Champions League review: Chelsea 2-0 Schalke – are Chelsea really playing more attractive football?

Ollie Irish

25th, October 2007

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The party line when Roman Abramovich decided to solve a problem like Mourinho was that he wanted his team to play more attractive football – but several games down the line under new management, is there really any difference?
Watching last night’s game against Schalke you wouldn’t think so – the formation with a holding midfielder and lone striker hasn’t changed, Lampard plays the same role and the long ball was still well in effect.


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  1. z says:

    there was nothing so defencive last night – they attacked and their defence suffered due to that.
    btw, give Ten Cate time, he had no chance to do anything – it’s his second match.

  2. Lance says:

    Yes, I admit I’m a Chelsea backer, but from the 15 minutes or so I was able to see (I was at work), I saw some “crispness” and confidence that has been lacking lately. True, the first goal was a gift, but I was encouraged by what I saw. When you have an all-star team like Chelsea (similar to Barca, Bayern, ManU, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Milan, etc.), it takes some time for the players to gel.

  3. Lance says:

    Yes, I admit I’m a Chelsea backer, but from the 15 minutes or so I was able to see (I was at work), I saw some “crispness” and confidence that has been lacking lately. True, the first goal was a gift, but I was encouraged by what I saw. When you have an all-star team like Chelsea (similar to Barca, Bayern, ManU, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Milan, etc.), it takes some time for the players to gel.

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