Well, Chelsea choked against Stoke. David Luiz made a grave mistake early on, allowing Stoke to gain the lead. Not much later, Drogba scored an equalizer, which was a rather nice goal. He hit the cross bar two other times, but just couldn’t find the back of the net.
All momentum built up prior to the international break was lost. Chelsea just couldn’t capitalize. They did look good at times, keeping possession and moving the ball quickly, but they simply could not produce the goals necessary to earn three points and stay in contention for the league title.
Let’s not forget to point out that Torres still has not scored a goal. Was he really worth £50,000,000? Let’s not fail to recognize Ramires’ mistakes in front of goal, not playing the whistle, having poor touches. We would be remiss should we forget to highlight David Luiz’s mistake with Walters towards the start of the game. It alone cost the Blues 2 points. While these transfers have had their moments, especially Ramires and David Luiz, they are not without their baggage.
Okay, well, we got 1 point. It’s better than no points. But it is frustrating. Hopefully things will pick up for us on Wednesday in the Champions League against Manchester United. Winning there might really help boost Chelsea and demoralize ManU in both leagues.