Part of me is getting sick of ranting week-in-week-out about the deficiencies in this Chelsea side - of which I apportion only some blame to the boss and heap the majority on to the players - but there is little to be cheery about.
The big teams have caught us out and the little teams have led to us dropping points without the usual gusto and gumption you witness from them. Norwich didn't work their socks off to get that point at the weekend, it was gifted to them.
No disrespect to Norwich, they didn't get hammered and they did deserve the point - but they didn't huff and puff and kick lumps out of our team, they simply let Chelsea get up and at them because Chelsea cannot get up and at teams lately.
My reference to the invisible men is a sleight towards the midfielders, to a man at the weekend they were poor and to a man they forgot their duties.
I'm a great rambler when it comes to players doing their jobs - Ramires job is to run, run, run. Meireles, to find the forward men and to win the ball in the centre of the park, Mata and Sturridge to torment the opposition from the wings.
The only torment on the wings was to the Chelsea fans, having to watch Jose Bosingwa time and time again run to the space on the right, do a couple of shimmies and drill the ball into the box with nobody in sight. Lazy football, terrible reading of the game and a great indicator of why we need a proper right back.
The ever consistent Ashley Cole was guilty of it too, at times my infuriation grew to fever pitch as I saw the wing backs gallivant down the wings past their attacking colleagues - thus rendering them useless and out of position - and deliver a hit and hope hoofed cross into the box.
It simply isn't good enough, and all the meanwhile we have a £50 million striker who is bearing the brunt of the flack.
This is where my true ire stems from. I am a great fan of Torres. You don't simply become a bad player overnight, even Andrei Shevchenko had his flashes for us - but he was signed at the twilight of his career.
Torres has been treated poorly by the manager when the alternative has been there, and I think the fans truly support him because he is working his socks off and all the while having to do it all by himself.
The midfield and his support on the wings should be held culpable for this weekend's showing, yes he fluffed his lines but in all reality that is only the second bad miss he has made because his chances for Chelsea have been minimal. He isn't afforded the support that other strikers are in the league.
Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney don't do it on their own; they have a team that is working to get the ball to them in the right place. Van Persie's reaction to the substitute of Oxlade Chamberlain at the weekend was indicative of this - it was OC (easier to write) who was providing the most threatening runs and support for him.
For Torres to flourish he needs the confidence for sure, but to get that confidence he needs the team around him helping him to do his job.
This isn't a Torres love-in because if he doesn't take chances like those he missed on Saturday more regularly then we have issues. Against Sunderland misfortune took its toll on him and he should've scored, against Norwich it was more a case of a sloppy finish.
The same can be said for David Luiz, he has taken a shed load of grief from the press and fans alike for not a lot in my opinion. He can be clumsy and he has a lot to learn, but he isn't to blame for all of our defensive woes. The defence is a unit and with John Terry - England captain - as part of that, there is no reason that one man should be held accountable for each and every mistake.
Gary Cahill has been brought in to steady the ship, but should this be at the expense of David Luiz? I don't see him replacing Terry somehow, however the FA and CPS may have more of a say in the outcome of that one than AVB.
Often I am asked to discuss our transfer rumours, I truly don't have enough time to list through them all and were I actually to discuss some of the players would be accused of not knowing enough about them - I have had that accusation before when discussing Falcao in the summer.
The truth of it is that everybody suddenly becomes an expert when it comes to transfer rumours thanks to the influence of YouTube.
I'm sure Eden Hazard and Willian are great players but I refuse to comment on their abilities as I haven't watched a Lille or Shaktar Donetsk match in some time (or often!), and on top of that I'm pretty certain there are compilation videos on You Tube of Kalou that make him look like the next Pele….
Good luck to our boys in the African Cup of Nations, Keep The Blue Flag Flying High!