It was a hard fought draw for Chelsea, with Frank Lampard and Roberto Soldado being the goal scorers.
As a midfielder, Roberto enjoyed spells at Schaffhausen, Zürich Aarau, Lazio, and Chelsea. He was capped by Italy 34 times, scoring two goals for the Italian national team, and played for them in the Euro 1996 and 1998 World Cup.
After waking up to see the photos over most newspapers and sport websites this morning of Didier Drogba in his interesting outfit at Oktoberfest, we thought we would trawl the archives to seek out the worst dressed Chelsea star.
Andre Villas-Boas will decide whether Frank Lampard starts tonight after he surprisingly left on the bench against Swansea on Saturday.
After eight matches, six in the Premier League, one Champions League, and one Carling Cup, I have picked my top ten performers so far.
Just as I thought, it was just a matter of time until we would see a revival of Fernando Torres, sadly his miss and red card have overshaddowed the fact he has scored two in two.
Personally I don’t think Lampard’s sitting on the bench should be a matter of form. I see it as the best tactical play that we can adopt. There is so much noise about it, and it just doesn’t make sense. Giggs has been coming from the bench for years and look what he gives Manchester United.
Valencia fans are still smarting from the loss of Juan Mata to us, the draw brings him back after just a month, this time not as a protector but a tormentor. It is going to be a very emotional match, one where I hope Mata shines.
There’s growing evidence that Premier League teams are starting to introduce their youth players. Manchester United started with Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley, Arsenal had Emmanuel Frimpong, Aston Villa called-up Barry Bannan and Liverpool still play Jamie Carragher.
It was a great win for the Blues as they maintained their unbeaten home run this season with goals from Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba and a brace for Ramires.
If Mourinho was in charge, we would have killed the game in the first half, but then we would have lacked the opportunity to see the depth of our squad. Every blue I have talked with enjoyed the youngsters who stole the day – Nobody was found wanting.
Chelsea progressed to the next round of the Carling Cup after playing 120 minutes of football with 10 men after a penalty shootout. It was only our second win in nine attempts at penalty shootouts.
You have to go back to November 1925 for the last time that Swansea beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, so it’s no surprise that the bookies are offering just 1.2 about a victory for the Blues.
Blues are waiting on goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is expected to be fit despite suffering concussion and being substituted following a head injury against Fulham in the League Cup on Wednesday.
Nicolas Anelka has been linked with move during the summer and again recently, but will he be leaving Stamford Bridge?