Thursday, 9 December 2010
Rough justice? Chelsea had a number of penalty appeals turned down. In general, things didn't really go our way. That being said, we didn't deserve any more than a point and can't complain about going home empty handed. Brandao slotted home the winner from Taiwo's deflected cross, with just nine minutes remaining.
A win at the Stade Vélodrome would have done wonders for the team's confidence. But it was another stuttering performance, where we squandered possession before a move built up any momentum. Despite having most of the ball, 56 per cent, Chelsea didn't do much with it - penalty appeals aside.
Marseille had a goal disallowed just before half-time, and Brandao's winner was just one of three shots on target. Yet Marseille were far more threatening and used the ball well. On the subject of using the ball well, one of the few positives that could be taken from the game was McEachran's steady performance.