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Ahead of Wednesday’s League Cup clash between Chelsea and Grimsby Town at Stamford Bridge, Grimsby manager Michael Jolley has warned Frank Lampard’s Chelsea that anything is possible.
According to Jolley, it’s 11 vs 11 in a game of football as he hoped for an upset at Stamford Bridge. But it wasn’t to be as Frank Lampard’s side had too much swagger to win the game 7-1.
Chelsea ran riot against Grimsby and the scoreline didn’t flatter at all.
Speaking after the game, Grimsby boss Michael Jolley tipped his cap off for Chelsea as he applauded the performance of the Chelsea team.
He said: “We have to tip our caps to them. They’re an absolutely top outfit, and the quality from their players is absolutely unbelievable.
“Our boys gave it everything tonight, but it wasn’t quite enough.”
Grimsby got into the game at one point and got a goal that startled Chelsea a bit to take the scores to 2-1. But their momentum ended as Pedro scored a penalty just before half-time.
Jolley said: “Being able to go in at 2-1, you never know, it might have been a bit more nervous in the stadium.
“The penalty was pivotal just before half-time, and then the second half was really, really tough for us, but that’s going to be the case when you’re playing Chelsea away.”
5000 Grimsby fans made the trip to Stamford Bridge, and Folley praised the energy they gave to the side.
He said: “Incredible. What a turnout from them. We’re just so, so grateful to them.
“To travel down all the way from Grimsby, taking days off work to be here, they gave us great energy and hopefully there was a period in the game where they really enjoyed it.
“Even towards the end with Macca making saves and being defiant, they were in good voice. Hopefully they enjoyed the experience, and let’s hope we have more days like this.”