Date:Friday November 7 2008
Blackburn Rovers manager Paul Ince has heaped praise on Chelsea, ahead of our meeting with them on Sunday.
Chelsea had always got the job done under Jose Mourinho (getting the results and the silverware to prove this) but Ince feels that under the awesome Luiz Felipe Scolari they have gone to another level of attacking football that is a joy to watch, but they have that balance of defence and attack right.
Ince told Sky Sports: "They are absolutely awesome. Under Mourinho they were a fantastic outfit, one of the best, but had a lot of 1-0 results and based their game on defensive play.
"Now they play more expansive and attractive football and they are a joy to watch.
"It always was Manchester United and Arsenal you enjoyed watching because of the way they played and now you can add Chelsea to that.
"Some of their play has been absolutely delightful.
"Chelsea are starting to play with that arrogance that Manchester United and Arsenal have and that makes them very dangerous.
"We always knew they were solid and now under Scolari their football is different class."
Chelsea were thrashed in Italy on Wednesday evening in the Champions League by Roma, and that isn't a good thing for Rovers at all as Ince fears a backlash this Sunday.
He added: "They will have been hurt getting beaten by Roma and will probably have a point to prove.
"We are under no illusions. Technically they are better players than us, they are world class-players, but we can't afford to be in fear of them.
"If we work as hard as we can and get a little bit of luck and by playing our football, who knows?
"We'll have a go at them that's for sure."
Incey is right Scolari has Chelsea playing some superb football, the best football that I (and many others) have seen them play for a long while. If we could take a point now I'm not sure you would find many that wouldn't be happy with it. It'll be a tough match for us, but why bother turning up if we are throwing in the towel before we even begin!!!
NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.
For information on how to join the Vital Fantasy Football Game (and how to also join the Vital Blackburn Mini League!!!) Click Here.
Date:Friday November 7 2008
Rovers Bring In Ipswich's Taylor (Friday March 27 2015)
Rhodes Returns For Scotland (Friday March 27 2015)
Striker Stays With Ipswich (Thursday March 26 2015)
No Blackett Interest & Rhodes Not For Sale! (Thursday March 26 2015)
Bolton Plan Loanee Talks (Thursday March 26 2015)
Blackburn Keen On Defender Return (Tuesday March 24 2015)
On Is Off Again! (Monday March 23 2015)
Winger Returns To Blackburn (Monday March 23 2015)
Rhodes Or Gestede?? (Monday March 23 2015)
Bowyer: Standard We Have Set Was Not Met (Monday March 23 2015)
|12. Sheff Wed||39||13||14||12||-4||53|
|13. Leeds Utd||39||14||10||15||-4||52|
|RUFC - Technology Or Not For Refs?
» Rotherham : 28/03/2015 09:16:00
|LUFC Byram aiming for promotion push next season
» Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 09:00:01
|LUFC Young midfielder looking ahead to next season
» Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 08:00:01
|Commons: We Haven't Replaced Hooper
» Norwich : 28/03/2015 07:00:01
|LUFC On This Day - March 28th
» Leeds Utd : 28/03/2015 07:00:00