Stalemate. Not much to report on that half: two excellent chances, both spawned thanks to some inexperience and some excellent keeping. Nouble really should have buried his chance. To be fair, he kept his shot down, Cole of two seasons ago would have blasted it over, but he hit it the wrong side of the keeper and far too close to him. Diamanti's follow up was well saved. Did Faubert put in the original pass? It was superb!
For the second, both Collison and Nouble did excellently until the shot, which Collison tried to bend rather than blast and which was at a comfortable saving height and again too close to the keeper: a good effort but Lampard would have tucked it away at Jack's age.
At the back, Tomkins and Spector have done well (except when Tomkins played Chuckle Brothers with Faubert - to you, to me - and nearly let in Boetang). Upson, however, has been poor. Three times he has given away possession carelessly inside our final third. Kovac and Behrami giving good defensive screening and Noble has played his part in keeping it tight but we are offering very little going forward again. Will Cole and Stanislas be sent on if we still haven't scored after 70 minutes?