I can't tell you how annoyed I’m getting with the ‘fans’ of my own club.
I know it’s only really knobs on social media, but it’s enough to stop me going to Stamford Bridge for fear of knocking someone out.
It’s pathetic - the new breed - only interested in teams that win trophies. Gone are the days of supporting a club and sticking with it whatever the circumstances.
All top clubs are now owned by super wealthy business people and unfortunately, we just have to put up with it.
It’s not like when Roman Abramovich took over I could just walk away?
As I’ve said many times before, I prefer the old days down the Fulham Road. Yes, we’ve become an elite club that wins regular silver, but with it, legions of new fans that I personally find infuriating.
They seem to treat football like a night out at the theatre, people who haven’t kicked a ball or broken their school pants in the playground.
Ok, it sounds harsh, there’s nothing REALLY wrong with ANYONE supporting a club.
But it just grates me, the constant criticism about Chelsea by so-called fans: “pass pass pass, nothing”, “We’ve gone backwards since Conte”, “Sarriball doesn’t work” along with the constant criticism of certain players.
The most regular target is Willian? WILLIAN of all players? Are they on drugs?
For me one of the best in the Premier League. He’s a brilliant footballer.
Ok, he doesn’t score many goals, but I struggle to name another midfielder that can match his work rate, skill level, ability to beat players, intuitive positioning and link up play.
The big question to all those Chelsea Wallies is why - at age 30 - is Barcelona offering mad money for him? Huh? That’s right, possibly the best side in the world has made him one of their top targets.
The other crazy thing I try to deal with is that Maurizio Sarri is about five months into the job. Introducing a new system, with new players.
We’re solidly in fourth place just behind - according to most - one of the best sides ever in the Premier League, Manchester City.
We’re also in two cups, I mean, you couldn’t really expect a better start?
Anyway, back to this weekend and most notably, Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Brighton.
It was a poor performance as compared with the high press, a high-tempo game they usually dish up but got the result, which as we know is the sign of a Championship winning side, picking up the points even when playing badly!
Tottenham and Arsenal were the big losers, with the Gunners getting undone at West Ham, creating huge pressure at the Emirates, with a six-point gap to fourth and shock, horror, level on points with Man United.
Spurs are now nine points off the chase but will be without Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son over the next few weeks sits all crumbling in North London!
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had his first real test on Sunday and United looked excellent in the first half.
Tottenham should have got something out of the game following a non-stop attacking second period, but David De Gea was equal to everything that came at him.
And by the way, Rashford’s finish was good, but Pogba’s pass to assist? Hardly a word about that? It was the pass of the season!
Despite being completely outplayed for 45 minutes, a lot will be taken out of the game and the Red Devils will have their sights set on snatching a Champions League spot.
Oh well, on to Saturday and a massive one to look forward to as Chelsea travel to Arsenal, it’s a must win for both sides, hard one to call, let me know your thoughts: [email protected]