I deadlifted 405 pounds today, no joke. Just had to get that out there.
Moving on. Chelsea will try to bench press its way into the League Cup quarterfinals Wednesday when the Blues travel to Ewood to face Blackburn. Gael Kakuta is apparently in line for his first-ever start -- excellent. Keep me posted on your Carling Cup musings right here.
Key stat: Via chelseafc.com ... "Arsène Wenger showed his love of obscure statistics in the wake of Chelsea's emphatic win at the Emirates on Sunday. Well, how about this one: in the last 20 minutes Chelsea enjoyed 90% possession."
Match quote: Via chelseafc.com ... "In reaction to that result a national newspaper asked various professionals in the game which side they would 'spend £40 to watch?' Most opted for Manchester United or Arsenal, with just a few going for the top-scoring league leaders. One, though, said: 'It would have to be Chelsea. The football they are playing is fantastic and their strikers are in form.' Luckily for Blackburn's Jason Roberts, the man of taste who made those comments, he can watch Carlo Ancelotti's side tonight for free."
Required reading: Apparently King Carlo is quite the jokester. Read up here.