Congratulations to fantasy managers who transferred in Juan Mata.
In limited minutes and not being that familiar with Chelsea's system and teammates, Mata was sensational and rewarded fantasy managers with seven points. The match changed as soon as he and Romelu Lukaku came on as subs. Mata may be the distributor Chelsea needs and the answer to Man City's David Silva. Mata was unselfish and then scored (even though Lukaku was wide open in front of the net). Look for his fantasy salary to increase. Sir John lacks .2 in budget to transfer him in.
Romelu Lukaku could be the heir apparent to Drogba whose collision and fall were horrific. Thankfully Didier did not land on his head or on an angle and all football fans wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Even though Chelsea won, their first three matches of the season reflect a team and new manager searching for an identity. One of those players still in a fog is Torres who so far is an EPL and fantasy failure. His single bright moment for the game before being pulled was missing a header after getting a nifty pass from Mata.
Finally, for those who have blasted me for my negative thoughts on Ramires, let the record show that Sir John was impressed with the Brazilian's performance today.