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November 21, 2011
Posted by David Kyle on 11/21/2011

With a consecutive home defeat in what was (but what isn’t) a must win match, it appears that the bad moment Carlo Ancelotti proclaimed we went through last season has once again reared its ugly head.

Whilst issues from last season were down to creativity, or lack of, this season’s buzz word is the high line. Although yesterday’s woes were not caused by a high line but downright poor defending.

The picture that says it all! ©Reuters Pictures
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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