Chelsea Champions League Performance Lackluster

September 12, 2006

uefa-champions-league.jpgChelsea were underwhelming in their 2 – 0 Champions League win over Werder Bremen.

The Premier League Champions needed a gift from the Bremen defense and a soft second-half penalty to grab three points in the Group Stage opener at Stamford Bridge.

Frank Lampard’s misfortune continued as he hit the post late on and Michael Ballack stepped up to take the penalty earned by Didier Drogba.

Werder Bremen will rue missed chances that would have certainly changed the complexion of the match. Down by only a goal, Miroslav Klose headed over the top from Torsten Frings, during a spell where the visitors were dominating.

The German internationals must have liked what they saw as they repeated the play a few minutes later with Klose heading off the bar from another brilliant Frings cross.

Chelsea were less than impressive and new signing Ashley Cole was terribly off his game. John Terry was also not himself and was lucky not to pick up a second yellow for a sloppy challenge on 58 minutes.

Jose Mourinho’s side will take comfort in full points from a poor performance that sees them at the top of the Group with first-seeded, and Champions League rivals, Barcelona.chelsea-soccer-ball.jpg

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