Roeder: Premiership Must Get Wise To Chelsea Tricks

Last updated : 23 December 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

He claims it was not any particular football skill that won Chelsea the game, but their ability to "get one over" on the opposition. And his players fell for the sucker punch.

Roeder: "When we are getting no help from the referee or his assistants, the players have got to help themselves and that includes stopping opposing teams stealing a march on us the way Chelsea did.

"But we have also got to take some of the positives from Wednesday night into tomorrow's game. For instance, we have played Chelsea twice in the space of a week and they have only scored with the help of a mis-kick and from an illegally-taken free-kick.

"In fact, Shay Given has hardly had a shot to save over the two games with Chelsea and this means the men in front of him have done their job."