I have been a supporter, a fan, of Chelsea Football Club from the Chelsea Music Hall Days (Chelsea Palace Of Varieties) till now. About 1947 till 2018 – some 71 years.
In 2018, Chelsea seem to be at yet another critical moment in its interesting history. Its future as a topmost performing world football club is dependent on wise and thoughtful decisions about its future, soon to be made.
Today I ask a troubling managerial question which I leave hanging.
In 2018, who the hell thought it a good idea to sell Matic and Costa without top quality replacements? Matic and Costa are players with a massive pith presence.
They are top quality players who can look after themselves and give support to others. Attributes so needed against Tottenham Hotspurs last weekend.
Spurs have always been a very physical side. On Sunday Erik Lamela and Jan Vertonghen were roaming the pitch, elbowing and tackling like demented bulls. Both Hazard and Fabregas received recklessly painful physical attacks that should have seen two red cards and two Tottenham players expelled from the game. I say “game” but for those two it was more like war!