This is the hardest match report I have had to write as I wished the R word would not appear but impossible not to include it.
Lets start off with Petrov. From where I am in L8 I could not see him but it is clear the warmth around the ground for him. I am very proud of our reaction to him and his current troubles. On 19 minutes I had tears in my eyes at the standing ovation and all we can say is get well SOON Stan.
However with all the injuries and the results at Villa Park and elsewhere I can not say that relegation is no longer an issue. The table, fixture list and injury list says it all, I do not have to explain that to anyone. However yet more set piece goals cost us, what is it with free headers, is it impossible to pick up players ? that at the end cost us and then playing YET AGAIN players out of position, is the manager mad ?
Gardner and Bannan SHOULD never play left and right, what the hell is the point of that. Weimann clearly was the man of the match and after a shaky start Baker was OK but the the squad strength can be seen by the bench.
Do I have to remind people what happened to Blues at this stage 12 months ago and who the manager is. What the hell are we doing in training to get people like Cuellar and N’Zog injuries ?
So yes I expected a Chelsea loss today but not Wigan and QPR wins and now the pressure is on and the home games we have left become vital. However with 7 home losses already and only 4 wins can we expect to win any more given who we play.
How big is the Bolton game now ?