Following the race allegations and charges aimed towards Chelsea central defender John Terry, the English Football Association (FA) have decided that the English captain should be stripped of his armband, something that has been met with agreement with a vast majority of the country.
England manager Fabio Capello has however stated publically that he doesn’t believe that Terry should be stripped of the captaincy and his outburst seems to have landed him into the public eye once again with many calling for the boss to resign from his position sooner than expected.
Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester United travelled to Stamford Bridge and the game certainly has a number of talking points, with more penalties shouts than a day in court with those that are speeding between Leeds to Manchester, the game took a completely different course to which many believed that it would.
Hosts Chelsea took the lead though a deflected goal before Juan Mata showed his class with a spectacular left foot volley at the backpost to blast the home side into a two goal lead, which Brazilian David Luiz than added to following his header from a set piece hitting United defender Rio Ferdinand on the shoulder and passed a wrong-footed David De Gea in the away team goal.
Queue the come back that never looked possible, Manchester United being awared two penalties, which Wayne Rooney converted, before Javier Hernandez made a run into the Chelsea six yard box to raise and head the visitors back onto level terms.
With the shock of day having to be the United fight back, the contention for goal of the day is a close fought battle between Chelsea’s Juan Mata and Newcastle United new boy Cisse, who was seen to chest the ball down before hitting a sweet as you like half volley into the corner of the Aston Villa goal and setting the Toon Army alight with the prospect of a new number nine in which they can worship.
Early days yet for the debutant but with his movement, ability both in the air and on the ground and what could be the sweetest left foot on show this season (sorry Bale, but it’s true), the signs are looking very promising.