Something strange is happening at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have gone from targeting £30m defenders to unproven centre backs for peanuts from second rate French clubs (no offence Nantes).
The whole season so far has had a sour taste to it and the club’s transfer dealings have the same disjointed feel to them. With hours left in the transfer window we appear to be scrabbling around for scraps.
Mourinho has not been himself, picking fights with just about everyone, including the medical staff and some of his own players. This is uncharacteristic for Mourinho, who is talking and acting like there is a subplot going on in the background.
If that is the case then Chelsea fans have plenty to worry about as a happy Mourinho is a winning Chelsea and I don’t think I could deal with another 2007 style catastrophic exit.
The Transfer Saga
Inspired by a poor start to the season, the transfer floodgates seem to have opened despite the club having the spine from last season intact with a couple of useful additions. We go into the final hours of the window with two big names on fans lips in the form of Stones and Pogba, but unpronouncable French defenders instead.
If Azpilicueta is Dave, if Papy Djilobodji signs I guess we will have to call him Jeff. Then there is the Michael Hector debacle, a player aged 23 who has struggled to perform anywhere, who would be bought to be loaned out again.
All these goings on suggest that things are not well in the Blues camp, the whole mood of the club seems off, a little like it did in 2007. Lets hope that I am just being paranoid and things will slowly return to normal after the international break.
I guess we needed some drama from somewhere, romping to the title gave the media little to write about.