Villa – Chelsea Preview; I’m scared!

Or am I?

Let’s face it, after the shoeing we got from Arsenal last week, we’re not exactly favourites to win this one are we?
Many of us have predicted another hammering, with some even predicting double figure goals on Chelsea’s part.
I have a sneaky feeling that won’t happen though and there will only be a goal or two in it.
Not that I’m expecting us to win, because it really wouldn’t surprise me if we fail to score yet again.

What’ll be more important is if Lambert doesn’t attempt the same ridiculous tactics that he did last week.
And I don’t think he will, hence I don’t see that many goals.

Another capitulation, as we saw last week though, would surely have the fans calling for Lambert’s head.
Wouldn’t it?????
But even then, it’s possibly already too late for a change, a view that I suspect is exactly how the club’s hierarchy think. Lambert’s staying, whether we like it or not.

For me, the truth is I never expected anything from the Arsenal game or this one, so losing won’t quite be that much of a big deal. It was just the manner of last weeks defeat that wound me up so much.
That said, Jose has never beaten us at Villa Park and losing that record would be disappointing in yet another season of disappointment.

Squad news then and Vlaar has recovered from his knee injury.
Will he come straight back in? I’d expect so, personally.
I’d also expect Sinclair to start.
Joe Cole is fit again too and it’ll be interesting to see if he gets a start after last week’s midfield shambles. I personally don’t think he will, but I think Lambert might bring him on later, depending how the game’s going.

Chelsea have Fabregas fit again and Juan Cuadrado is expected to make his debut.
Costa is banned and Luis has a calf strain; not that it makes much difference with Chelsea’s squad.

Prediction?

1-2, with the hope that we can just get a goal.

I actually think that’s pretty optimistic!

84 Comments

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  1. Tekkers48 February 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    Rejoice rejoice we scored a goal !!!! Glad to get that monkey off our backs. Fuck the result. We where never going to win this game given our current form.

  2. bencey83 February 7, 2015 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    At least we scored!!!!

  3. bencey83 February 7, 2015 at 4:59 pm . Reply

    Form doesn’t really count for much in football. You should play every game as if it is a cup final and believe you’re capable of winning, in my opinion. If you think you can’t win, you’re right!!!

  4. bencey83 February 7, 2015 at 5:02 pm . Reply

    Other results haven’t turned out too badly. A point to day would have been massive! Oh well!

  5. Andrew February 7, 2015 at 5:11 pm . Reply

    Bringing on Benteke was useless but I really am feeling bad for him. It’s like he’s supposed to move between CB’s and they lump the ball to him, but then that’s it. Benteke can’t win the header and bring it down to himself, that’s not how it works and it doesn’t even seem like Lambert wants players around him for when he does win it. Benteke clearly doesn’t fit the way the Villa players want to play. We work so much better with smaller, fast, and players who can move/make runs. None of which Benteke adds.

    1. OriginalLondonLion February 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm . Reply

      That is how it looked today Andrew, but the choice of where to stand is the centre forward’s. In the extreme – and Didier Drogba is exactly one CF who did this at Chelsea in his first spell – the CF can go and stand on the wing if he does not like the balls into the centre. Benteke does not seem interested now.

      Villa were quite good today. There was so much going on at Chelsea’s winner I need to see it again in slow mo. Our defence seemed to panic after one player miskicked a clearance. That apart we made Chelsea look ordinary unless Hazard or Oscar was in possession.

      I think Sanchez should be back, it was the absence of players behind him that caused his miserable display at Arsenal, and today Sissoko returned to stiffen the defence.

  6. pat57 February 7, 2015 at 5:18 pm . Reply

    Just shows how bad we’ve become when we’re almost happy with losing just because we’ve scored a goal.

    Used to be that on any given Saturday Villa would be in with a shout of beating anyone, even Chelski. Just tired and fed up of what’s going on at VP these days.

  7. Jay Dee February 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm . Reply

    Hull game enormous Lambert out

  8. Jay Dee February 7, 2015 at 5:21 pm . Reply

    Sick and tired of losing,making do and our chairman trying to lower the supporters expectations to suit his own pocket.Lerner go shove your head in a shitty toilet and lick the water cuz that’s all your worth..

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