GH: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea (26 points)

Last updated : 17 December 2007 By @blades_mad1889
Club Guide

Team: Chelsea
Ground: Stamford Bridge
Capacity: 42,449
Date Visited: 17 March 2007 (v Sheffield United)

Stadium and Pitch: 7/10

Stamford Bridge is an attractive stadium and comes as no surprise that people wish to add it to their 'have been to' collecting of Football Stadiums in England; however regardless of how attractive it may be I didn't believe it warranted the £48.00 ticket price.

Away fans were shoved into the upper corner tier behind goal, although the view was excellent with no pillars or posts in the way, just a very good view of the ground.

As for the pitch it too was great, even for March the pitch was luscious and green. Again, as stated in previous reviews I am not a keen traveller to London venues although will do to watch the Blades - and this shows having visited; Crystal Palace, Wembley (old), Chelsea and West Ham United in the capital whilst I also plan to add more.

Baring this in mind I am not too sure if I would visit this ground again, largely due to the extortionate price!

Programme: 6/10

As far as the match day programme was concerned Chelsea FC didn't waver from the other clubs and charge £3.00 for 76 pages whilst dedicating six pages to the opposition.

Performance and Result: 6/10

Chelsea 3-0 Sheffield United: Sheffield United battled hard against a difficult opponent; but eventually succumbed to a 3-0 defeat to the Premier League runners-up. Andriy Shevchenko (4 minutes) latched onto a long ball and got clear of the defence to fire into top corner of the goal at the angle.

Goal scorer then turned provider; when on 17 minutes the Ukrainian slipped Soloman Kalou through to net his goal before in second half Michael Ballack (58) headed home the Blues third of the day following Shaun Wright-Phillips cool free-kick.

Despite the result the Blades went away with there heads held high as pundits expected a cricket score at Stamford Bridge; although things didn't go their way when early doors Rob Hulse went into a rough challenge with Chelsea keeper Pet Cech and broke his leg.

Atmosphere: 7/10

The atmosphere in side Stamford Bridge was pretty good before the game but the home faithful did tend to die down once the match started.

Overall: 26/40

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