Saturday, 29 January 2011

Match Review - Everton vs Chelsea FA Cup

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    In recent season no trip to Goodison Park has been match in a pocket for Chelsea considering the game Toffees have played against us. So depite the current cup holders and league winners today's trip was no exception to that.

    Both teams started the game steadily without taking any risks and took many first half's opening minutes to judge each others' game. Few good chances from either side in first half were entertaining and enough of proof what this match will be. Drogba and Anelka came close to score on couple of occasions but were denied by strong back-line of Everton defence.

    Second half started with good tempo and both sides looked closer and closer to break the dead lock and game was on the peek on entertainment when Luis Saha who has always liked to scored against Chelsea scored a very good header on corner kick. Saha cleverly managed to beat his marker, Terry with false run and found enough space to put the ball back of the net. and after the goal many Chelsea fans would have started to feel that we might be on our way home in just the fourth round. but the players had something different in mind. 
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    On Everton's corner we broke on counter attack with full throttle and Kalou the substitute wonder scored spectacular goal from the right hand side of the box.

    Momentum was again in Chelsea's hand but we couldn't get most out of it and in last 10 minutes it more looked like we are going to settle for a draw and will invite Everton to Stamford Bridge for replay.

    Everton have always been a very tough opposition for Chelsea and hence going out to Goodison Park and coming out with a draw after going goal down is good result for us but the reply will be even tougher. Despite that home support will be on our side and we should expect beating them in replay.

    I would like to reserve some special space for our new player Ramires who is improving match after match and seems to be very well getting used to English game. After his first goal for the club on Monday night he surely has got the confidence and to go forward and try for goal as suggested by his powerful kick from way out of box. but sadly the ball hit the post and went out, otherwise that would have been spectacular goal fr young Brazilian. His tremendous work rate is admirable and deserves a praise for that.

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