Honour for Ramires
In a season the mercurial Lionel Messi won zilch, nothing - personally and with club - for the first time since his meteoric rise to superstardom shook the world like some freak tsunami vicious enough to send the great Ronaldinho cascading from southern Europe to the strait of Brazil in all his great sexiness, albeit not without aid from one Man Friday Catalan named Pep Guardiola, Brazilian midfielder Ramires Santos do Nascimento, known in England simply as Ramires, has finally won a personal honour in a Chelsea shirt since his arrival at the club from Portugal in the summer of 2010.
For netting just 1 goal from his 51 shots, the Brazilian beat challenges from West Ham's Andy Carroll; Spurs' trio of Roberto Soldado, Andros Townsend and Paulinho; and teammate, Fernando Torres to win the dubious Sodden Boot award for the just concluded 2013/14 campaign - an award set up by StatsBomb.com that recognizes footballers for the poorest
shots-to-goal ratio, which by the way can be hard work at times.
According to StatsBomb.com, only players who take up to 50
shots-a-season are eligible for the gong, and on behalf of Vital Chelsea this is a toast for 51 hearty hurrays to our wily Samba Boy extraordinaire.