and that probably sums the game up.
But I really can’t criticize Sherwood today at all.
It’ll be interesting to see how the press see things, as in my opinion Chelsea were as average as us and a fair result would have been 0-0.
Oh well, at least it wasn’t the whupping many of us thought it might be.