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Seriously, a loss to a League 1 side in the FA Cup (Barnsley), at home, game winning goal in front of the Kop. Why are you still here Benitez?

BBC Commentator: Simon Brotherton

We’re witnessing a low point in Chelsea’s 07-08 footy season. With the UEFA Champions League Group Stage underway, Chelsea were supposed to run over Rosenborg, a Norwegian side. You’d figure they’d be dead because this is at Stamford Bridge right? They drew 1-1 with these guys, and they had trailed 1-0 at the half. In the 53rd minute, Chelsea equalized on an Andriy Shevchenko header.

To be fair, they were without Frank Lampard and Didier “Swan Dive” Drogba. But, it’s a Norwegian team! The worst part, this game only drew 24,579. They draw almost 2 times that amount.

This weekend is make or break for the Blues, they’ve got Manchester United this Sunday, and they have conceded first in almost all of their Premier League games.  Watch out Mourinho, you’re season is young, but it’s looking bleak already.

Premier League Roundup

Posted: August 15, 2007 in Premier League, Soccer

Chelscum 2 Reading 1: I could approach this and say Chelsea are lucky bastards, but I won’t. It started in the 29th minute, on a horrible Petr Cech goalkeeping play, in which he went to catch the ball and completely missed it (knocking both of his defenders out in the process), and Andre Bikey had the easiest goal of his life, to make it Reading 1-0 up. John Oster almost made it 2-0 in the 34th minute, but the shot hit the post.  After that, Reading absolutely collapsed. Within 2 minutes of the 2nd half, Frank Lampard equalized for Chelsea. Of course, it’s not a Chelsea win, if Didier “Swan Dive” Drogba doesn’t score the winning goal. A 25 yard strike went past Marcus Hannemann to win it for Chelsea in the 49th.

Man United 1 Portsmouth 1: Paul Scholes scored for Man U, and Benjani scored the equalizer for Portsmouth, as the Red Devils are in the bottom half of the table, with 2 straight draws. Oh well, it’s better than 2 losses.

Fulham 2 Bolton 1: Brilliant start for the Wanderers. Dead last with 2 losses and against the team that shouldn’t even be in the Premier League. David Healy and Alex Smertin rallied Fulham in the 22nd and 25th minute after being a goal down to Bolton at Craven Cottage.

Wigan 1 Middlesbrough 0: This new concept of scoring a goal worked as Wigan get their first win of the season.

Birmingham City 2 Sunderland 2: Very close game, but neither side get all 3 points today. Birmingham get their first result of the new season. Sunderland once again had to score in the 90th minute on a Stern John goal.

Man City 1 Derby 0: 2-0 start for Sven Goran Erikkson. Now they just need an offense and they’ll be successful.