Heroes and Villains: Featuring two keepers Capped by EnglandBy: Rob | August 14th, 2010
The Premier League then, is well and truly back, and back with it, is Good Day/Bad Day, renamed Heroes and Villains. Its my occasionally regular series with pithily sums up a day in football, by praising those that have done well, and pointing and sneering at those who have done badly. So here is your opening day of the season dose:
Blackpool: Well, Well. Not only did Ian Holloway’s new boys win on the opening day of the season, away from home, but they did it 4-0 against Wigan. Fair to say Wigan miss Titus Bramble already?
Joe Hart. Roberto Mancini had a tough choice this morning between club vice captain Shay Given and England Number 1 Joe Hart. He picked the latter, and he’ll be thankful as he basically single handedly earned Manchester City a point against Spurs.
Didier Drogba. Became the 7th player to score a hat trick on the opening day of a Premier League season. He did it against a West Brom side that was beaten pretty comprehensively in the end (it was 6-0)
Scott Carson. Wasn’t at fault for all of Chelsea’s goals, but he did provide them with the first confidence destroyer. After saving a shot from Drogba, he someone let it get away from him right into the feet of an oncoming attacker.
The Wigan Defence. Credit to Blackpool, but Wigan’s defence did look absolutely shocking today.
The Chelsea Medical Staff. Just ask the West Brom Blog, whose fantasy team was destroyed by the fact that he thought Drogba and Cech were injured.