After a desperately disappointing Premier League campaign that resulted in a below-par mid-table finish, Chelsea were looking to bounce back in this campaign. Chelsea have a billionaire owner, a recent history of success and a terrific manager, but they do not have a world-class team anymore.
Let me bury the lede completely by first talking about how this seems like a bit of an over-reaction from the FA, to fire (errr... agree to terminate by "mutual consent" the contract of) Sam Allardyce as England manager after the Telegraph's "sting" operation (i.e. entrapment, which illegal in most states) has revealed the big man making some money on the side in some, possibly semi-shady, deals. I know, I know. "You mean the FA are more than willing to give in to the wild swings of the fickle public opinion?" you might ask with feigned shock and outrage remembering the campaign and the fines against Chelsea and Mourinho and the yellow cards for Costa for breathing in too foreign of a way and
Sept 26 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the English premier league matches on Monday Monday, September 26 Burnley 2 Watford 0 Sunday, September 25 West Ham United 0 Southampton 3 Saturday, September 24 Arsenal