Stoke Boss – “They've Got The Squad To Do Well”

Depending on how you look at yesterday’s game against Stoke City it was either one point gained for Chelsea or two points lost.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis was adamant that Chelsea will be challenging at the top again this year and said, “They’ve got the squad to do well, they’ll be in the top three again this year.”

Speaking after the game yesterday he went on to say, “The first half I thought we gave as good as we got then second half they got a foothold in the game and it was there for everybody to see the quality they’ve got and the depth they’ve got, when you see Anelka, Drogba and Benayoun coming off the bench.”

The old adage of win your home games and draw away could prove to be very important this season, and Chelsea have got off to a good start in that regard. After all they only drew at Stoke last year and there were plenty of positives to take out of the game yesterday, especially the performance of Fernando Torres.

The early signs are good and manager Andre Villas- Boas will be looking for maximum points from the next two games at home against West Brom on Saturday and Norwich seven days later.

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  1. Gary says

    Torres tried to dribble through the Stoke defence a number of times yesterday and his efforts were appreciated. But it just reinforces Chelsea’s need for a tricky winger/striker. There are players out there who are specialized in what Torres attempted. Ronaldo and Neymar spring to mind. What Torres attempted is Neymar’s bread & butter, and he does it with twice the effect. Modric is the right answer for a playmaker but he cannot dribble through a defence. Neymar’s tricks and skills scatter defences regularly. If Modric is the next signing, we must follow up with Neymar. Yes, he is young and has a big head, and Santos don’t want to let him go. But we must go for what we need. I think Roman should make Santos an offer they cannot refuse; we don’t need Neymar going to our opposition.

  2. kayode says

    We should have won if we have the squad to do well. We need reinforcement

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