Chelsea win billionaires battle at the bridge

It was another super Sunday in England when money bags traded tackles at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge ground in London. Roman Abramovich London blues entertained Sir Alex Ferguson’s rich noisy neighbours from the Eastlands. It was a game which had so much for both teams and their managers respectively. Carlo Ancelotti’s future would be decided in May based on his teams performance all round the season while anything short of a top four finish would culminate Roberto Mancini’s City career.
Chelsea still harbour faint hopes of retaining their title so they had to play with an attacking approach while Manchester City decided to approach the game with caution like Mancio has done in all big games this season. Interestingly, City started the game brightly with David Silva and Yaya Toure trying to impose themselves on the game. Chelsea grew into the game gradually but neither side broke the deadlock at halftime. Ancelotti opted his game plan midway through the second half when Didier Drogba replaced “yet to score” Fernando Torres while Anelka came on for Malouda. It was an inspired sub as Drogba justified his presence when his freekick cross was headed home by an excellent David Luiz who was having an outstanding game. City were forced to change their approach but suffered a second goal when Ramires skipped past two defenders before finishing well past helpless Joe Hart.
At the final whistle, Chelsea fans raised their voices to the high heavens singing and praising David Luiz…..even Roman(Abramovich) was caught celebrating excitedly. Ancelotti finally got one over Manchester City in four attempts and in the process leap frog them on the log to third position….four points adrift Arsenal and nine behind Manchester United with a game in hand.
Manchester City seems to always run out of steam or ideas when they play the BIG BOYS in the league with just one win this season over Chelsea and non against Manchester United and Arsenal…..Is Mancio’s cautious approach good enough for City to make the Top Four come end of season? With Tottenham knocking……… Jose Mourinho maybe waiting in the wings.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by kastro on March 23, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    nice one baba, shows football is more than buying players and hoping for success

    Reply

    • I agree with you kastro. Football administrators should realize that no club can turn their fortune from mediocrity to greatness in a short span.

      Reply

      • Posted by Tunde I. on March 29, 2011 at 2:59 pm

        Chelsea did transform within a couple of years…. the only reason they did not win the league in the first year was that Arsenal was untouchable that year

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