philipl Posted March 16, 2010 Share Posted March 16, 2010 So all we have to do is play like Inter Milan and collect the three points on offer at Ewood this Sunday- simples... Actually, all we need is our Expert to have a bit of the Special One rub off on him. There is no doubt that Mourinho set up Inter superbly to beat Chelsea this evening and he got his tactics absolutely spot on. In fact Chelsea were distinctly fortunate only to lose by on goal tonight. Is Ancelotti up for motivating his players to give us a spanking at Ewood? No doubt Abramovich's reaction to be being doubled over by the boss he fired will have given Ancelotti enough oomph to communicate itself through to the players so that is not going to helpRovers' cause any nor did the Chelski wonders do themselves any new mischief or injury tonight. That said, Chelsea on Sunday are not the same powerhouse that was surging irresistibly to the title just a few weeks ago. No Cech, no Cashley, no Essien and Zhirkov the Rovers supporter in the side... Turnbull is no slouch as a keeper and Abramovich's millions ensure there is more than adequate cover all over the pitch. Rovers, meanwhilst are Robbo less, no Grella presumably, Dunn and Emerton looking out of form, Jacobson and Nelsen perhaps still missing and generally not really firing on all cylenders. Thomas the Tank engine Salgado will presumably continue at right back and "I saw no Pavlyuchenko" Chimbonda at left back whilst Jason Brown will get an early chance to make amends for getting everything except his body behind the ball at WHL last weekend. Make no bones about it, Rovers have a decent chance of returning to normal service against Chelsea pre-Mourinho and beating this lot. All we need is the defence not to spectacularly mess-up and take the odd goal scoring opportunity ourselves when it comes along. Well make that Rovers have no chance then.... Much as I'd love to see Terry, Lampard et al surrounding the ref, tears of supplication and howls of anguished complaint at the final whistle, it is not going to happen is it? However, it is important that Rovers put up a spirited performance and get in amongst the Chelski players. The crowd will need distracting from their songs about the bonking proclivities of the odd (and they are odd) Englishmen to be found amongst the Chelsea ungelded players and spirits raised for the fun to come later this month. Chelski are very much a second billing warm-up act to the Dingle Derby. Here's hoping they read the script. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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