By Ollie Irish
I was lucky enough to be at Wembley yesterday, to see Chelsea win the double – congrats to them. As many fans anticipated a rout, you have to say Pompey did well to limit the champions to a one-goal victory, on a day when both goalkeepers shone. The dry, patchy pitch, which John Terry said “ruined” the match, didn’t help either team in their bid to play fluid football.
Pompey had their chances to pull off a mighty shock, including Kevin-Prince Boateng’s penalty at 0-0, saved by the excellent Petr Cech, but Chelsea had by far the better chances – they hit the woodwork five times (including an absolute sitter botched by Salomon Kalou) in the first half! – and thoroughly deserved to win. The final score might have been 5-1 to Chelsea, but Didier Drogba’s precise free-kick was enough to give Chelsea their first double.
Well done also to both sets of fans for creating a superb atmosphere with no real hint of trouble.