CFC transfer analysis (and Antonio Conte’s budgie smugglers) suggests tide is turning

Just three weeks ago, Chelsea supporters (I’m one by the way) were whinging about how poor the transfer window had been so far. Nobody had been signed, apart from the obligatory second-choice goalkeeper.

There was press speculation that Antonio Conte was also unhappy with the lack of new players and that he was refusing to sign a contract extension, even though he was on an Italian beach. The players were becoming disillusioned, particularly the ‘kids’ because they were not getting enough first-team action. And then there was Diego Costa, ahhh, Diego, who apparently, according to himself, had been told he was surplus to requirements in a text message sent by his manager, presumably whilst lying there, on that beach, in his budgie smugglers.

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Roman Abramovich still living rent-free in the heads of Chelsea’s detractors

Nearly 15 years after Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea, opposing fans and pundits still cannot accept the Blues’ success. Yet when any other club splashes a billionaire’s cash, they are lauded for their ambition.

Everton get a new owner who comes in, spends a shed load of money and suddenly they become the greatest thing since sliced bread. They have very quickly become the current media darlings of English football, taking the mantle from fellow scousers, Liverpool FC.

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