Chelsea’s poor form since Christmas has gone almost under the radar. It has seen us fall from third on the coattails of United to fifth and the ignominy of following another league-winning season by failing to qualify for the Champions League.
You can’t take anything away from Everton — they personified the word “tenacious” in every area. They made us look little more than an average Premier League team. Us looking little more than an average team is becoming a bit of a habit.
Bayern Munich have often been referred to as FC Hollywood while David Beckham, with his Los Angeles tan still intact, continues to act as leading man since moving to France; but the events of the last 24 hours have proved that nobody in European football can put on a show quite like the Moscow State Circus of Stamford Bridge.