Yesterday’s game was a painful watch — the chasm in quality looked as big as the points difference between ourselves and City. And the final Champions League place is slipping further out of reach with every game.
Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku returns to Stamford Bridge tomorrow, where his Chelsea dream was effectively ended by the impossibility of competing with Jose Mourinho’s ‘untouchables’, with every right to believe that the tables have now been well and truly turned.
I LOVE beating Arsenal. I absolutely LOVE IT. They just take it SO badly — it’s always somebody else’s fault, they’ve always been swindled, it’s not fair, they’re the Corinthians of the English game dontcha know. There are toys scattered all around North London.
ALK about splitting opinion. Chelsea’s Diego Costa was the key man in a pivotal London derby that has effectively kick-started Chelsea’s season and all but ended Arsenal’s. But he received as much criticism as he did praise afterwards and could today discover if he faces FA disciplinary action.
As I watched John Terry hold that Premier League trophy aloft it struck me how lucky we have been as fans in the last 10 years — not in terms of success — that goes without saying, but more in terms of the players that we have had the privilege of calling our own.
After a week in which the general election was the only topic of conversation in England, the red flag is still flying at half-mast for Liverpool despite a hard-earned point against the blues of Chelsea who have already won the Premier League by a huge majority.
At this late stage in the saga, it hardly required official confirmation that the trail had gone cold but, yes, just for the record, Martin O’Neill did concede yesterday that Irish interest in Harry Kane is definitively over.