Eden Hazard of Chelsea

You may as well toss a coin

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Eden Hazard is a joy to watch. PICTURE: GETTY IMAGES

Tim Harrison
Tim Harrison

By Tim Harrison

Chelsea are as stable as a one-legged drunk in a wind tunnel.

After being thrashed 4-0 at Bournemouth, they crushed Huddersfield 5-0, with Eden Hazard and new boy Gonzalo Higuain grabbing two apiece before maverick defender David Luiz put the cherry on top.

Heaven only knows which Chelsea will turn up at the Etihad to face Manchester City this weekend. The way things are going, it might be worth putting 50p on a 6-6 draw.

Consistency has flown out of the window as Mr Motivator Morrie Sarri tries to work out if it’s best to tell his players off after every game, just to gee them up.

As he prowls his technical area, chewing on old dog-ends, Sarri looks increasingly out of his depth. Blues fans aren’t sure whether to laugh or cry, but do agree that the yo-yoing has to stop.

Teams that soar one week only to crash the next do not win trophies, and Chelsea’s hopes of some silverware depend on a string of good displays in the coming weeks.

The interplay between Higuain and Hazard is a joy to watch, but what’s the use of joy if despair lurks round the corner?

To be fair, Man City are equally inconsistent these days. The teams play each other at Manchester and then Wembley in the space of a fortnight. The way things are going, you might as well toss a coin.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and unless specifically stated are not necessarily those of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

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