The loss of two more precious points by Chelsea at West Brom last night is clear evidence that all is not well at the Bridge. And there is a growing feeling that the once seemingly unflappable Chelsea boss Josie Maureen is beginning to crack under the “silent treatment” tactics of Manuel Pelligrini, the boss of fierce rivals Manchester City.
“It’s that cold silent stare,” said lifelong Chelsea fan, Pearl King, when interviewed outside the stadium last night. “It’s getting to the players, the fans and now Josie. It is engulfing the club!”
She went on to say:
“I don’t know what’s happened to Josie.” In his first spell at the club he used to be such a cool guy. Nothing and nobody fazed him. He would out psyche anybody. But now he just moans all the time, about City in particular. It’s like he’s running scared of Pelligrini. He’s become like a moany old lady. And that blue rinse he now sports doesn’t help his image!”
It’s certainly true that the Chilly Chilean has becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League this season and his free scoring team could go back to the top tonight if mid-table outfit Manchester United can spring a surprise at Arsenal.