The Guardian seem to still think Mata plays for Chelsea. Y’know, for a football section which is so pompous as to suggest John Terry or Ashley Cole “aren’t doing their jobs properly”, The Guardian don’t seem to be doing too good a job at their’s.
"But the game which Torres really sparked into life this season was Spurs away, exactly a month ago. It was as if, like a toy robot, someone hit a button to power Torres up. The Spaniard enjoyed an afternoon of truculent tussles with Jan Vertonghen that recalled the kind of scraps he had with John Terry when he was at Anfield. So heated did it get between them, that Torres saw himself lucky to receive just a yellow when he clawed Vertonghen’s face, only to be sent off later for bringing the same player down. It wasn’t the best display of temperament from a professional footballer, but I found myself rooting for his childish actions. Juvenile they may have been, but at least it showed he cared."
Cahill is so handsome, isn’t he?
Torres didn’t get sent off against Fulham tho. If you’re gonna write a letter in especially to criticise Chelsea, then you could at least get your FACHTS right. Just suggestin’.
"Years later, he guided Chelsea to Champions League and Europa League glory as captain in both finals. In the infamous semi-final CL game against Barcelona where Terry lost his head, Lampard crucially kept his, even though Fabregas was doing everything he could to try and get him sent off. He kept cool to run the clock down, to set up the denouement in Munich that has now gone down in Chelsea folklore. Because he possesses this composure (in his lengthy career Lampard has received just 4 reds, and two of them, against Liverpool and West Ham, were later rescinded), I favour him as a club captain to JT, a controversial opinion perhaps, and one that has dominated many a pub discussion."
"No matter. Lampard may not court controversy as flagrantly as Terry or Cole, but, like them, he has been playing the game long enough not to give a fuck what the haters say, using shitty jibes as a fuel to incentivize him to play better. And that is the resolve of Chelsea’s Hunchback, Leader, Legend that has seen him earn so much silverware, so many accolades, and, at last become a very-well deserved England centurion. Frank Lampard is the embodiment of how hard work and self-belief will get you far. In the end, it matters not how many people will you to fail, just as long as you wish to succeed."