As opposed to many/most comments on the net I think Kovac was very good. We all know that the Czech can't offer much goin forward and - yes - he lacks feet to pass the ball like an Aquiliani.
But he has improved a lot defensivly and against Chelski he ran like a lion hunting. I think he was the main reason, together with our team spirit (and maybe Chelski's lack of the same), that we had an even game in 55 minutes. We all saw that Parker was dominating - if not the pitch, at least - the team. But I think he is offered a lot of liberty when Kovac is there behind him. Parker did a hell of a job defensivly as well, I know, but still I think they are doin quite well together. If we just had an even more creative passer in front of them.... In the last ten minutes Kovac was probably the most tired man on the field, but that is another story.
Gabbidon's come-back gave the team a less hysterical look when we defend. Maybe he will partner Tomkins next year. As I guess Upson - who once more didn't captain the team on the field or played like a CB Capello would like to have - will be sold.
Why Diamanti and Cole (the knee I suppose) was rested is still a big Q. At least Mido seemed to enjoy to play. As opposed to Ilan. Dyer also showed that he is not a finished article even if I once more would have given Stanislas more time.....
I think we played pretty alright this weekend and 4-1 was -as Zola said -flattering for the home team. But once more we let the fans down after goin 2-1 down. Why do we, once more, seem to just give up??