Bruce's View: Chelsea (h)

Last updated : 02 April 2006 By Brian Cartlidge

"We needed this performance with the problems we've got," the Blues boss said after the goalless draw on Saturday.

"Without eight members of our squad we were up against it but one thing we were looking for after the Liverpool game was a response.

"The longer the game went on we rode our luck a little bit. In the first half we could have taken the lead.

"At least we have restored a little pride and earned a point which is going to be vital over the next eight games in our mini-league with West Bromwich and Portsmouth."