HOLLOWAY FRUSTATED BY BLACKPOOL DISPLAY
Blackpool boss Ian Holloway has said that he is frustated by Blackpool's display against Chelsea. The Tangerines went down 4-0 to the Blues with each goal coming inside the opening period before the visitors re-shaped after the interval.
Salomon Kalou opened the scoring after less than two minutes before a Florent Malouda double either side of Didier Drogba's strike put Chelsea in cruise control. Despite a drastic improvement after the break, Holloway believes the home side eased up their urgency and allowed Blackpool to see more of the ball.
The Blackpool boss admits his side had given themselves too much to do and never expected a comeback to materialise. "I thought we were absolutely useless first half, but they showed a champion's mentality from the first corner," Holloway told Sky Sports.
"And all our game plan went out the window after a minute or so. I was much happier with the second half but they took the foot off the gas. We drew the second half and created a couple of chances but it was all about pride then, it was too late.
"We're all very proud people here and I thought we would have given them a much better game than that but sometimes you have to say how good they are."