Two games, two wins, twelve goals! Who really in their wildest dreams would have thought that our first two games would have ended 6-0 and 0-6? After Carlo Ancelotti’s Wigan warning on Friday, Chelsea swept in like a tornado and ripped into Wigan. Warnings like that will do for me every week, Carlo. Goals from Florent Malouda, two from Nicolas Anelka, two from Salomon Kalou and a debut away goal from new-boy Yossi Benayoun gave us all three points. The full official match report can be found by clicking on the Wigan 0-6 Chelsea link.
Carlo Ancelotti gave an obvious positive reaction to the result, although he felt that after 45 minutes the teams were quite evenly matched. Carlo’s reaction to scoring twelve goals in two games, was to say “We have a lot of skills, now the best quality is we are able to do a fantastic counter-attack, we have strikers who are fast with ability, so when we have space it is difficult to control for the opponent” All of the reaction from Carlo and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez can be read by clicking on Reaction: This Isn’t Real
Yossi Benayoun came on as substitute for Michael Essien on Saturday and just before the final whistle got onto the score-sheet. This was his very first goal for the club, we hope that he will continue to display the team-ethic that Carlo Ancelotti bought him for. You can see a very small interview with Yossi and reaction to his goal by checking the link Benayoun’s Goal Delight
Our youth team played their first competitive academy game at the weekend with Manchester United our opponents. The first half saw Chelsea take a 2-0 lead through Milan Lalkovic and Philipp Prosenik. However, the second half was a different matter as United scored two goals themselves then during injury time, they popped up to net a third, thus sending our U-18’s to defeat. For the full official match report including team line-ups click Youth Report: Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United Our next U18 game is away to Sheffield Wednesday on August 28 at 11am.
Remember, our reserves kick off their season on Monday against Everton at Stamford Bridge. For build up to the game, you can have a read at Stamford Bridge Start For Second String. You’ll be able to read about how our reserves fare here on CFCnet throughout the season, so come back and keep in touch with the future of Chelsea Football Club.