Another disappointing night.
There were of course some positives. The defence and Mikel looked very solid.
Rosicky was the best player on the field.
Ok, now I’m struggling.
Chelsea set up to stifle us and nick a goal. We knew that was what they would do and it was up to us to produce an answer. We didn’t.
We should have had a penalty when Theo was taken down in the box with Mike Dean 5 yards away with an unobstructed view. It was a shocking decision. The incident should not have taken place however, because the game should have been stopped while John Obi Mikel was sent off for a horror tackle on Mikel Arteta. He never even got a yellow, another shocking decision.
Giroud had two good chances to score in the final 5 minutes but failed to convert. Neither were easy, but that was our chance to win.
Anyway, a point leaves us on level points with Liverpool and second only on goal difference. This time last year, we were 4th and 13 points away from league leaders Man United. That’s a hell of a step forward, and I predict if we win our next 2 games at West Ham and Newcastle, we’ll be leaders at the halfway point.
Its a great position to be in with Podolski ,Santi and Theo all fit and fresh, thats a lot of goals and assists to come back in.
Lets see if Santa brings us a player in January.
We would have taken this position all day back in August.
Up the Arse.