The first game of the season is over, and Chelsea fans can smile for the most part. We got off to a quick start in this one, and then it looked like we took our collective feet off the gas pedals a bit. Here are my initial thoughts after watching this one, and after the jump you can find the community player ratings for this one.
- Chelsea looked great coming out of the gate, but after 2 goals in 6 minutes they certainly backed off and defended a bit. With 2 more Premier League matches to be played by this time next week, I really don't have a problem with that. 3 points are 3 points.
- The David Luiz yellow card was just ridiculous. It wasn't a dangerous challenge, didn't break up a counter, and was his first tackle of the game. After the ref had allowed several challenges from James McCarthy which had both been more dangerous and stopped a potential counter without reaching for his pocket, pulling the Yellow for sideshow was ridiculous. It had no impact on the game at all, but that's 1 yellow he shouldn't have on his card count for the year.