One the one hand, it's great that Chelsea have climbed back as far as they have - on the other, that was a scarily poor performance. Chelsea didn't lose the title yesterday, they lost it back in the autumn. We are very much in transition.
- I hope Ancelotti stays, even though I think he is culpable for some of what has gone wrong. I just don't see yet more upheaval as being beneficial in the long run.
- We need to sell Drogba, not because of any inherent fault or weakness in him, but because we now have Torres and lots of other players who can play in a similar fashion (eg Sturridge, even Anelka) - in other words, we can make the team independent of any single player, however good they are. That seems to be ManU's distinctive strength - and certainly what has enabled them to claim the title this year.
- We need someone to generate spark in the final third (doesn't every team?). So as my final thought, why don't we ring up our old boss and say 'would you accept Drogba plus a large wodge of cash for Kaka?'