Woman and Children First
For those doubting Mourinho's worth as a manager, those players wanting out now are their best players IMHO. Carvalho, Drogba, Malouda, Lampard for sure.
Essien and Makele not sure, could see them back in Europe after Grant starts trying to manage. Terry going nowhere due to his mad wages though.
Maybe Ballack and Shevchenko will start scoring now? Doubt it but sure they will get a run in now under Grant. He may be a "gifted coach" but in no way does he have the stature to manager a club comprised of internationals and their egos. You might as well grab some gifted woman's soccer coach from the US or Donal from the Kendall for that matter. Grant will accelerate the rush for the doors but maybe Sidwell and the Academy players will respect him I'm sure.
I see decline for Chelsea which pleases me. They were a piss poor club with Ken Bates as chairman and inexplicably insufferable fans. Roman decided to park some of his illicit gains in the UK. Now the fans are turning on Roman. He may take his marbles and go elsewhere. Spare a thought for that tosser who is / was on Fox Football Fone-in.
And as for Peter Kenyon, don't know what to make. Appears to be a shoe licker albeit a well dressed one.