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Chelsea Blip-O-Meter

86-12 = 74 points
 
Chelsea Blip-O-Meter reading: 4.7
 
Just when you think you can put the Blip-O-Meter away for the season the needle starts bouncing around like a punk in a mosh-pit.

Little illustrates the difference between last season and this better than Saturday’s fixture against Wigan.

Eleven months ago we happily hammered in eight – this year our angst-ridden team just about squeezed in one (and that easily could have been disallowed for a foul on their goalkeeper).

Last year the little that our defence had to do was done calmly and efficiently – this year we were lucky they weren’t good enough to take advantage of the multitude of opportunities we presented them.

Last year I didn’t want the game to finish – this year I was nervously willing the clock to accelerate.

The only real positive was Benayoun’s second-half cameo. If Torres can’t score from the gilt-edged opportunities he was delivered, then maybe “Houston, we have a problem” . At least it now appears that he can see the funny side of it all, judging by his reactions on Saturday.

It may be the making of him.

I really hope so. A couple at Old Trafford would render the past 12-hours immaterial.

Meanwhile, of course a Young Daniel Sturridge keeps banging them in for Bolton.
 
So this is it: We’ve got to score against Manchester United Private Equity Fund at least once (ideally twice or more) on Tuesday or they can start to compile the end-of-season DVD.

It can be done.

We’ve done it ourselves several times.

It was the setting for Ancelotti’s last genuinely bold tactical initiative a year ago (leaving Drogba on the bench and starting Joe Cole).

A bit of courage worked then and it could work again.

For a start he could drop Lampard to the bench, ready for a late introduction if required (he’d be needed to take a penalty).

Who Dares Wins.

Or in the words of the poet:

“A little bit of courage is all we lack

 catch me if you can, I’m going back…”

 Posted by Steve Symmons

Match Available 10/11 GF GA GD 09/10 GF GA GD Par PtsYTD GFYTD GAYTD GDYTD
WBA (Hull) (h)   6-0 6 0 +6 2-1 2 1 +1 = = +4 -1 +5
Wigan (a)          3 6-0 12 0 +12 1-3 3 4 -1 +3 +3 +9 -4 +14
Stoke (h)   2-0 14 0 +14 7-0 10 4 +6 = +3 +4 -4 +8
West Ham (a) 2 3-1 17 1 +16 1-1 11 5 +6 +2 +5 +6 -4 +10
Blackpool (Portsmouth) (h)   4-0 21 1 +20 2-1 13 6 +7 = +5 +8 -5 +13
Man City (a) 3 0-1 21 2 +19 1-2 14 8 +6 = +5 +7 -6 +13
Arsenal (h)   2-0 23 2 +21 2-0 16 8 +8 = +5 +7 -6 +13
Aston Villa (a) 3 0-0 23 2 +21 1-2 17 10 +7 +1 +6 +6 -8 +14
Wolves (h)   2-0 25 2 +23 4-0 21 10 +11 = +6 +4 -8 +12
Blackburn (a) 2 2-1 27 3 +24 1-1 22 11 +11 +2 +8 +5 -8 +13
Liverpool (a)   0-2 27 5 +22 2-0 24 11 +13 -3 +5 +3 -6 +9
Fulham (h)   1-0 28 5 +23 2-1 26 12 +14 = +5 +2 -7 +9
Sunderland (h)   0-3 28 8 +20 7-2 33 14 +19 -3 +2 -5 -6 +1
Birmingham (a) 2 0-1 28 9 +19 0-0 33 14 +19 -1 +1 -5 -5 =
Newcastle (Burnley) (a)   1-1 29 10 +19 2-1 35 15 +20 -2 -1 -6 -5 -1
Everton (h) 2 1-1 30 11 +19 3-3 38 18 +20 = -1 -8 -7 -1
Tottenham (a) 3 1-1 31 12 +19 1-2 39 20 +19 +1 = -8 -8 =
Arsenal (a)   1-3 32 15 +17 3-0 41 20 +21 -3 -3 -9 -5 -4
Bolton (h)   1-0 33 15 +18 1-0 42 20 +22 = -3 -9 -5 -4
Aston Villa (h)   3-3 36 18 +18 7-1 49 21 +28 -2 -5 -13 -3 -10
Wolves (a)   0-1 36 19 +17 2-0 51 21 +30 -3 -8 -15 -2 -13
Blackburn (h)       2-0 38 19 +19 5-0 56 21 +35 = -8 -18 -2 -16
Bolton (a)            4-0 42 19 +23 4-0 60 21 +39 = -8 -18 -2 -16
Sunderland (a)   4-2 46 21 +25 3-1 63 22 +41 = -8 -17 -1 -16
Liverpool (h)   0-1 46 22 +24 2-0 65 22 +43 -3 -11 -19 -2 -17
Fulham (a)   0-0 46 22 +24 2-0 67 22 +45 -2 -13 -21 0 -21
Man Utd (h)   2-1 48 23 +25 1-0 68 22 +46 = -13 -20 +1 -21
Blackpool (Portsmouth) (a)   3-1 51 24 +27 5-0 73 22 +51 = -13 -22 +2 -24
Man City (h) 3 2-0 53 24 +29 2-4 75 26 +49 +3 -10 -22 -2 -20
Stoke (a)             1-1 54 25 +29 2-1 77 27 +50 -2 -12 -23 -2 -21
Wigan (h)   1-0 55 25 +30 8-0 85 27 +58 = -12 -30 -2 -28
WBA (Hull) (a) 2         1-1                
Birmingham (h)            3-0                
West Ham (h)           4-1                
Tottenham (h)           3-0                
Man Utd (a)           2-1                
Newcastle (Burnley) (h)           3-0                
Everton (a) 3         1-2                
                             
                             
                             
                             

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