Manchester United 2 Chelsea 0 and it was painfully clear that Jose Mourinho had more than one eye on the Red Devil’s impending Europa League game.
Earlier this season we beat these racists of well renown at The Lane and lost at Second Hand Fridge, but one doesn’t need to stare meaningfully at tealeaves to realise that Spurs are in the ascendant here.
Wembley, Wembley, Wembley. Oh that the game wasn’t at Wembley. I don’t vaguely buy into any fantasy that suggests if we beat The Blues there next week then it will help us beat the blues at that crummy venue when we’re wedded to the place next season.
But I do feel that we can beat this Chelsea team and their manager and his real hair-effect dry clean only hairpiece.
For me, this is a bold statement.
Nobody can start talking down what Chelsea have achieve in the league this season, but to win this league you need to be imperious. Chelsea have not been imperious. yet Chelsea remain title favourites. Sure, while were telling anyone who would listen that we were unbeaten, Chelsea were not drawing, they were winning.
However their ever decreasing runaway lead has only been comparative to the poor form of the sides beneath them. Chelsea have dropped some really dumb points. In reverse chronological order, they drew at Burnley. They were beaten by Crystal Palace.
Results against Manchester United point to the fallibility. Beaten the other night by two good goals, whilst rarely looking vaguely threatening themselves. Back in October, Chelsea hammered United 4-0.
My point here is that Chelsea isn’t the unstoppable freight train of yesteryear and I expect us to do very well against them indeed.