I guess the good news is that we haven't conceded. Yet. We don't look anywhere close to scoring, unfortunately, and if the match continues in the second half as it has in the first, there's only going to be one winner here. And it won't be us.
The alternating sequences of aimless Chelsea possession and Ighalo threatening at the other end were interrupted once by a route one chance for Diego Costa (there's joy to be found in that long ball), but unfortunately his shot deflected off Cathcart, just barely, but enough to squirt wide of the far post. While Chelsea did show tiny signs of life in the final 10-15 minutes, it's been largely uninspiring, slow, and inaccurate from the Blues.
At the other end, Terry and Zouma are generally at sea and rather fearful of Ighalo and Deeney, while if Paredes or Jurado or even Holebas come forward on the wings, we have little answer. Luckily enough, Ighalo seems to get more things wrong than right, and so we survive. For now.
And then there's Diego Costa sideshow. I have no idea what's gone on between him and Paredes, but it's got a bit of a storm in a teacup feel to it. Costa now has a yellow, so maybe toe that line a bit more safely in the second half?
Terrible play-acting from Paredes - would have liked to see him sent off for that, regardless of Costa also being silly— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) February 3, 2016
Where there's Costa, there's drama.
Anyway, onwards and upwards. 45 minutes to win it.