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Chelsea Are Still Moaning About Luck

Not long after Mourinho claimed United were lucky to be on top, Ricardo Carvalho came out with similar nonsense to follow his boss' footsteps.

JosÚ said United did not have injuries, got the decisions from referees in important moments and won games they didn't deserve to. Now, listen to Carvalho.

'Our team are capable of recovering. With Petr Cech back in goal and also Terry, the music will play to a different key.'

'We still have to play United at home, so nothing is finished. We are going to fight
until the end.


Well, let's see. They'll have the chance to prove these words.

'Everything has happened to us - injury after injury. United have not had the same bad luck.'

Injury after injury? OK, look. Joe Cole missed this season entirely but that must not be such a bad blow as they can still afford to leave Robben on the bench.

Petr Cech? That's a big and unfortunate loss, I admit. John Terry? He did not miss so many games, it was just that he had been rushed back into action.

And that's all. Boulahrouz's injuries I would not consider as serious problems for Chelsea as he was consistently crap when he was playing.

As for United: we started the season without Carrick, Solskjaer, Heinze, Vidic, Smith and Gary Neville. Then Rooney's and Scholes' ban would come. After that, Ryan Giggs would be ruled out for weeks and Park for three months. Now we do not have more than one fit strikers.

So, basically, I admit they had graver problems on injury front but they have more money to spend and maybe they shouldn't have let Gallas and Huth leave without bringing in replacements. And the usual talk about how we remained injury-free is rubbish. Just rubbish.

'They have had goals in the last minute and good fortune with decisions.'

That's my particular favourite. We won two games through late goals, these were the Fulham and Liverpool games. We got two dodgy penalties that helped us secure victory so that's four matches. Four, out of 29.

Chelsea defeated Everton and Wigan with late,late goals, equalised in the 84th minute against Arsenal who twice beat us with late goals. They got a goal out of nothing at Blackburn thanks to a dubious penalty. And I don't want to say that only a deflected free-kick gave them the lead a Bramall Lane...

So all this luck issue is ludicrous. On the basis of the first 29 games we are the better team. The question is, shall we say the same when the season is over?




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 14 2007

Time: 5:10PM

Your Comments

4 games are 12 points, more than enough to top you.
k_chelski
Err you forgot the injuries to Cudicini which meant they didn't even have a 2nd choice 'keeper available. Terry has played two league games since the new year - hardly a few games. Carvalho was injured for two weeks meaning there were no centre backs available at all (Boularouz was also inured). Robben was out for a month and hasn't yet fully recovered and Cole has been injured since pre-season. If you took the equivalent out of the Mau Utd squad, at the same time as has happened to Chelsea, they'd not even be in the top four. Lets see - no VDS, no 2nd choice 'keeper, no Ferdinand, no Vidic, no Ronaldo and no Rooney.... Besides wasn't old Fergus himself who said that Chelsea's league dominance last year was based on luck?
andleics
you saying no vidic ferdinand ronaldo and rooney is stupid you didnt have to deal with that much loss. i would just be interested in if you lost drogba cause without him you wouldnt even be in the top 4
rooneyisgod
Who gives a *****! try dealing with our injury list for most of the season - RVP, Henry, Gallas, Rosicky, Ljunberg, Clichy (first 6 games), Eboue, Hoyte, Djourou (on and off) now Hleb too. You are both lucky. Mourinho's problem isnt luck its lack of cover and foresight, your problem if you get a lot of injuries is the massive gap between your startying XI and squad players. We are unluckt.
Ozi Gooner
Rooneyis god - why didn't Chelsea have to deal that much loss? We've lost Terry, Robben & Cole all at the same time since essentially the start of the year - interspesed with the loss of Carvalho, Boularouz, Cech and Cudicini all in the same period. There's no denying that if we'd have them fit all season we'd be right up there with Man Utd. If you'd lost Ronaldo, where would you be without his goals, assists (or dare I say it, dives).
andleics
I am truly fed up with those Wannabys in west London with no pedigree! I see that they moan at your team. Hell, they moan at all the top teams. I think we should unite to against them, because if anyone has a right to moan, it's all of us against the Chelski. Stand together with us and shut them up! PROUD TO BE A YID! COYS!!!
Cyprusyid
 

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