Rafa: We deserved more
Despite being pleased to have earned a point at Chelsea on Saturday, Rafa van der Vaart believes the team deserved all three.
Our Dutch midfielder almost opened the scoring twice at the end of the first half, with Petr Cech making a good stop from a close range effort before Ashley Cole blocked the follow up attempt.
Regardless of the missed opportunities - Ade and Gareth also went very close to scoring in the second half - the team battled superbly to earn a point at a ground that has been notoriously difficult for us in the Premier League era.
"We had a few great chances - including me twice - and I was disappointed, but that's life as a football player; sometimes you miss. When the ball was on my left foot it was much easier and I tried to smash it. It's a pity," said Rafa after the match.
"I think we played well today, we kept the ball well, and I think we deserved more than a point.
"But a point gives us confidence for the next few games, especially to have earned it away from home against a big team. We did well."