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Chelsea’s victory over Manchester United – Chalkboard analysis

April 3, 2010

An exciting, crucial game at Old Trafford resulted in a deserved 1-2 win for Chelsea. The tactical battle throughout the game was quite subdued – both sides set up as expected once we had the team sheets, and the only real change was when United pushed forward late on.
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Chelsea 0-1 Inter – a classic Mourinho victory, but no blame attached to Ancelotti

March 16, 2010
Chelsea 0-1 Inter – a classic Mourinho victory, but no blame attached to Ancelotti

This is what Jose Mourinho does. Not the prettiest victory you’ll see in this season’s Champions League, but incredibly effective. Inter reduced the game to a scrappy, stop-start battle, defended brilliantly from the front, and then pounced when Chelsea started to push forward.
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Inter 2-1 Chelsea – a narrow victory for Mourinho by containing opposition full-backs

February 24, 2010
Inter 2-1 Chelsea – a narrow victory for Mourinho by containing opposition full-backs

It depends how you want to read this one. On one hand, with the advantage in the tie, Inter are content going to Stamford Bridge knowing Chelsea have to beat them to progress. On the other, Chelsea’s away goal could turn out to be vital, and a 1-0 win in the second leg will...
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Chelsea and Drogba: two shots on target, two goals

February 23, 2010
Chelsea and Drogba: two shots on target, two goals

When Didier Drogba is on fire, the rest of the Chelsea side barely have to worry about getting shots in on goal. His two strikes against Wolves took him to 19 goals in 22 games this Premiership season, and 25 goals in 29 games in all competitions.
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Chelsea’s wayward shooting costs them against Everton

February 10, 2010

21 attempts on goal for Chelsea against Everton, but just three actually found the target. Didier Drogba was particularly responsible – he had six shots, but didn’t force Tim Howard into a save once. Neither of Chelsea’s forwards had a shot on target.
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