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Kaboul left feeling blue

Posted on 9 March 2014  - 10:55

Younes Kaboul was left stunned by how events eventually materialised at Stamford Bridge.

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The defender returned from injury and played his part as we performed well for the first 55 minutes against Chelsea.

But then the game turned against us.

Jan Vertonghen’s slip let in Samuel Eto’o to open the scoring on 55 minutes and just three minutes later, Younes was judged to have fouled Eto’o in the box and was sent off.

Eden Hazard slotted home the penalty and left us 2-0 down with 10 men for the final 30 minutes. It stayed at 2-0 until the 88th minute when Demba Ba scored twice for the final 4-0 scoreline.

Younes offered an honest assessment. “When you look at the game, if someone watched the first half and didn’t watch the rest, then saw the scoreline of 4-0, they would ask ‘what happened?’” he said.

“The thing I’m upset about is that we fell apart after 2-0.

“I thought we started the game very well, the first half was good, we played some good football and could have scored with Nabil and Sandro.

“We started the second half well as well but then we made a mistake, okay, then the second goal. For me, it wasn’t a penalty.

“After that, we fell apart really and it’s not good enough for the club. We have to do much better than that, even if there are consequences in the game that go against us.

“We should have a better reaction.”