Monday, February 1, 2010

Chelsea 2-1 Burnley


Terry came up with a brilliant header that helped Chelsea bag three points in a thrilling away match against Burnley. It was Chelsea who took the lead as Anelka netted a superb counter attack initiated by Cech finding Joe Cole in the wing. He then tossed the ball above the Burnley center back to find Malouda who fed Anelka with a brilliant pass. Anelka tipped the ball ever so smoothly into the net. The blues continued to pressure up by setting up a brilliant piece of attacking football.
The second half saw slightly different Burley side. They came up with some good passes and in the 50th minute , Fletcher moved past Alex and fired home the equalizer. After conceding the equalizer , the Blues came back as wounded tigers and pushed really hard for the second one but couldn't quite made it.
The Search for the winning goal was on and it was "Mr. Chelsea" captain John Terry who found the net with a superb header on 82nd minute.Even though he was under lot of pressure from the media and public , he proved the point why he wears the captains arm band. Ancelotti was more than happy that his side bagged all the three vital points as they went 4 points ahead of title rivals Manchester United.

Post Match Interview
Burnley boss Brian Laws:

"I can take a lot of heart from this game. We were only minutes away from getting a point.
"We showed Chelsea too much respect in the first half but when we scored it lifted the team and lifted the crowd.
"It was a great goal by Steve Fletcher and gave us great belief. The only disappointment is we couldn't see out the game."

Chelsea mananger Carlo Ancelotti:

"It was a difficult game, especially in the second half.
"We were not able to play the way we liked and they equalised.
"We then put more pressure on Burnley and deserved the win. We are four points ahead of Manchester United and that is good."

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