Yep that’s right Chelsea have reached the points tally of 40 which means we have avoided relegation this year…probably. Joking aside, it was a disappointing week in hindsight as we clung on to win 2-1 away at Norwich and then snatched a draw from the jaws of victory at home against Stoke on Saturday, thus ending our 3 match winning streak. Were Guus Hiddink’s substitutions in both games at fault or are the players still not firing on all cylinders, or is the crazy old Dutchman merely prioritizing wins in the Champions League and FA Cup.
On the show tonight we’ll be discussing what went wrong with the substitutions against Norwich and Stoke and asking has the team progressed under Guus and has the Dutchman given us false hope?
In part two we’ll be asking if Guus is prioritizing the Champions League and FA Cup at the expense of the Premier League; and we’ll be asking how it is that Traore can play without fear whilst Loftus-Cheek plays with the weight of expectation on him.
In part three we’ll be remembering the King of Stamford Bridge – Peter Osgood with the anniversary of his death 10 years ago last week; we’ll be discussing the farce of the meeting held by the Premier League big 5 on rumours of a European Super League and also musing over some potential ideas for the New Stamford Bridge Gates.
To wrap up in part four we’ll have the usual round up of Chelsea supporter news with a very long but fascinating email from a listener.
The Chelsea Football FanCast #346: ‘Naughty 40!’