Re: UEFA Champions/Europa League 2012-13 Thread
This game was the painful moment you realize that the Drogba/Lampard/Terry/Essien/Cole/Cech etc era is over, the dominant, intimidating, powerful team in the greatest period in club history is gone. There's no sign of any of it. What I see in the new Chelsea is "just another" ordinary team with young talented players. You took what symbolized Chelsea more than anything else and that's the force and character, it was really a sad sight to witness for me. You don't have the guy who can push these young talented players on his leadership, character and experience. Hazard, Mata and Oscar are like a Porsche without the engine. That's where a game-changer like Drogba shows just how much he meant to this team. There are no big game players and with the ridiculous formation RDM tried tonight, I don't see any pattern.
The most important thing right now is to bring a Top striker to replace the guy who IMO, ruined two years with his consistent, terrible form. Last year it was even more irritating because AVB had Didier sitting on the bench watching this failure continue to destroy any chance they had with his impotent attempts, while Didier most of the time saved something from the game in the second half. And just to throw it out there, Torres was mostly horrible in his last two years in Liverpool, something people forget when they talk about him "going back to himself". Besides that, Terry and Lampard need to come back ASAP to bring back some leadership and direction.
Chiellini was a beast, easily MOTM with Pirlo behind him. Worst performance will be Oscar IMO. Chelsea MOTM Ramires.
Last edited by Rock316AE; 11-20-2012 at 06:49 PM.