Carling Cup: Chelski v LFC…

What a game…!

‘Chelsea’s young players struggled to provide a tonic and the pressure has been ratcheted up on Villas-Boas. Dalglish’s smile lit up the Bridge.’

Bellamy provides both goals for Maxi and Kelly and probably dedicates the win to the recently departed Garry Speed.

‘Carroll recovered his poise thereafter, his muscular presence putting the anaemic Fernando Torres to shame in the opposing ranks, as Liverpool steadily exposed the hosts’ brittle confidence.

Dalglish described his striker as “brilliant”. “He worked for the team and was fantastic,” said the manager. “But every one of my players can look at his own performance and be delighted.” Chief among them would be Bellamy. These are difficult times, but there was pride to be had in this display.’

From: http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/nov/29/chelsea-liverpool-carling-cup

5 yellow cards for Chelsea – Maybe 2 other penalties could have been given but Coates tackle and the shove on Carroll weren’t worthy. Romelu Lukaku 44th minute tackle on Lucas – Phil Dowd booked the wrong player!!

Maxi scoring again – the guy is a machine. Technical, quick, strong and great awareness. One of the shortest guys on the pitch but judging modern footballers on height is ridiculous – just look at Barcelona!

Carroll missing penalty(!) but playing well 1st half. he really has to work on his agility and pace and get a bit more creative.

Over the last 3 games, 3 points against Chelsea at the Bridge in the league, a draw against Man City @ Anfield and now a win against Chelsea in the League Cup to go through to the semi-finals! A great run of games and it shows the strength of the squad now. Suarez, Maxi, Bellemy, Lucas and Adam have been immense so far (and they are just the ones who are top of the list) – everyone has worked hard and kept things tight.

Just looking at the bench was the best indication: Skrtel, Adam, Suarez, Downing, Kuyt! The good times are coming back.

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2 thoughts on “Carling Cup: Chelski v LFC…

  1. Two wins in a week at their place is amazing. I remember all the games against Chelsea during the Benitez era and how tight they all were. As you say, if the home results improve we’ll be alright and considering we’re getting results against the big teams, this could bode well, just need to secure wins against the so called smaller teams.

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