Chelsea's pressing game...

Our performance against Kitchie yesterday really impressed me I have to say. Not because we won 4-0 at a canter and shut out a disappointing...

Our performance against Kitchie yesterday really impressed me I have to say. Not because we won 4-0 at a canter and shut out a disappointing Kitchie side, but because of this new pressing game we had.

Granted it's only pre season and it was only Kitchie, but the way we pressed high up the pitch and closed the opposition down in their own half was impressive and reminded me of the way Barcelona do it.

Of course it's early days like I said, but it's obvious that this is the way AVB wants us to play and adapt it to the Premier League.

Barcelona are the benchmark for they way they play football with the ball at their feet but also in the way they pressurise players with the ball in their own half to cause errors and to win the ball back.

The question remains whether or not Chelsea will be able to play this way in the Premier League week in, week out because, and I mean no disrespect to Barcelona or Spanish football in general, the demands of our game and speed of the game is greater here in England.

As far as pre season goes, yesterday was another step forward from the team and things are beginning to come together which was pleasing and for me, we seemed as though we are at a different level of fitness to Villa and Blackburn already.

It will be interesting to see in Saturday's final if AVB wants Chelsea to continue with our pressing game against Villa and to see how we do. If yesterday's performance was anything to go by, I personally would carry on with it as I don't believe that Premier League sides are used to being hassled the same.

Let's see what happens, but like I said, so far I really like it!


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