The second foul was very similar to Chico's foul on Barkley against Everton that led to a penalty, not a hugely dangerous area and just gets sucked in, it's the kind of situation where the risk associated with a mistimed challenge greatly outweighs the reward if the attempt is successful.
It's a strange situation given his influence last season that pretty much everyone seemed to want Michu not to start this match, but until he's match fit the team is arguably better off with Pablo playing the attacking midfielder role and there are insufficient games left for him to play his way to fitness. I'm hoping his ankle didn't suddenly start feeling sore yesterday after the starting line-up was announced as the though of relying on N'Gog from the bench is a scary one (would have preferred Emnes/De Guzman to come on in that situation).
|Shots by Minute: Post the sending off, Chelsea had 23 shots to Swansea's 5 with Swansea having only 2 efforts in the 2nd half (Routledge's shot and Bony's header from subsequent corner).|
|After an even 1st half (pass wise), apart from a little flurry after the goal Swans were unable to string any passes together|
Positives from the game were Wayne Routledge's performance along with some great touches and backheels from Bony (i'm going to be a big Ivory Coast fan in the summer after lumping on him being Top Scorer at 500/1).
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