Chelsea took another step to put themselves back into the race for championship in the Premier League. After today’s 3-1 win in Blackpool and the results from the weekend, there is hope for Chelsea supporters.
The game took place on a rather “modest” level. Both sides played far below the usual level of soccer. Both began careful and Chelsea was able to take advantage of a Terry goal and then maintain the lead and wait for further opportunities. They presented itself and the Blues took their chance and increased the lead to 3-0. Blackpool woke up too late. Only in the last 5 minutes they stepped on the pedal and created opportunities. It was too late.
Interesting, Torres is still chasing his first goal for Chelsea. Today, the Spaniard’s performance was not worth further comments.
On Wednesday Everton and Birmingham will face off at Goodison Park. Everton, with a win, can catch up with rival Liverpool and compete for 6th place. For Birmingham, that always referred to the “games on hand”, a loss would create trouble. While still in the race in the FA Cup, a loss can create an unusual situation – playing international, and in the Championship.