Monday, October 03, 2005

Liverpool 1 - 4 Chelsea

Chelsea Thrash Reds

Today I decided to support Chelsea. Why? For 2 reasons.

1)I like Jose Mourinho. Despite his arrogant comments, you have to say that he's been able to back it all up with results.

2)I don't know about other Man Utd supporters, but I personally hate Liverpool more. Like Ferguson said, the biggest rivalry is between Liverpool and Man Utd. So of course I'd rather see Liverpool crash.

Besides, it's been irritating me lately how the media have been hailing Liverpool as the team to beat and match Chelsea when in 6 games they've only beat them once; and we all know that that goal shouldn't have counted. You might reason back that most of the recent games were draws, but since when did drawing games count as a victory? If only, it just goes to show much Liverpool are behind Chelsea.

Perhaps like my friend, a Newcastle fan said, "Looks like Newcastle are the only ones who can beat Chelsea this season." And he may be right, since Newcastle did indeed beat Chelsea in the FA Cup last season.

Sure, today's loss hurt Liverpool, but what made it sting even more was in the manner that they were trashed at home.

Watching the match, Liverpool's inadequacies were clearly seen. Like I've told many people, Peter Crouch just isn't good enough for Liverpool. Sure, he may fit in with Benitez's new long ball tactic, but how many goals has he scored so far? Comparing him to Drogba, at least Drogba has more skill, pace and agility than Crouch.

And once again, Traore was the guy who started Liverpool's downfall. The penalty was not only clumsy, but stupid. His failed clearance might have been unlucky, but after that Drogba was dribbling to the byline. Why not block the cross instead of sliding in? He shouldn't have panicked. After all, Drogba the target man was the one with the ball. He would only have to worry about Lampard coming in, which Hyypia and Carragher should have been able to deal with. Come on Traore, sliding in without even touching the ball, that's just poor.

"Wah lau, he cut the grass, he cut the man, but never cut the ball. Stupid sia."

Towards the end, as Benitez changed tactics with his substitutions, Mourinho did the same, nullifying any chance of a Liverpool comeback. When Benitez brought in Pongolle for Hyypia, he brought in Geremi for Duff. When Cisse came on for Traore, he put in another centre back by bringing in Huth.

So even as Chelsea start running away with the title again, you really can't blame them. What do you expect? That they would lose on purpose just to make the league exciting for you? If anything, it's the other teams who have to start stepping up their game to challenge Chelsea.


Blogger kachuaz said...

who cares abt the greatest rivalry with liverpool.

the past is forgotten. the present is now.

i only care abt the rivalry now.

glory glory man united.

hell with the Blues

8:05 AM  
Anonymous vivin said...

I sure think that winning the Champions League is no small task....and you cant argue regarding the goal they scored versus the blues....Liverpool is a formidable team... and Gerrard is the star.....Lets see how the Manu Liverpool match turns out to be.....Manu is gonna hv a tough time

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Donavon said...

I wanted to see liverpool fall becuz of how the newpaper kpkb abt Steven Gerrard FC matching chelsea and stuff. MATCH MY FOOT AR! BRING BACK EDWIN YEO TO SPORTS COLUMN. Actually i think i hate the newpaper more.

10:53 PM  
Blogger kachuaz said...

edwin yeo is no longer doing the sports column?

good riddance. HA.

never brin him back. a fella who only knows how to diss man utd.


11:14 PM  
Blogger Zhe Bin said...

I'm a Man Utd fan too. But I hate ARSEnal to the extent of.. No limits! I so want to see them end up in lower mid-table every season.. but..

3:56 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Kachuaz: I still hate Liverpool more than Chelsea. Hahaha. Edwin Yeo is only good at talking cock. I like his column in the sunday new paper.

Vivin: I agree. Winning the Champions League was no small task. But I can definitely argue the goal that Garcia scored because it was such a crucial one. I just think they'll end up like Porto. And yeah, Gerrard is a star, but he's the only one in the team, if you think of it.

Donavon: PRECISELY. I read also sian. Liverpool where got as good as Chelsea?

4:10 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Zhe Bin: I hate Arsenal too. But they're on the same level of hate as Liverpool. Hahaha.

12:29 AM  
Anonymous stoned.nerd said...

sorry im late. but lets laugh at liverpool... !!

10:47 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Stoned Nerd. Indeed! Hahahaha!

4:19 AM  

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