Hello good people and I guess it’s time to take the foot off the pedal regarding the last few weeks of Liverpool talk.
As mentioned before, I have a mandate… to chat about the big news stories in the English top flight and let’s face it, the Scousers have been making the back pages (for the wrong reasons) for a couple of months now.
The disappointing thing for those of you who support Klopp’s boys is that it looks like the story has died a bit and so has your season.
On the flipside and I haven’t been able to do it for a while, things are looking pretty sweet over in West London.
As much as it hurts to see Frank Lampard leaving the Bridge on a low, Thomas Tuchel has worked absolute magic!
The team is completely indistinguishable from what it was under Frank. It’s incredible how deadbeat players like Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso are now first-choice defenders and deservedly so.
It’s gone from a defensive setup that looked Sunday League to an impregnable shape that even has pundits fancying the Blues for possible European glory.
Not sure I’d agree with Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand (following the defeat of Atletico Madrid) that “everyone will be scared to play Chelsea” in the Champions League.
Bayern Munich still scare the sh!t out of me and Manchester City are a complete unit. But yes, if you don’t concede goals you don’t lose games. However there’s still a long way to go matching the effectiveness of Chelsea’s backline with the relatively poor record up front.
But overall, from mid-table obscurity, it does feel like this is shaping up to be a really good season.
Solid in fourth, FA Cup semifinal and a Champions League draw that couldn’t have gone much better! Porto, then the winner of Liverpool v Real Madrid.
And yes I know that sounds crazy, but surely even after such a short Tuchel stint, the Blues should be favourites against the champions of England and the has-been kings of Spain? That’s if we get past Porto…
Yeah I know, getting a bit carried away. But gimme a moment, man’s been a bit depressed this season.
While we’re on the subject of Europe, jeeeez, what the hell happened to Spurs?
When you compare the two night’s, Chelsea whacking Spain’s best in the Champions League on Wednesday, then Tottenham getting smacked 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb on a cold Thursday night in Europe’s arse-wipe competition, how can those cocky bastards even debate what colour London is? Are they jas?
And Arsenal for that matter, they’re looking at their worst (position-wise and football-wise) since I can remember.
Can anyone tell me what improvement Mikel Arteta has made? Hold it down chaps, while you’re battling it out for who’s who in North London, Chelsea are repping the capital!
The weekend’s FA Cup quarters were a bit disappointing to be honest and the four winners face off in about a month.
Chelsea might have got it good in the Champions League draw, but City in the FA Cup is a tough one to think about. But hey, as they say, you gotta beat the best if you’re gonna win a trophy.
Keep safe my good people, do the right thing, keep your distance, mask up and wash dem handies… chat next week.