It's been a tough couple of weeks for the Chelsea football club, both in terms of European tournament play and domestic, regular season competition. Indeed, the Blues were eliminated from the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League last week after a lukewarm two-leg battle with Paris Saint Germain. The poor continental performance also seems to have affected Chelsea's momentum in the English Premier League, where the club has settled for a few surprising draws over the past few weeks. Help the football team recover from these recent disappointments, with a new Chelsea kit 2014 2015.
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The Champions League
Chelsea FC's recent woes began with the UCL round of 16. Drawn against PSG for the two-leg round, the Blues were favored by most to win the round and earn a spot in the quarterfinals. They had won four games and drawn two during the group stage-better than PSG's 4-win, 1-draw, 1-loss record in the groups.
Fans in the Chelsea kit 2014 seemed to be vindicated in their expectations on February 17th, when the two teams played the first leg of the round. The football match was an away fixture for the Blues, but that didn't stop them from being the first the score. Thanks to a 36-minute goal from Branislav Ivanovic, Chelsea was up 1-0 in the first half.
A win in the away leg would more or less have given Chelsea a guaranteed spot in the quarterfinals. After all, the Blues have only lost a single home fixture at Stamford Bridge all year: a January FA Cup fixture, where they lost to Bradford City. Winning the away leg against Paris Saint Germain would have given them a huge advantage.
Unfortunately, the wearers of the Chelsea third shirt 2014 2015 weren't able to hold their 1-0 lead until the end of the game. Less than 10 minutes into the second half, PSG's Edinson Cavani equalized the score, bringing about a 1-1 draw for the round of 16. Chelsea was still "ahead," based on the away goals rule, but would need a win at home to seal their quarterfinal advancement.
The Home Fixture
Ultimately, though, the Blues couldn't get the win they needed in the home leg. A contentious battle with Paris Saint Germain on March 11th saw both teams blocking one another's attacks for almost the entire game. It wasn't until the 81-minute mark that Gary Cahill did the Chelsea kit 2014 proud and put his team on the board.
For a moment, it looked like Cahill's point would be the winning goal, not just for the game, but for the round of 16 as a whole. But then PSG's David Luiz equalized and pushed the match into extra time. The additional 30 minutes of play allowed both teams to score once more. That brought the score to 2-2, tying both the fixture and the aggregate score. However, the Parisians had the edge in terms of away goals, and will now progress to the quarterfinal. The Blues, meanwhile, are out of the 2014 2015 Champions League tournament.
Premier Division Struggles
To add insult to injury, the wearers of the Chelsea third shirt 2014 2015 have seemingly hit a dry spell in England's Premier League as well. They've drawn three regular season home games-with Manchester City, Burnley, and Southampton-since the end of January alone. Comparatively, they only tied four soccer games total in the fall, and only one of them was a home match.
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