Ward-Prowse believes he can learn from Chelsea defeat

Daily Echo: James Ward-Prowse James Ward-Prowse

James Ward-Prowse believes he can learn from Saints’ 5-1 defeat against a Chelsea side who boasted almost £100m worth of talent on their subs bench.

The midfielder was handed his first start since the end of October for the third round tie at St Mary’s.

Though Chelsea left the likes of £50m Fernando Torres and £13m Paolo Ferreira on the bench, they were still able to bring on £25m Oscar to complement the likes of £30m Eden Hazard, £19.8m Ramires and £7.5m debutant striker Demba Ba.

Chelsea were also able to give some rare game time to striker Marko Marin, who cost them £7m but who has only made three Premier League appearances.

That is the reality of life at Stamford Bridge, where even multi-million pound signings struggle to get a game.

And it is also part of the reason why it’s so hard for English youngsters to shine – witness the likes of Saints’ Jack Cork and Scott Sinclair at Manchester City for two examples of players who were unable to break through at the Blues and had to leave.

Read the rest of this story, plus full match report and reaction in today's Daily Echo.

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8:14am Mon 7 Jan 13

Abbey Saint says...

Chelsea have one thing - money.
The owner, fans and players compensate for that by respectively demonstrating they have no morals. no brains, and no class.
Chelsea have one thing - money. The owner, fans and players compensate for that by respectively demonstrating they have no morals. no brains, and no class. Abbey Saint

8:57am Mon 7 Jan 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Regretfully, being top of the fairplay League, and showing too much respect to "better" opponents isn't going to win you any success. I applaud NC for his stance against anyone that seem to be taking us for a ride, paying silly money is no longer an option, but you have to invest if you want to succeed. JWP is for the future and I hope he uses the lessons learnt to good effect for us in the future, along with many of the kids being brought through in the right way by our Academy.
Regretfully, being top of the fairplay League, and showing too much respect to "better" opponents isn't going to win you any success. I applaud NC for his stance against anyone that seem to be taking us for a ride, paying silly money is no longer an option, but you have to invest if you want to succeed. JWP is for the future and I hope he uses the lessons learnt to good effect for us in the future, along with many of the kids being brought through in the right way by our Academy. OSPREYSAINT

2:28pm Mon 7 Jan 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

Abbey Saint wrote:
Chelsea have one thing - money.
The owner, fans and players compensate for that by respectively demonstrating they have no morals. no brains, and no class.
Chelsea and the way that club is run is an utter disgrace.With them the rot starts at the top and in true maggie thatcher style trickles downwards.lets hope we thrash them 1-0 in the league next week and that either southend or brentford kick them out of the fa cup-hopefully all the way to siberia where abramovich should be working in a salt mine.
[quote][p][bold]Abbey Saint[/bold] wrote: Chelsea have one thing - money. The owner, fans and players compensate for that by respectively demonstrating they have no morals. no brains, and no class.[/p][/quote]Chelsea and the way that club is run is an utter disgrace.With them the rot starts at the top and in true maggie thatcher style trickles downwards.lets hope we thrash them 1-0 in the league next week and that either southend or brentford kick them out of the fa cup-hopefully all the way to siberia where abramovich should be working in a salt mine. CB FRY LIVES

7:03pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

"With them the rot starts at the top and in true maggie thatcher style trickles downwards." Margaret Thatcher never headed a rotten Government. Surely, you mean Blair or Brown? And if you really do mean Margaret Thatcher, she broke the Unions and you have so much to be thankful for that. She put the Great back into Britain.
"With them the rot starts at the top and in true maggie thatcher style trickles downwards." Margaret Thatcher never headed a rotten Government. Surely, you mean Blair or Brown? And if you really do mean Margaret Thatcher, she broke the Unions and you have so much to be thankful for that. She put the Great back into Britain. Sir Ad E Noid

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