BBC pundit says Chelsea man is “back in the mood” – could be a controversial choice for cup final start

It feels like months (and in fact it could well be months) since Chelsea last played well enough in the Premier League to get player into Garth Crook’s team of the week. But we managed it this week – although it may not be who you expect.

Chelsea’s stars on the day were generally agreed to be the central defensive partnership of Axel Disasi and Levi Colwill, with Malo Gusto also getting plenty of credit for his performance.

But Crooks went for the goalscorer, Raheem Sterling.

He noted that the winger had changed the game against Crystal Palace on Monday night, and that “Mauricio Pochettino recognised his player was back in the mood and started him at Manchester City.”

Sterling was up to his usual tricks of combining inspiration with frustration, but in the end he did get the goal to put us ahead, and probably deserves more credit than he’s got from a few fans.

We wonder if he will still be in the mood on Sunday?


  1. Sterling and Cucurella need to go. The problem will be finding anyone willing to buy them. Cucurella plays like a headless chicken and Sterling is lazy, makes awful decisions, doesn’t track back, can’t tackle or press and gets shoved off the ball like he’s a pesky insect.

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