Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur: A Neutral’s View

By on May 1, 2011

Chelsea defeated Tottenham at the Bridge yesterday to keep their title hopes alive and perhaps to heap some pressure on the Red Devils, so here’s my take on the match.

Thoughts From The Game:

Fernando Torres is an impact player

It seems to me that Fernando Torres just might be better coming off the bench, as he was looking promising and exciting in the earlier exchanges before he faded away and looked short of sharpness. I think he would be better if he were to come off the bench at something like the 60 minute mark to punish defenders, perhaps similar to what Kalou did yesterday.

Sandro: Class

Well, we didn’t know this Brazilian until just about a month ago, where he absolutely overwhelmed AC Milan in the Champions League. Sandro proved that he had a ferocious shot in his attacking arsenal after unleashing an amazing shot from outside the box and leaving Cech with no chance of saving it. Sandro could be absolutely class.

Goal Line Technology, Where is It?

Ooh, the irony of it all, as Lampard’s goal was ruled to have crossed the line following Gomes’ blunder. As replays showed it was in fact, NOT over the line. But remember South Africa? Where Lampard had a goal which crossed the line, but that was ruled as not a goal, give me a single good reason why Blatter should stay as FIFA Chairman? Seriously.

Submitted by Two Liverpool Fans

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6 Comments

  1. John White

    May 1, 2011 at 11:11 am

    And “offside technology”? Or accept that officials occasionally make mistakes, usually to the advantage of the Sky 4. Incidentally, had the first (or indeed the second) goal been disallowed after stopping the game for video scrutiny (by Sky pundits?), what would have happened next? Any ideas? Play a let? Bowl the next ball? Drop-out from the 25 line? As far as I’m aware, no one has thought that far ahead.

    • Joe C

      May 2, 2011 at 8:42 am

      Easy.

      Goal kick for the “ball not crossing the line” incident.

      Spurs freekick for the offside … you know, just like if the linesman got the decision right.

      But personally, I think goal line technology is different from a 4th Official decision on offsides. Goal line technology for me is essential. The decision can be made quickly and it’s either over the line of it’s not.

  2. Dan

    May 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I am against goal line technology. This would only solve one problem. What is really needed is an assistant ref with a panel of tv screens & indirect contact with the ref – just like in Rugby.
    The reason nothing like this has been introduced 25 years after “the hand of God” is perhaps because they like things the way they are so that dodgy refs & officilas can influence the outcome of matches ???
    An outrageous suggestion surely ? But given the inertia and pure irresponsibility and incompetence on the part of the various authorities
    what other conclusions for their inaction can be drawn?

  3. alemeshet.tadesse

    May 1, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    i belive with arsenal , i support since 1995 becouse of Danis Berkacmp, but i have trust with squad, what i want to say for A.Venger to bring 4 new player on wrigh & left wing again 1 central defence & 1 agrrasive midfild like keven nolan or scott parker. as being fun A.Venger need to support their player at the time when they play on peach like Respected J.Morinho,J.Gardiola did it. Venger please help our stars. Finally Give the chance for E.Frimpong, C.vela, in addition give the chance for Secs to go, before that avoid A.Diby,Almunya, and i want to see next season S.Nasri will be the capitain or J.wilsher. viva ARSENAL time will come if A.Wenger suppot them. Help.Help.Wenger your player

  4. alemeshet.tadesse

    May 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Wenger do what u can to keep E.eboy, N.bendtner

  5. FernandoTorSHIT !

    May 3, 2011 at 8:06 am

    i’m a liverpool fan but i hope chelsea win premier league this season…

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