Chelsea full-time report and player ratings – Humiliated … yet again!
Written by Chris on May 10, 2009 22:52
I would be foolish and disrespectful towards you readers if I write my usual full time match report as you guys are intelligent enough to judge a game like this. Just when you think Wenger reached the peak of his stubborness, there he goes again with Diaby in the line-up, on the left, rather than picking Carlos Vela for the job. As if that was not enough, poor Carlos wasn’t even on the bench. No idea why, but considering the type of game we witnessed, we could have easily scored one if not two had the Mexican started.
Having more possession and maybe more goal opportunities means nothing when you’re so wasteful in front of goal and so awful at the back. It’s been a tough week for all of us, very tough and coming up is an away this to Old Trafford next week. Usually I would be looking forward to such an exciting game, but this time, I don’t really know what to look forward to.
Fabianski: 4 – Sometimes he’s brilliant, sometimes he’s not and when he’s not, he’s awful, just like today.
Gibbs: 7,5 – Glad to see the youngster recovering well from the Manchester United slip, man of the match for us.
Silvestre: 4 – This was the answer to the centre-back problem provided by Wenger this season.
Toure: 5 – Let’s face it, poor Kolo cannot do much when his partner is Silvestre. The Ivory Coast International was back strong with Gallas but after Billy’s injury, he faded away.
Sagna: 6 – One of the few who convinced, did well both at the back and when coming forward.
Song: 6 – Gave it all, was not shy to challenge the likes of Mikel and Essien but faded away as the match progressed.
Fabregas: 5 – Commentator said he’s too young to captain this Arsenal side. I’m afraid he’s right.
Nasri: 6 – The experiment of playing him in a more central role failed miserably, just look at the way he let Anelka go.
Walcott: 5 – Can’t deny he’s one of the best in terms of pace and timing of his runs but goodness me he always fails to deliver when it’s time to produce the final pass or shot.
Diaby: 3 – Again.
Van Persie: 5 – All the magic which we so much enjoyed months ago seems to be gone.
Bentdner: 7 – Showing what it means to actually fight and try.
Adebayor: 5 – Showing what it means NOT to fight and try.
Denilson: 5 – Nothing new from the Brasilian.