Skip to main content

Chelsea Lost But All Is Not

I've had some time to mull things over, and I've finally come to terms with what happened. Chelsea lost. I can't even... Chelsea lost! My geezer heart is bleeding.

 I think I'm a bit of a spoiled fan, or maybe this is just normal... It seems that after one of the teams I'm fond of has a particularly good run, the first reality check of a loss is devastating. To make matters worse, I wrote a post all about how this December didn't have to be the end for Chelsea. I even tried to prove statistically how unlikely that was. And now this.

Mind you, I have not watched the game. I've been out of town for far too long, and I've been very busy. Although the hotel I was in had WiFi, I was disconnected from internet and television during the match. I only caught the last two minutes of extra time. In other words, all my knowledge of the game originates from Twitter.
Nevertheless, I have a few (quite possibly unfounded) opinions:

This shows just how crucial Nemanja Matic is. The only way a struggling team like Newscastle can slip two past a (supposedly) invincible Chelsea is if there is a gaping Matic sized hole in the defence.

A part of me asks, why couldn't Diego Costa, who I'm absolutely in love with, Fabregas, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Drogba or anyone else for that matter have score just one more goal? Yet there's another part of me that knows what I saw. If only for two minutes, I saw Chelsea desperately trying to score... and getting blocked every time. Maybe it was too little too late, but I'd like to side with Mourinho in saying that “the best team lost”.

While the rest of the world pokes fun, I'll be here wondering why and desperately hoping never again.

 Ah well. If Chelsea is at the top of the table and the first loss has come at this late point in the season, the club isn’t doing bad at all. Roll on my beloved boys in blue. I hope you absolutely rattle the opposing side's net with a plethora of glorious goals next time!

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
Please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DIFERENÇAS ENTRE O FUTEBOL EUROPEU E O FUTEBOL BRASILEIRO

por Hugo Haacke

Começando na Europa e se espalhando pelo mundo, hoje, o futebol é o esporte coletivo mais praticado em todo o mundo. Tendo objetivos e regras iguais, o futebol se diferencia de lugar para lugar na sua forma de jogar, torcer e gerenciar. Entre a Europa e a América Latina, onde o futebol é mais popular, há significantes diferenças, tendo como principal referência nesse continente, o Brasil, o país do futebol. A primeira diferença e mais perceptível é a tática e a forma de jogar. No futebol europeu, a velocidade durante a partida inteira é algo natural. Há também características gerais como o costume de manter a linha de quatro no meio de campo e, a estratégia de recomposição do time inteiro, o jogo mais centrado, objetivo e calculado. Já o futebol brasileiro, conforme o tempo passa, os técnicos vêm aproximando a tática de seus times ao futebol europeu – principalmente depois da copa de 1982. Mas em sua essência, o futebol brasileiro sempre se caracterizou por lances com dri…

Kaleemullah Khan's Story

by Meesha Imran

Kaleemullah Khan is a Pakistani footballer who was born in Chaman, Pakistan on September 20th, 1992 and currently plays as a striker for Tulsa Roughnecks FC. 
His international career began when he signed a five-month contract with a club in Kyrgyzstan named FC Dordoi. His performance was so exceptional that the club offered him a two-year contract worth Rs10 million. Khan was named Player of the Year soon after he finished as the highest scorer in the league and also won the Kyrgyz Cup and Super Cup.

All of these early accolades prompted immediate interest and there were invitations for trials from China and Iceland, although his agents had something else in mind. They arranged a one-month trial with USL side Sacramento Republic FC. The USL club put forth a condition; in order for Kaleem to complete the trial, he had to rescind his contract with Dordoi. 

On the first day of his try-out, he twisted his ankle and was advised to rest for a week. Although thoughts of return…

USL 2018 Roster Moves

by Marissa Blackman

Last Updated on 3/16/18 at 6:34 PM EST

This is a running tab of all the roster additions and subtractions for USL clubs.

I will update this list periodically. An asterisk next to a player's name indicates that the player is on loan from another club.
All updates are based on official announcements from each club.

Atlanta United 2
AJ Cochran
Diego Lopez
Jack Metcalf
Yosef Samuel
Shawn Nicklaw
Gaston Cardozo
Brian Gambarte
Nicolaus Caraux
Kevin Barajas
Paul Christensen
Laurent Kissiedou
Andrew Kendall-Moulin
Bethlehem Steel FC
Matthew Mahoney
Chris Nanco
Santi Moar
James Chambers
Brandon Aubrey
Omar Holness
Brandon Allen
Olivier Mbaizo
Aidan Apodaca
AJ Paterson
Prosper Chiluya
Mika Catalano
Drew Skundrich
Charleston Battery
Taylor Mueller
Kotaro Higashi
Quinton Griffith
Skylar Thomas
Tah Brain Anunga
Joe Kuzminsky
Jarad van Schaik
Neveal Hackshaw
Ataulla Guerra
Ian Svantesson
Nico Rittmeyer
Jay Bolt
Ryan Arambula
Odisnel Cooper
Victor Mansaray
Vincenzo Candela
Charlot…