Well, I never thought I would come away that disappointed from Stamford Bridge after losing 1-0 away to Chelsea. Not because we were out classed or our players didn’t give their all, in fact it was the complete opposite. We huffed and puffed but we just couldn’t take one of at least 4 exceptional chances that came our way and against the bigger teams if you want something from the game then you have to. I thought we totally bossed the second half, out playing them all over the pitch.
McClean was brilliant in the second half as he seen very little of the ball in the first half although he must be wondering how he managed to put that chance wide in the first half and miss the one in the second. Ashley Cole will be having nightmares about Sessegnon as everytime ‘Sess’ ran at him he took him on with ease. NB, the worlds best striker ‘according to himself’ should of easily scored his chance in the dying seconds, but my oh my how on earth did Craig Gardner not manage to score from 6 yards out after Sessegnon put in on a plate for him perfectly. Credit to Chelsea they played poorly and still won, Lampard knew nothing about the goal and to be fair he did nothing else in the game (minus his outrageously bad free kick). Martin O’Neil will surely be getting the players to do a little bit extra on their shooting practice this week and with our next three fixtures coming up at home against Swansea, Boro and Norwich you would expect us to score some goals, to boost the confidence along side the long waited return of F. Campbell.
All in all it was a good day out, we played well, deserved one maybe three points from the game but never mind, after all it is Chelsea away. The away fans were once again fantastic and singing ‘we love you Sunderland we do…’ at the end must of give the players a nice feeling after somehow ending the game 1-0 down. So for us Sunderland fans its time to look to the Swansea game and hopefully O’Neil can keep his 100% home record of winning up.