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Chelsea 3 - Wolves 0

Premier League

Stamford Bridge

26th November

Attendance: 41,648

Referee: Lee Mason

Chelsea
3 - 0
Wolves
John Terry 7, Daniel Sturridge 29, Juan Mata 45
 
 
Venue: Stamford Bridge
 
Attendance: 41,648
The Teams
Petr Cech
 
 
 
Wayne Hennessey
 
 
Branislav Ivanovic
 
 
77
 
Ronald Zubar
 
 
75
David Luiz
 
 
 
Christophe Berra
 
 
John Terry
 
 
 
Roger Johnson
 
 
Ashley Cole
 
 
 
George Elokobi
 
 
Ramires
 
 
 
Matthew Jarvis
 
 
Raul Meireles
 
 
70
 
Karl Henry
 
 
Oriol Romeu
 
 
 
Nenad Milijas
 
 
38
Juan Mata
 
 
 
Stephen Ward
 
 
Daniel Sturridge
 
 
 
David Edwards
 
 
Didier Drogba
 
 
77
 
Steven Fletcher
 
 
83
Substitutes
Ross Turnbull
 
 
 
Dorus De Vries
 
 
Frank Lampard
 
 
70
 
Jody Craddock
 
 
Fernando Torres
 
 
77
 
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
 
 
38
Mikel
 
 
 
Adam Hammill
 
 
Florent Malouda
 
 
 
Matt Doherty
 
 
Jose Bosingwa
 
 
77
 
Adlene Guedioura
 
 
83
Salomon Kalou
 
 
 
Anthony Forde
 
 
75
Game Statistics
17
Goal Attempts
7
11
On Target
2
9
Corners
2
10
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
59
%
41




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Writer: Akela Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 26 2011

Time: 6:34PM

Your Comments

I can't write a report because I've overdone it with the typing since coming out of hospital. I would only be repeating myself anyway: a stupid mistake leading to a goal; a porous defence, easily turned and incapable of defending set pieces; and a lack of knowledge of the opposition goal ... oh, and another masterful display by WH, who prevented us going down by a cricket score. We may have been playing Chelsea but, if we can't get the basics right, every team will beat us.
Southbank60
SB since we came up we have never got the basics right and once again MM comes on and says we shot are selfs in the foot this has been happening for 2and a half seasons. When will the guy realise the defence is shocking the midfield is not much better when he plays Ward on the left and puts Elokobi at left back Guedioura must have went right down the pecking order.Saying that Milijas is not much better these so called PL players are not good enough and should be sold in jan and get some players who can play and no more of MMs excuses come on january.
kiawolves
A first-half drubbing followed by a scoreless second half, of which I decided to spare myself the agony. What chances of a half-time AVB-MM entente cordiale on a status quo about the scoreline.. Chelsea having all but bagged the points and not wrecking WW's negative goal difference further???
lovesW
After witnessing my first Live Televised Abortion on Saturday I honestly dont know where we go from here. There isnt enough time or space available to write all that is wrong with this club right now. Forget that it was chelsea we were playing, it could have been Shrewsbury or Grimsby there was no way that abject performance was taking any points away with it. We are nothing less than comical and we have that muppet to thank for all of it. the team selection, the ineptitude in the transfer, the fact that we are, undoubtedly the WORST side in this division.
AdMant
At the moment I can see no way forward. Saturday's performance was abysmal and yet there is no sign from MM and the management that they have grasped the extent of the problem the club faces. And January will not solve the crisis. It now looks like I will not be able to return to Molineux for the Sunderland game, having been banned from making long journeys, but at least I will not be throwing away the train fare on top of the cost of my season ticket. I will not desert WW - and will renew my season ticket next year even if we do go down - but I would like a run for my money. Never mind the lack of skill, where was the shift?
Southbank60
I was the same as lovesW did'nt watch the second half,went out got mullered.Something has got to happen next Sunday,Bruce or Merlin?whoever loses I think they are finished and Coco can pick his p45 up as well.At the very least bring in another coach/assistant to see if they can help turn it around.
Crete Wolf
I dont think there is any question that we are going down, it would require some kind of almighty collapse of THREE other teams to save us - something we've sadly had to rely on the past 2 seasons... Thing is, mccarthy is then a good bet to get us straight back up again - but do we then keep him on, knowing that he is completely out of his depth at this level ? I say no. The Wolves board however have other ideas.
AdMant
I only hope that, if we do go down, MM does the honourable thing and resigns (though I expect he would be pushed). I also think that he should resign, even if we manage to survive, as he is clearly out of his depth in the PL. Personally, I think he's blown it already. The happy clappers will point to the fact that he has kept us in the top flight for two seasons and therefore is up to the job. I disagree, believing that we lucky in both seasons. In the first one, in effect, we only had to end up higher than one other team and last year we squeaked by with less than three minutes to go. And the team played like a team, occasionally played well and put in a shift. This year has been a shambles, without direction off the pitch and without a clue on it. Alarm bells should have been ringing at the end of last season but, between them, MM and the management buried their heads in the sand and refused to spend the amount needed to ensure our continuing presence in the PL. And they call us numpties? I shouldn't be writing as it hurts my neck - and I don't want to write in this vein- but I have to add my voice to the protest. MM cannot get us out of this mess and the sooner he goes the better or he'll undo all the goodwill I and others feel towards him for getting us into the PL in the first place.
Southbank60
Easy everyone - WW won't be going down, not with a manager who has the experience of relegation scrambles of two full seasons now, and counting... lucky last season, as has been pointed out, and lucky again in this one; really, if we see with our eyes, not with our hearts, the Fulham win was only a consequence of their being knackered after the midweek Europa Cup match. They just were not there. So, taking that into account, and balancing somewhat by the probably deserved but unobtained point against Newcastle, the points tally should be 9, that is, bottom three in the PL. I am however confident that MM will do it again this time around .....and next year, and the next after that, and that is precisely what I am not looking forward to. The way beyond survival is in the hands on one man alone, and it is impossible that he is unaware of all that is being said here, even without it being said here. Indeed, he must know much more about it than we do and than we could ever do.
lovesW
Ever the optimist, lovesW: if you offered me survival now, I would bite your hand off. But how much closer can we get to the drop without going down? By my reckoning it's about 149 seconds.
Southbank60
Lovesw we will only avoid the drop if we buy in Jan we need to sell NM been given the chane like everyone wanted but failed to deliver AG is another one looses the ball to often or shoots from any where on the pitch which go no where near the goal. Elokobi should not get any where near the first team plus add Vokes and Keogh and buy some decent players theirs probabley a lot more but would take to long to mention SM needs to put his hand in his pocket or we are doomed.
kiawolves
I personally feel that we have gone backwards, especially in defence. For me the inclusion of Roger Johnson in the team has done nothing but expose the lack of pace and awful positional sense of both centre backs. Whatsmore, any player with decent dribbling skills and a bit of pace running at either one of these two obviously frightens the life out of them. No doubt they are committed but they lack assurance and quality. For me, our wingers are our best assets and we should focus on a counter-attcking system that allows for our forwards to actually be in the box when a cross arrives. Accept the fact that we leak goals aplenty and focus on scoring more than the other team. The Sunderland game is one which we must turn up for, Mrs Tasty has already pressed my lucky pants in preparation. UTW!!
BIG TASTY
You're right, Big Tasty: remember WBA and Shane Long? I hope our lads have their lucky pants on against Sunderland ... but do they have the balls to fill them?
Southbank60
Let us see the whole picture. Up until some time ago, it was the players who were coming under fire. Now it is the manager too. Where exactly lie the causes for the recent poor performances, to say the least ? If the players are up to standard, then the fault will lie with the manager; if they are not, then it will take a master tactician to obtain results with mediocre players - one Otto Rehagel did just that with Greece in '04, but even then, success with such methods, and methods is the word, is no guarantee of worldwide acclaim, in this case, not even of national acclaim, for the DFB would not even consider him as their national coach when they desperately needed one. They wanted football, not the negation of it. A Matt Busby could well tell his wonders: go out and enjoy yourselves; the rest must be as good as the players under their charge are bad. So where do WW stand? I mean this as a sincere question. Judging by the comments to this and previous articles, it would seem they need a general overhaul- players, manager, CEO. Only the Chairman has been spared. And only thus far.
lovesW
As the squad has been assembled by MM, it's his fault if the players are not good enough, especially if he refused money to buy better ones. His bizarre selection policy, tactical naivety and inability to get his players to perform the basics adequately haven't helped either.
Southbank60
SB
kiawolves
A rather cryptic comment, Kiawolves!
Southbank60
SB sorry computer went all funny ment to say agreed with what you say IT IS MMs fault but he doesnt seem to grasp the seriousness of the problem like i said before its just the same old story we shot are selfs in the foot hes now being saying this for 2 and a half seasons when will he learn some of these players are not good enough and stop making excuses for them.
kiawolves
 

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