We don’t often do well against them at home, but when we do it’s spectacular.
Most of us recall that best first half seen at the Stadium of Light when, having been walloped 4-0 on the opening day of our first season back in the Premier under Peter Reid, we waltzed into the same lead by the interval. SuperKev nearly made it five, and his third, as Chelsea pulled one back in the second half.
Then there was the relegation season when a sensational Kevin Ball diving header chalked up one of our two goals in a 3-0 win. And the 1-0 win from a Phillips penalty in 2001 when a delayed kickoff meant everyone had time for an extra drink or two before things got under way.
That’s about it in recent times. They usually come up North, snarl at the weather and grab three points smartish before making sure they’re back on the King’s Road as soon as possible.
No rollover from the unwon Leicester vs SAFC Guess the Score mug – how come no one guessed 0-0? – as I
am tryinghave succeeded in wangling one for the winner of the Beach Boys competition.
So have a go for single mug from Personalised Football Gifts by guessing Saturday’s score first and posting it before kickoff.
Usual rules apply. Chelsea supporters are welcome to join in and a Blues winner would received a mug with a modified design.
Monsieur Salut’s decision is final.
See also: a splendidly self-effacing Who are You? with Vaughan Pearce, music man and Chelsea fan: https://safc.blog/2014/11/safc-vs-chelsea-who-are-you-highs-and-lows-and-occasional-shame/