Tuesday, October 2

At some stage this season I was going to pen my thoughts after a defeat. Despite hoping we will never lose any game, no team in the history of football has gone on to win all four trophies in a season.

That doesn't make it any more disappointing of course, especially with the nature of the two goals conceded and after making such a solid start to the season.

Personally I don't mind the lunchtime kick-offs as although it means an early start for many of us it normally gives you all of Saturday evening to enjoy the post match revelry. Even if that can be a little low key after a defeat!

Chelsea are good side, that's worth mentioning before we start I feel. Anyone who didn't think that is a little way off the truth in my opinion. As a result Saturday was always going to be our toughest test yet.

Overall, looking back at the match, did we deserved to take all three points? For me probably not, I do think however, we created comfortably enough on the day to at least have come away with something.

Much has been said about the fact we conceded from two set pieces and having had time to analyse both on the television since the match, for me the second one is the most disappointing.

A certain degree of praise has to be given to the scorer of the first goal in my book, but then again having played up front myself I would say that!

The most frustrating part to the second is the fact we were very much on top at the stage we conceded, looking sharper and more positive than the first half and definitely the team more likely to go on and take the three points.

'Soft' is probably the best word to describe it and unfortunately it proved absolutely crucial with things not going for us in front of goal for the remainder of the half.

The nature of the busy schedule means we have no time to dwell on the defeat as we look to build on our winning Champions League start on Wednesday night.

A victory will be the perfect way to hopefully start another unbeaten run.

Come on you reds!

Frank
@stubbsy70

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