As no one is up to writing a report I thought I’d have a go.
Really there’s not much to say that hasn’t already been said and seen on TV etc. Unlike me but I’m trying to remain positive and rather than witter on about how poor we were I have found some small crumbs of comfort.
One good thing is we do not have to play in the Europa league next season. I know this splits opinion but playing Thursday and Sunday with a small injury prone squad such as our in a pretty meaningless completion just isn’t worth it.
Losing in a funny sort of way is not as bad as it seems. If we had won the game it would simply have papered over the cracks of how poor we were this season. Hopefully this is the wake up call for Lerner to heavily invest (assuming he stays) but don’t hold your breathe.
Another positive is this will now lead to a clear out of dead wood within the squad starting with Vlaar, Zog, Cleverly and Westwood imo. Not to mention Gabby who has little to offer now.
Another small crumb of comfort was Benteke has done himself no favours on the big stage and may put off potential suitors. He proved today his all round game needs to massively improve for a club like Chelsea to pay top dollar for him.
Perhaps also Sherwood may have another look at Gil hope so as he is the most exciting player IV seen at VP for a long time.
Unfortunately I’m struggling to think of anymore positives but hopefully this is the final kick in the backside for the club to get its act together if not we will only go one way and that’s down!