COOL Chelsea, I salute you – that 1-0 win was a vintage performance against Barca.
I had suggested that without working every situation to their advantage Chelsea didn’t have much of a hope.
And yes, there was a lot of play-acting from one man (Drogba, I’m looking at you) – but apart from that it was a sturdy, unflustered, calculated effort that ultimately paid off.
So often teams look unsettled before a ball’s been kicked against the Barcelona steamroller, but with a smidge of luck on top in Barca fluffing their few chances, and Drogba taking his, the Blues confidence was not misplaced.
Now let’s see if the feat can be repeated as coolly in the Nou Camp…