Brilliant Blues

by Adam - August 18th, 2009. Filed under: Premier League.

Chelsea put in a fantastic display against Steve Bruce’s Sunderland to really confirm their title intentions.

The final score was 3-1 to Chelsea at the Stadium of Light. Chelsea came from behind as Darren Bent converted Sunderland’s only real chance of the game.


The fact that Sunderland took the lead was a huge shock, especially since it was their first meaningful attack and they had been under a load of pressure from the Chelsea attack. Darren Bent slotted home from 12 yards after the ball broke to him in the penalty area. Football, what a game eh?


Before and after the goal it was constant pressure piled on to the Sunderland defense and they did really well to stop Chelsea scoring before half-time, which would have given Bruce and the fans a hope of lasting another 45 minutes.


It was inevitable that Chelsea would score and in the 52nd minute Michael Ballack slid in a flick on from Ivanovic.

Ballack celebrates after scoring the equaliser

Ballack celebrates after scoring the equaliser

The goal deflated Sunderland and Chelsea’s second came from the spot just 9 minutes after the first. Frank Lampard converted the spot kick after Didier Drogba was brought down in the area.

Chelsea’s scoring was rounded off by a fabulous goal by Portugese play maker Deco. The move started with Petr Cech and a succsession of passes through the defense and midfield found the ball at Deco’s feet. Hopped away from a defender and exquisitly placed a shot into the corner coming off of the far post.

Sunderland shouldn’t be complaining, where they want to be in the leaugue will not depend on how they do against teams like Chelsea and they did well. Scoring against one of the best goalkeepers in the world in just one move and keeping out a very strong Chelsea attack for 45 minutes.

Chelsea ofcourse will be happiest with the result but not only the result, the performance justified why they are tipped as the favourites. Crisp passing, lovely movement and plenty of chances.

A slight cause for concern for Ancelloti’s men though is the fact that they went behind again for the third game in a row, counting the Charity shield game against Manchester United.

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