Yesterday saw me do something I don’t think I’ve ever done before – I agreed with David Platt. I was watching an interview he was doing on SkySports and he was giving his opinion on what could be going on at Chelsea and, for me, he hit the nail on the head.
Having watched our game against United on Sunday, Platt says “You can excuse any player from taking a swipe at the ball and missing the target, but I don’t think there is any excuse whatsoever when you are being paid, regardless of how much, not to perform for a football club, to have a desire, determination, to work hard, to more than break sweat, to die for the cause and to lead the team. I think you can level that at a lot of Chelsea players yesterday; don’t get me wrong, but he (Drogba) is key. He’s not performing because he perhaps wants to get away to Inter and that could be the catalyst for what is going on at Chelsea.”
Although he suggests he could have it all wrong, he goes on to talk about possible dressing room unrest and says “There was a feeling when Mourinho was there that everyone was going in the same direction, regardless of whether they were in the XI that was playing. I don’t think that is the case at this moment in time at Chelsea. I might be talking out of turn because I am not in that dressing room but watching that performance I think there are things that they need to sort out. They don’t have to be friends, they don’t have to see eye-to-eye but when they come out of that door onto a football pitch they have to pull in the same direction.”
I couldn’t agree with him but my question is: why can’t everyone inside Stamford bridge see it?