West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea
Back-to-back 5-1 and 4-0 wins! What’s Roy Hodgson been slipping into his players’ food? He’s doing a magic job, literally magic, and it’s not beyond the elms of possibility that he could be handed the England job, at least if neither Harry nor myself were able to take it for whatever reason. Anyway, things are looking up at the Hawthorns – Odemthingy is looking re-Vitalite, while the lad Fortune pulled a blinder out of the hat from nowhere against Martin O’Neill’s on-song Sunderland side. The Baggies to mount a late European push? I wouldn’t dismiss it out of order just yet – they’ve got to make sure they’ve got enough points to secure safeway first, but after that there’s no reason why they can’t win ten in a row. I like West Brom – their fans show much more respect than that ‘orrible lot over at Bolton.
As for Chelsea, last week’s 3-0 win over Bolton (ha!) was a good start towards reasserting their top four prudentials – for the first time in a while they actually looked like a unit rather than just a bunch of indie visuals, and I think AVB has what it takes to steer them in a bright direction. I couldn’t really tell you what I’m basing that on, but I do hope that he comes across this ringing endorsement and offers me a coaching role at the club. After all, I’ve got a bit of time on my hands now, and the missus says she can’t stand having me around the house all day. I can see why – I can cut a forlorn figure when I’m out of work, and I tend to get quite inimitable and slappy. But I’m a walk in the park compared to her mother, I’ll tell you that for free.
Mystic Megson says: My old club’s winning streak to come to be brought to a Holt by a late Chelsea equaliser. 1-1, and you can shine your shoes on that!