McLeish's View: Chelsea (a)

Last updated : 28 January 2010 By Brian Cartlidge

The Blues boss was far from disappointed after the 3-0 defeat Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night ended a run of 15 matches unbeaten.

He was, however, a little disappointed with the manner in which Blues had started the game against the title contenders.

"We shot ourselves in the foot with a bad start," he said after the match.

"It was most unlike us. We were caught flat-footed and that first goal was too easy. We're playing against a world-class side there.

"I don't think anyone has won here this season and they have battered better teams than us.

"We had chances at 2-0 and it would have been interesting had we got the goal back, but we never took the opportunities.

"I'm not disappointed with the players at all. They deserve tremendous credit for the run they have been on and they have the character to bounce back.

"Chelsea are a good side. They have the foreign flavour, their keep-ball and movement is excellent.

"They are one of the favourites for the Champions League, let alone the Premier League.

"We have kept the ball better than that and were wasteful in possession, but I'll forgive the players this one. There's no disgrace in losing here."