Admittedly not at this one. I’m trying to save money at the minute and none of my friends were going either.
Ultimately, will anyone be gutted if we go out either by this scores one or worse at the end? I won’t. Normally I’m all for a good cup run but this season is all about the premier league dogfight and our squad just isn’t equipped enough to property sustain a joint ambition for the season.
Tonight is a good chance to get some players a run out and a bit of match fitness. Would be nice to know how anyone rates Hamer for the game since it’s his competitive debut for us. Anyone there care to let me know?
It was brilliant for me. To be able to represent this football club, the club I love so much, in the Premier League, as well as League One and the Championship, is a dream come true.
I am delighted for the club. It has been a long, long time for us to get back. The fans deserve it and so do the players.
Andy King on being back in the PL
Feelings? I’m proud. I can’t be too disappointed because I honestly couldn’t see us getting anything pre game and even at halftime you felt it was inevitable that they would start the second half well and they did.
Yes, ultimately we were outclassed and Chelsea have the players who can turn if around very quickly. They played the second half more what I expected from minute one.
At one stage it did turn into a bit of an expo for the goalkeepers in the second half. It’s nice to see Schmeichel performing well and he made some very good saves to stop the deficit being more. At the other end Courtois showed that he is one class keeper and also made some good saves. Kasper may feel he could have done better on the second goal but De Laet’s positioning won’t have helped him.
I think we can take a lot of positives from this game into our next fixture, the equally tough home game next Sunday to Arsenal.
The only real worrying thing is that we have another injured midfielder, this time Dean Hammond limping off. The midfield were actually one of the things I was pleased with today because their job was not easy with Chelsea’s immensely impressive midfield. King for the second week pleased me and I thought Schlupp did some good things, as did Mahrez while he was on.
To anyone who went I hope it was good and I hope you all left after clapping off our boys because they really, really put in a shift today.