Originally Posted by Dr Stranger
Yeah itís a bad match up on paper. If heís Oleís first choice, ok, but surely thereís a Ďhorses for coursesí situation. We had the same concerns at WBA and they realised after 3 minutes.
Any manager worth his salt will tell his big centre forward to get on Lindelof. Sam Allardyce basically did it from minute one and reaped the rewards. The best headers of the ball we've had at this club haven't been about athletic prowess or being 6ft 5. It's all about technique. Heading the ball is every bit a skill as much as anything else in the game. Steve Bruce, Vidic ... all won headers because they made the ball theirs, they werent afraid to get smashed in the face while doing it either.
Unfortunately we've got a back 5 (GK included) who all wouldn't bust a grape in a fruit fight. Placid, quiet as mice without a bad bone in their body. Very nice guys but I wouldn't want any of them next to me in a trench.
Having said that, it's stamford bridge our record there in the last 30 years is horrific and anything better than our usual 1-0 routine defeat there is a bonus.