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Chelsea put their first set of points onto the Champions League table with a performance as perfect as one could ask for as Steaua Bucharest were merked 4-0 at the Stadionul National in Romania. Chelsea nabbed two either side of half-time thanks to Ramires (x2), Lampard and OG.
Back in England, the fall-out from the Fernando Torres dismissal over the Jan Vertonghen scratching continues to attract column-inches, this time thanks to Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas, who brandished the FA's decision not to hand further retrospective action to the Spaniard 'a disgrace'.
Villas-Boas' latest statements are sure to fuel the raging fire that has become his relationship with former mentor Jose Mourinho, who only yesterday spoke out positively of the FA's inaction and negatively over Vertonghen: 'The FA defends the interest and the culture of English football. It's not to protect cheats and people that simulate. To protect English football is to protect people who play the game with emotion, intensity.'
AVB called the whole situation 'farcical'. He said: 'It looks incredible. How can you see the images, pretty clear, and come out without punishment, on something [that] overtakes all professional behaviour?
'Obviously, it is almost a farcical decision. It doesn't matter to me which player or club is involved. Neither do I want to put into question Fernando's integrity, neither their manager's, in trying to defend what is our position.'
In other extraordinary news, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that he once was approached by an intermediary over becoming the first full-time boss of the Roman Abramovich reign over a decade ago.
Club legend Ron 'Chopper' Harris has asked questions over the timing of the statements: 'Why bring it out now? They haven't started the season off particularly well. Maybe he's trying to upset the apple cart. If it was true, I'd have thought it would've leaked (before now).'
Is Ferguson up to an old Jedi mind trick as he attempts to disrupt Chelsea's rise up the league ladder, deflecting attention away from his own club's pony start to the Premier League? Or is he just a lad enjoying his retirement while bigging up his own accomplishments on national television across the drink?
And finally, Samuel Eto'o apparently has a fleet of cars worth £4m. His range includes a Bugatti Veyron, an Aston Martin One-77, a Maybach Xenatec and an Aston Martin V12 Zagato.
When asked about his love for expensive and flashy motors he allegedly said: 'Why not? It doesn't hurt anyone.'
Good point Sam. Give us a lift.
image: © Jason Bagley