Originally Posted by marcus agrippa
So we conceded more than in our three winning seasons. Fact is, we still conceded less than our main challengers for the title. I'm actually curious to know how many point we dropped during that torrid time. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't that many.
There were other factors than our defence involved. We should've beaten Chelsea away, though we probably deserved the loss at home, though that came courtesy of a refereeing error.
I just don't think injuries to the defence was as determining a factor.
We dropped a load of crucial points during our injury crisis. Points we would usually pick up. The games against Villa and Fulham were amongst the most annoying.
As for the two games against Chelsea. We deserved more than we got. On another day, with a different ref, things would have turned out very differently.
The funny thing about last season is that our midfield held it's own in big games better than it has done in title-winning seasons over the last few years, especially against Chelsea.