By Chris Wright
After watching his side repeatedly spurn chances all evening, Carlo Ancelotti remained unconcerned by the profligacy on show during Chelsea’s 0-0 Champions League second-leg draw with FC Copenhagen last night – claiming his side ‘didn’t need to score’ following their 2-0 first-leg victory in Denmark.
Whereas you can’t really argue with Ancelotti’s inimical logic (after all, Chelsea didn’t play particularly badly), a tally of 28 attempts on goal with zippo to show for it is hardly anything to crow about – especially considering the array of strikers on show.
Petr Cech summed in up succinctly after the game:
“We were missing goals, we created enough chances but we didn’t take them – any goal would have given [the Chelsea strikers] belief.
“The job was done, we kept a clean sheet, the only thing missing was us converting our chances.”
Chelsea players observe a minute’s silence in memory of those who lost their lives in the recent Japanese Tsunami
Ashley Cole flashes a shot wide from an acute angle
Jose Bosingwa chases down Copenhagen’s Martin Vingaard
Nicolas Anelka fails to completely get the better of Johan Wiland
John Terry rises to head a corner high over the Copenhagen crossbar
Didier Drogba prods an angled attempt into the side netting
Former Chelsea striker Tore Andre Flo receives warm applause from the fans during his half-time walkabout
Ashley Cole pips Martin Vingaard to the ball
Nicolas Anelka makes way for Fernando Torres with 25 minutes left to play
Referee Svein Oddvar Moen intervenes as Didier Drogba argues with Jesper Gronkjaer
Fernando Torres bursts past William Kvist only to have his goal-bound poke saved
Michael Essien beats Dame Ndoye in an aerial battle
A sullen Didier Drogba reacts after fluffing yet another opportunity
Frank Lampard shakes hands with former Chelsea winger Jesper Gronkjaer after the final whistle
Photos courtesy of the PA.
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