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Schurrle Spills the Beans!

Okay, hands up, who will admit to watching the thrashing of Arsenal several times?

I for one have and do you know what, it gets sweeter every time I watch it!

After the loss at Villa Park, to Aston Villa, it was essential that Chelsea got back to winning ways and to do it in such style was just the medicine the doctor ordered.

In all honesty the game was up for Arsenal once Eden Hazard slotted home the penalty kick, in the seventeenth minute, it really didn`t matter who Andre Marriner decided to send off, Arsenal were down and out.

Following the rout, our German international, Andre Schurrle, had a few words for the media, starting with that 1-0 reverse at Villa Park the previous Saturday, commenting,

"Maybe what happened at Villa made us more determined, frustrated and angry."

"We were really angry after the match because it was one we should not have lost. We had a bad game, one we could`ve won."

"After the two red cards I saw the team was very angry. Maybe that was a motivation for us to be stronger over the last games."


One would certainly hope so, but Andre then gave a clue as to Jose`s successful game-plan that well and truly ruined Arsene Wenger`s celebrations for his 1000th match in charge of Arsenal, with Schurrle adding,

"We knew their full-backs are very offensive and go forward a lot."

"And when they lose the ball you have the chance to take advantage of the transition and we did it. That was our plan."

"We knew there would be a lot of space and I wanted to use that."

"I got good balls before the first goal from Oscar and then from Nemanja."

"It`s very important the balls are coming when the space is there and I make the run. It was perfect."


It sure was, two swift break shads us leading 2-0 before Arsene and his gang had even gotten settled in their seats.

As for the final result, Schurrle remarked,

"I`ve played in derbies before - but never a 6-0."

"So to do that in a big London derby, in the title race, was a great feeling."

"There are seven games left and a lot can happen. We have to keep focused and winning."

"It`s Palace next week, another London derby that we have to win. That`s what we are thinking about."

"But it`s a fact that if City win every match, they are champions."


Indeed it is but with Manchester City having two tough games this week, the first against their neighbours Manchester United and the second against Arsenal, is there some light at the end of the tunnel, even more so with City still (like Chelsea) to visit Anfield?

You just never know!




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday March 24 2014

Time: 7:29AM

Your Comments

City have the quality to make us pay for the Aston Villa loss. But lets keep fingers crossed that pride will fuel ManU to an inprobable upset & Arsenal to another improbable win this weekend. Come Sunday night we'll have a better idea regarding our chances.
ZeeNut
I don't see city winning all their away games against everton,manu.arsenal and pool. We should just win all our games so as to take advantage of any slip-up from city.
oscarr
One Match at a Time
StamfordDLion
Frankly I am worried about Palace, they may put ten men behind the ball and we'll struggle to break them down.
Seabourch
Lets hope for the best, but we need to win our games.
syed230183_chelseafc
Let's try and win our remaining games and then we will see if city do the same we will be second but you never know,as zeenut said by Sunday it will be clearer
herefordchelsea
Well, Arsenal are looking for a big reaction against Swansea, but I am hoping for them to have an even bigger reaction on Saturday when they face Citeh.
BlueABS
You can't pin anything on just one game for any of the top 4, there are some big games coming up for all of them. But on paper, Chelsea have the easiest run-in, the big one left is Anfield late April. By then, things may have got a lot clearer as far as the PL is concerned. Then again, it might all be on a knife's edge!! We really have got to concentrate on taking care of our games left, that's all we can do.
BlueABS
For the first time in a long while I'ld be rooting for the Devils and the Gunners for a win,sounds strange you know,but sounds so selfish as well ;-)...lol.Really hope the northern Manchurians drop points in two or more games,especially Man U,Liverpool and Arsenal.
Samychim
Yep, Citeh have a tough run-in. Very tough. Loserpool too, let's hope the Spuds knack of winning games late, of late, continues this weekend against the Pool.
BlueABS
*Sorry, not this weekend but next for Pool V Spurs*
BlueABS
*Brain fart* LOL!!! Yes, this weekend, crikey where has March gone!
BlueABS
What do you guys think a Van Persie less Man U? Can they pull something off against City.
Pavel Permiachkin
It will be very difficult .... but remember how the MCity of old would make life difficult for ManU by raising their game for the derbies ? Now ManU need to do the same , and they have a far better team .... lets hope Fellaini & Co can contain Fernandinho & toure, while Mata has a memorable outing
ZeeNut
Without rvp,it would be very difficult for man u to get anything out of the game. We have to hope the likes of Rooney & Mata are at their brilliant best to take points off city
MHZ_BLUE
i agree with schurlle, i expected the loss to 'villa to be the impetus to see out gala and arsenal. it turned out to be so. I for one, i have given Chelsea the league since we went nine fake points over citeh as i believe they can't get all the points back. But as it stands, with our loss to 'villa, the momemtum seems to be with Citeh until they happen to draw or loose which i believe will eventually happen.
kolagold25
 

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