The climax of the English Football Season, the FA Cup, was played at Wembley this afternoon between Chelsea, the giants of the Premiership, and debt ridden, relegated and distraught Portsmouth.
It seemed that the Bookies had this game sorted before the start of the game, ruling out Portsmouth with odds as high as 17/1, with around 8/1 for the draw.
Chelsea had the better start of the two and peppered the Pompy woodwork. Drogba and Lampard both hit the post whilst Drogba, Terry and Kalou were denied when their efforts hit the crossbar – with Kalou defining logic by doing it from five yards with an empty goal in front of him. Piquionne also missed a great chance to steal a lead for Portsmouth early on, but they went into the dressing room at halftime with the frame of the goal to thank for a 0-0 scoreline.
Portsmouth picked up the play in the second half and ten minutes in they were given a penalty which Boateng drove straight down the middle; his feeble effort easily saved. Minutes after the big miss for Pompy, Chelsea were awarded a Freekick which was beautifully struck by Drogba, bouncing in off the inside of the post and giving The Blues the lead before the hour mark.
Portsmouth slouched into despair after the goal and never really looked like equalizing. Lampard missed a penalty for Chelsea late on, dragging his shot wide, and this game petered out with a 1-0 win for Chelsea who go on to secure the double with both the Premiership and the FA Cup trophies added to their 2010 cabinet.