Falcao’s first goal for Chelsea was quickly forgotten after Crystal Palace recorded a famous win at Stamford Bridge, with the Colombian striker accepting his new team needs to find their winning touch quickly. It’s Falcao with a diving header at the near post after a fine cross by Pedro.
Yet nearly as quickly as Chelsea was degree it was behind as soon as extra.
After a goalless first half in which Chelsea dominated possession, Palace took the lead with a shot from Bakary Sako. “It’s like watching a team after they’ve come back from a World Cup – they’re sluggish”. He was, in fact, the stand-in captain for the evening with John Terry suspended.
A 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace left Chelsea with only four points from four games heading into the global break.
“But I have to say that, listening to Jose Mourinho after the game saying how concerned he was, I’d be concerned now”.
“I blame myself for not changing one of them because I kept him in the game for 90 minutes”.
Crystal Palace continued their brilliant start to the season with a last-gasp victory over Chelsea on Saturday.
The defeat was only the Portuguese’s second in a league game at the stadium and leaves the champions with just four points from as many games. “We are just starting the season”. Actually, we’re just three points off last year’s pace based on the points gained from the corresponding fixtures last season, if we’re looking for some any signs of hope and positivity.
Most of the goals the Blues have conceded this season have come from their right, and it was apparent that this was the area of the pitch Alan Pardew’s men were going to target. He was once an unstoppable force, coupled with creativity, goals and the nag to bail his team out when under pressure or in hard times. We did it. But he looked to give credit to his players rather than to keep it for himself.
“If you are the best player in the league, I think it should be a good responsibility to have a similar season than in the previous season”, Mourinho told reporters.
“The results that turn up week in, week out make it the most exciting league in the world”.
In the first game of the day Arsenal London took advantage of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s early red card to beat the hosts 1-0 at St James’s Park.
Stoke 0-1 West Bromwich Albion: Stoke had midfielders Ibrahim Afellay and Charlie Adam sent off as West Brom secured a first league win this season.
Manuel Lanzini, Mark Noble and Diafra Sakho did the damage although Liverpool didn’t help itself.