PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2011 10:52

Villas Boas pleased as Bosingwa helps Chelsea to victory

Chelsea 3-1 Norwich City

Jose Bosingwa scored his first goal of the season as Andre Villas-Boas’ Chelsea survived an error from goalkeeper Hilario to beat Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The Portugal right-back opened the scoring after just five minutes, starting and finishing the move by firing in from outside the area with his right foot. Chelsea held on to the lead until just after the hour mark, when Hilario clattered into his team-mate Ivanovic when coming for a cross, allowing Grant Holt to equalise for Norwich.

Chelsea had to wait until less than ten minutes from time to re-establish their advantage, as former Benfica midfielder Ramires won a penalty that saw visiting goalkeeper John Ruddy sent off. Frank Lampard converted the spot kick to put the Blues 2-1 up, and the day was topped off by debutant substitute Juan Mata scoring deep into injury time.

“It was hard work, particularly in the second half," Villas-Boas said after the match.

"I think the goal we suffered came against the running of the game because we were a little bit calmer at that stage, but we raised the tempo and the emotions of the game. I think we were able to respond well to suffering the goal.

"We played better in our overhaul, 90 minute performance because we only had two second halves against Stoke and West Brom when we were good. We were more consistent, so we are happy with that and fortunately enough we managed to turn the result in our favour."

Comments (3)
3 Monday, 29 August 2011 02:49
I hope that this means he will be fit to play for the national team. It is disappointing that he will not be there on Friday but I think Bento will now call him up. I have nothing against Perreira but he cannot be compared to Bosingwa.
BOSS appears to be back
2 Sunday, 28 August 2011 22:00
Bosingwa looked pretty good this game, the goal was beautiful as well. I think if he stays healthy and can continue to play like the Bosingwa of old he will have a good shot at reclaiming his starting RB spot on the NT. With Villas Boas at Chelsea he will likely have his name penciled in at starting RB this season just as long as he can stay healthy. Just pray his knees don't give out from under him now. Go BOSS. Don't like Chelsea though!
what an amazing kick!
1 Sunday, 28 August 2011 17:53
wow! that shot was right on! Too bad he wasn't on the roster for the NT:(

Add your comment