What was AVB thinking when he subbed in Kalou at the end of the game? You knew Valencia was going to attack the goal so why not play Ivanovic or Drogba who are excellent in the air? As it turned out Kalou's unbelievable, brain-dead handball in the box denied his teammates three road points and fantasy players a Chelsea clean sheet.
The Champions League matches offered Premier Fantasy managers additional talking points and considerations for Week 7.
An easy decision is to scuttle Carlos Tevez, now out with a two-week suspension and likely being exported to a desperate team following his disgraceful behavior in Germany. Put a binky (dummy) in his mouth. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
As is often the case in early Champions League stages, roster selections are unpredictable and after this week's games were played, we are left with questions about what players will be on the field for Premier matches this weekend.
Van Persie did not start for Arsenal, but came in as a sub. He will likely be up front. Lescott never got off the bench for Man City nor did Zabaletta. Zabaletta tried to talk Tevez into changing his deranged mind on the bench and likely endured himself to his manager.
Fernando Torres lifted the level of his play in Champions League action; however, he is suspended for the next three EPL matches.
What will Wenger do with Oxlade-Chamberlain and Santos who both scored goals in Champions League play? O-C has a fantasy salary of 4.8 million, but has only one fantasy point.
Santos with a 6.7 million fantasy salary also has just one fantasy point.
Drogba is likely to start in the absence of Torres; however, Sturridge is reported in the wings ready to go. Lampard's goal and general good play will probably have him back in the first XI. Ivanovic is a good bet to also start.
It will be interesting to see if Dzeko gets a start after his row with Mancini and if Balotelli has playing time in the near future. Compared with Tevez, the Italian head case actually seems stable. Not!
At Man Yoo, no Rooney for the weekend and a question if Hernandez will be back means two-goal Welbeck will certainly be up front and further cobwebs forming on Berbatov and Owen.
Until later, on my European adventure, from Poulton-Le-Fylde, England I remain,