No sign of Rory Delap or his long throw. He had apparently injured his hamstring in training the day before. You did not have to be a wag to say, ‘How does this prevent him from playing?’
Chelsea staff were seen measuring the distance from the touchline to the goalmouth pre-match, in preparation for the scud; this was about as much inconvenience as they were caused all afternoon.
Match report here: Blue is the Colour