posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 03:49 PM
Yip.... the pitch was in bad nick, the middle of the park was a joke. Noticed in the first 10/20 minutes the ball didnt go near there. But in the past
weeks too, the pitch has just looked terrible
I thought that too to be honest about Valente, i remember him playing for Mourinho at Porto and thought he was a good left back. I think Everton got
him for peanuts too.
You could see Beattie was trying to hold the ball up, but up against like Terry, and with Essien coming back and winning the ball from the anchor
midfield position he didnt stand much of a chance. Seen a bit of terrible control from him though. I dont rate the guy
Huth had a good game, but i dont think hes Chelsea class. Looks a bit slow. Think he will be off when they move for a more classy young defender which
i think will happen.
I liked Chelseas 3rd goal, Crespo is really good at getting there and scoring. But like you say, they must have been training at that one.
Thought Robben and Terry took there goals well, and that Lampard scored a good penalty, right in the corner.
Artete is an alright player, nothing great. Dont think he likes phyiscal battles