Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Match Preview - Chelsea Vs. Marseille


    Time to Stick to the Plan

    Surely made has kept itself busy for last few suggesting that we have suffered two back to back defeats, dropped points for the first time this season and injury to Lampard has affected Chelsea's performance. and who can blame them for such type of comments, afterall they have taken the oath to write anti-Chelsea stuff. but now is the time to leave behind those the critics and make the mark in coming two matches in this week.


    Tonight's opponents are champions from France, Marseille managed by former Chelsea player Didier Deschamps who will be returning to the Stamford Bridge for the second time as a manager, being previously visited as a manager of a Monaco. Marseille are very good side and it will be challenging to beat them. They have very balanced team and possess the quality throughout the field.

     Talking about our team, our back 5 will all be there and hence there will be no problems regarding uncertainty in that area, though defenders must have learn that we expose ourselves too much at the back while going forward and teams with strong counteracting abilities will make no excuse of taking the advantage of such vulnerability, proven by Manchester City on Saturday. but I am pretty sure that manager and the staff must have come up with a solution for that.

    Midfield will consist of Essien, Mikel and Ramires once again. What I feel from last few games is that Ramires is lacking a communication with other twos while passing the ball and hence we are lacking synchronization between them a bit but considering that Ramires is new to the team its quite understandable and hence for that we must concentrate more on midfielder passing today and should not dispossess the ball.

Stamford Bridge, Chelsea v West Bromwich Albion, Premier League 14/08/2010 Nicolas Anelka of Chelsea in action Photo Marc Atkins Fotosports International Photo via Newscom
Leading The Attack

    There will be a little bit of a problem at the front three as there will be no Drogba as well as no Kalou so Anelka will lead upfront and Malouda will be at the left flank. Whether Sturridge will start or Kakuta remains to be question. We all regard both Kakuta and Sturridge very highly and no doubt that they have such quality to admire about but the thing is that both these players try to make impression on viewers instead of playing with their nature game and they mutation stop doing this and if they do they will prove to be real gem of Chelsea.

    All in all what we can say is that instead of having an emphatic win or anything such, we must go on the field to enjoy the game and remain stuck to the gameplan and then everything will be back to the normal.

     And all those Chelsea fans who are disappointed with two defeats last week and have started to blame like anything, I request them to check where their heart lies actually cause when you support a team you must be there when your club lose and then only you should celebrate when we win.

    Player to Watch - Anelka
    Prediction - 1- 0