Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread (Winning at home is overrated anyways)
Yeah, Cech is our third captain.
obviously he still had you in the FA cup and CL, and you guys were what, 4th? 5th? when he got the chop. Results wise you weren't too much better without him. For the record, I'm not saying AVB would have won you guys the CL (he wouldn't have), and i'm not saying he had no role in his own demise but you cannot try and argue that the club didn't treat him poorly.
We just lost at West Brom. Got battered in Naples, so it looked like we were going out of the CL. Couldn't be Birmingham at home in the FA Cup... It wasn't looking good. The dressing room was lost. It had been for a while.
I don't think the club had any choice. It's the players who you should blame. Not the club. The club tried to back him. Roman told the players it was their fault that he had to sack AVB.
But don't think that AVB was innocent in all of this. He was not intelligent enough to manage that Chelsea side. Di Matteo on the other hand was and pulled the squad back together.