Never in a million years did I expect to write such a surprising scoreline as written in the the subject header line. I have always believed that you should always 'EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED' when it comes to the fortunes of Chelsea Football Club and that statement is so Chelsea in the light of events that have happened over the last couple of weeks.
It will take me an eternity to be convinced that Mr Grant IS the man for the Chelsea job. Only one person is convinced that Grant is and that is 'Rich Boy,' but I am still of the impression that Grant's position as manager will blow up in 'Rich Boy's' face BIG-TIME!!!
But do I really care? NO not at the moment. Chelsea are top of their Champions League Group as top seeds should be.
Grant has also taken us into the 4th round of the Carling Cup so all that needs to be sorted is progession and points in the Premiership, continuing at Bolton Wanderers on Sunday afternoon.
It was great that Ricky played after his lengthy injury spell and JT donned the 'mask of Zorro' and played, Dids played (despite his forthcoming 3 match Premiership ban), Mikel returned and Joey oh Joey Cole is returning back to his best.
After nine minutes when David 'Aston' Villa (sorry Cesar) put Valencia ahead - the writing was on the wall! The goal came after a Chelsea clearance bounced off Essien's chest and the ball landed perfectly into the path of David 'Aston' Villa who took it on and scored with aplomb past the helpless Cech.
I called for Chelsea fans to support the club and the fans way up high in the sky at the Mestalla did the Blue shirt proud. From as high as they were, the TV mics picked up their support all night, and these fans just sum up the 'true' support that Chelsea has at this moment in time.
I still wish I had 'forgotten' the mortgage payment and got meself out to the Mestalla!!!
Chelsea equalised twenty odd minutes later from a Moretti own goal from great work from Malouda out on Chelsea's left. You knew straight away that Joey didn't score 'cos of the way he ran back for the re-start!!!!
David 'Aston' Villa had a second half goal disallowed for offside when the score was 1-1 and then the 'unbelievable' happened. Nineteen minutes from time Joey picked up the ball from inside Chelsea's half and with the outside of his boot, sent a 25 yard plus pass to the Dids who took on and beat the last defender to score with a rifle shot into the bottom right of Valencia's net.
2-1 to Chelsea and on an unbelievable night - Grant the 'who-man' had reproduced the result that Jose had acheived only five months before.
NEVER EXPECT THE EXPECTED!!!!