The press this week have had their target firmly set on one club, and one man in particular – and rightly so. Premier League champions Chelsea have imploded this season, and usually calm, cool & collected Jose Mourinho looks a man on the edge.
Saturday’s trip to East London to face our Irons was one we all knew he’d surely have been dreading, seeing as how well we have taken to this Premier League season so far – under our new man at the healm Slaven Bilic. And how right we were.
West Ham condemned Chelsea to their fifth league defeat in ten, leaving them languishing amongst the relegation battlers in 15th, while us Hammers sit with the Champions League spot chasers at 3rd (2nd for a few hours).
Yet you have to wonder where the attention from the press would be if say Chelsea had started the season, as expected, and been defending their champions status with some fight. You’d have to say that it would surely be on our man Slav.
He has gone somewhat under the radar in terms of how brilliant he has done – namely his spot on tactics that have guided our club to our best ever top flight start.
It’s attention from all corners that usually have a reverse effect on things, and I for one am pleased we are able to continue on our path to success this season without too much hype or ‘Slav to Chelsea’ nonsense that would no doubt be surrounding our club right now.
Long may it continue I say. Let’s hope good ol’ Jose gets the full public backing from sinking-like-a-stone Chelsea, and we occupy the place they once shared with the leagues elite.
Well, I’ll enjoy it while it lasts anyway!