It was the perfect storm. The premier league champions had lost their first game of the season to Burnley FC, who’d barely avoided relegation last season. They also had four starters out to suspension and injury, and their next game was an away derby against Tottenham. Their manager had signed a new contract on increased wages, but ominously, no extension.

Ex-Chelsea players Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, Kevin de Bruyne and Mo Salah were showing themselves to be among the best players in their respective positions in the premier league – playing for Chelsea’s title rivals.

And want-away striker Diego Costa sat above the entire dismal mess, firing furious demands and accusations at his club from a distance, like thunderbolts from some angry Azteca god. […]

By, Barnabas Gwaza (Twitter: @BarnabasTGS) Two games into the season and if you let the chatter tell it, we’ve already been relegated and we’ve now won the league. However while the pandemonium over the Burnley loss last weekend was an over the top reaction, one would be forgiven for being over the moon today as […]

By, Ayodeji Itasanmi (Twitter: @aryhorblueblood) Wembley Stadium/August 20, 2017   This fixture could not have come at a more inconvenient time than the present with all that is going on within and around the club. I’m sure the Tottenham players and fans will already be licking their lips in anticipation of what for them could […]