Was a Virus to Blame?
In the aftermath of the 2-0 defeat, at the hands of Manchester United, on Sunday, the inquest has been on-going.
An air of bewilderment descended upon those who follow the club who couldn`t work out how a side that had dominated the Premier League since losing away to Arsenal, could give such a lacklustre display.
Oaky, our preparations were hit by the absence of Thibaut Courtois and also the late withdrawal of Marcos Alonso, but we still have had enough in the tank to at least produce a shot on target.
However, lurking in the pages of a very well respected and established newspaper, The Guardian, is the suggestion that the poor performance was down to a virus that ripped through the squad.
It seems that the squad went out for a team bonding meal which only served to allow the virus to spread.
Both Victor Moses and Diego Costa were affected with the former lasting just fifty-four minutes before being withdrawn and the latter looking off-key all game.
If that was the case then let`s hope a virus-free squad turns up at Wembley this Saturday, for the FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham Hotspur!