REPOST - Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea - Chelsea throw it all away!

Chelsea were beaten this afternoon by Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park and the result officially sees the end of any title hopes we ha...

Chelsea were beaten this afternoon by Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park and the result officially sees the end of any title hopes we had left after the defeat to Aston Villa!

I haven't seen the game personally and will have to sit and watch it later but it's a result that leaves us all scratching our heads, wondering what the hell has happened!!

Is it the tactics here and at Villa? Is it the players? Has it been the manager and his team selections for games against the teams lower down the table or is it simply a case of the players and everyone connected with the club believing the manager when he said we are not in the title race after all these weeks.

We only have ourselves to blame and it's as simple as that. We cannot expect to take performances away from home such as Everton, Stoke, Newcastle, West Brom, Aston Villa and now Crystal Palace to place us in serious contention for the title, despite other teams losing games around us.

It's all well and good thrashing Arsenal, beating Tottenham, City and Liverpool but you have to make sure that you treat EVERY SINGLE game in the Premier League on its own merits. Every team deserves respect and we have to play with the same levels of intensity that we have that night at the Ethiad and against Arsenal last week!

After the game Gary Cahill said:

"Crystal Palace worked hard and they made it difficult for us. They played a lot of long balls and direct football and we're disappointed with the result.

We have got to keep going but it feels like the end, that it is over. It is massively disappointing and at the end of the game it was a horrible feeling. We have to bounce back, we have only got a few days before we go to Paris." 

Jose Mourinho said:

"Now we have lost our chance of finishing first. Now we depend too much on other results.

Crystal Palace deserved the victory, they fought for their lives. We had good chances and their goalkeeper made some good saves in the first half. But their spirit was stronger, their desire was stronger and their commitment was stronger. That disappoints me, but it's a defeat that we can only blame ourselves for.

Some of our players are not comfortable in these types of matches, like Stoke away, Newcastle away and Everton away. Can I change this? I don't know. My defenders are phenomenal, but in other positions we have players that can be in trouble." 

What do you people think of all this? What do you think of how we have stumbled in recent weeks against the supposed lower league sides?

Tonight I am 100% in agreement with Gary Cahill - It's a horrible feeling!

“free bets uk“ lists all the up to date betting offers and bonuses from top UK Bookmakers.



Google +

The Football Blog Network

Check out the UK's latest betting offers for upcoming Premier League matches at
Find out our list of the best betting sites and compare their bonuses before signing up with a new bookie.
For all the best free bet promo codes head over to Betting Code
Get the best online free bets at Max Free Bets
For all the latest casino bonuses and slot reviews head to Choice Casinos
Head over to Bookies Bonus for reviews on the best online bookies
Grab a free bet to use this season with Free Bet Info
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Looking for the best offers on Football? Head to
We recommend when comparing for new betting sites for football
Chelsea fans, check out, the most comprehensive guide to all online betting offers on the web!
Check out our guide to the best Online Casino Ratings for the top casino sites and unique bonus offers
Betting on Chelsea? Compare the best betting sites at, which lists the top UK bookies.
Check out the best online casinos in India at
Before you place any bets on Chelsea we suggest get these bookmakers free bets