Don't know what's happened (anything?) but not a word on the site since last Monday, apart from Johnny Dixon's bit re. Benteke. I know McParland's on holiday, but surely I'm not the only one left behind...............?
Anyway, in case there's still anyone 'out there', what are people's reactions to another 0-3 result? Can't say I was surprised really, Chelsea are just streets ahead of everyone else (bar, perhaps, Man.C.) and we're missing our two best players anyway. It wasn't the most adventurous Villa display I've ever seen, but then if it had been, the scoreline could have been another 8-0, I fear.
Within our defensive limitations, I thought we did quite well first half, though the goal should have been prevented, truth be told. Nobody had a stinker for us, nor a stormer - all about adequate, with the odd good moment from Delph. Pretty tame second half, getting pushed further back, but it was Chelsea after all....
Second goal, Baker caught napping (though I won't complain, he had a decent game otherwise) and the 3rd was just plain bad luck. So.................could have been 0-0, but probably should have been 4 or 5.
At the end of the day, we've picked up 3 points from 3 games against the top four, with City to come next week. Even if we lose that, we'll still have 10 points from our first 7 games (W3 D1 L3) and that's safe mid-table form, I'd say. With a batch of much easier matches to come, Benteke and Vlaar back in the side and hopefully more than just cameos from Grealish to look forward to, things can only get better!
I'm on a ship with shit internet signal, Ill be back after the City game!
Let's hope we have 3 more points by then, Bosko!
Just back from holiday. Great holiday. Getting frozen and blasted by gales in Scotland. Still great though.
See we've no more points. Didn't really expect them against those teams. Liverpool are different, they leave themselves open a bit. But I did just hope we might do City again. We nearly did. Nice to see Benteke back. Interesting that Zog was preferred to Bent when Gabby called off though.
cause Bent is crap! (though he does score goals. or well, he used to)