CHELSEA 2-0 Leicester: Jose Labels Players ‘Lazy’

We may have been on cloud nine after the opening game of the season against Burnley but the first half against Leicester seemed to bring us back down to earth.
The showboat was a bit out at sea for the first 45 minutes, in a display Mourinho called “lazy”, right after he’d given the players the benefit of his vocal chords. But as ever, whatever he said at half time had the desired impact because we came back out for the second half looking a lot livelier and bagged the points.
Irrespective of the first half though, we didn’t ever look under any kind of threat from Leicester aside from a clear chance from David Nugent with the score at 0-0. Courtois showed exactly why he’s keeping Petr Cech out of the side though, with a glorious stop to keep the score level. Kasper Schmeichel was doing his best to match Coutois and in the end, probably stopped Leicester losing by a greater margin.
Oscar was unlucky with a shot off the bar but in the 62nd minute, it was the little Brazilian feeding Ivanovic that led to our opener. Branna, in a performance looking like he’s after the number 9 shirt, took out a couple of defenders on the way to an assist that saw Costa knock in his first home goal of the season. Eden Hazard scored the second and we settled for that along with a cameo from Didier Drogba on his return to Stamford Bridge, to finish the day off.
Jose Mourinho had the hump with our first half performance, saying “I had to be a bit emotional and make them realise it wasn’t good enough. Our first half showed clearly that we have to improve. I normally train in the morning but this week we trained at 3pm because I was expecting something like this. It’s not the best weather to play football because we get a bit lazy. We passed slow, moved slow and by the time we woke up it was half-time. In the second half we were much more aggressive, we won second balls and we were too strong for them.”
Roman Abramovich though, looked looked like he thoroughly enjoyed his day, beaming and applauding just as much for Didier Drogba’s entrance as he was for Costa opening his home account. Didn’t they tell us once he’d get bored?


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