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November 29, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 11/29/2010

It's difficult to find many positives at this current time as a Chelsea fan.

This is undoubtedly our lowest period for a fair few years, something that was bound to happen, but something maybe we shouldn't be so surprised at?

For Ancelotti to be taking the full flak of this is heresy in my opinion, 11 dropped points in our last 5 games is not far from disastrous but the players must stand up and take the blame.

Players surely to blame for dark moment. ©Getty Images
November 16, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 11/16/2010

So much can change in such a short space of time. Just over a week ago we were left reeling after losing to Liverpool, and on Sunday were left baffled by what can be deemed as the worst performance in the Ancelotti era.

There are plenty of excuses but one blatant truth. Chelsea just did not turn up.

No Ray of Light on Sunday...©Reuters Pictures
November 9, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 11/09/2010

I touched upon it last week, and unfortunately there was a sense of foreboding before the match on Sunday that it just wouldn't go our way.

It's difficult to criticise the team too much as it wasn't a dreadful all round performance, it was simply a case of a very poor first half putting the game out of our reach.

Still, there aren't exactly a plethora of positives to take from a match we didn't deserve to win. The beauty of this Chelsea team though is the ability to dust themselves off from disappointment and start where they left off - with two home games this week we do need to take the full six points to reiterate our desire to win back-to-back Premier League titles.

Ramires - Not Yet The Full Brazilian ©Reuters Pictures
November 1, 2010
Posted by David Kyle on 11/01/2010

Not a lot of praise is being heaped on Chelsea after our win this weekend, and in all truthfulness it wasn’t an astonishing performance, but maybe it deserves more credit than has been dished out.

Most vitally is that we still have that 5-point lead on our closest challengers, with United and Arsenal both overcoming difficult tests.

Ivanovic. The Right Choice At Right Back. ©A.P. Photos
Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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