The Chelsea boss deserves credit for making necessary changes to the attack to add the spark that was missing on Saturday whilst keeping the core of the team in place. His side were customarily excellent defensively and created good chances from open play; it should concern him that the Blues needed set pieces to find the net.
The Champions League final will see two familiar foes square off yet again as Manchester City and Chelsea meet on May 29 in Porto. While they have never met in a UCL final as this is City’s first ever appearance, they have played plenty just this season alone. While they normally just meet two times a season in the Premier League, they have already played three this campaign. In fact, they will end up having played four times in five months by the end of May.
He wasn’t there to see it, obviously. Roman Abramovich is a distant observer at Chelsea these days. So that little executive box high up in the West Stand at Stamford Bridge, where the burly security guards always stands by the door, was empty as usual – as was the whole stadium. Roman will have watched this 1,000th Chelsea game under his command from somewhere – but he will thank his lucky stars he did not travel to take this one in.
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