As you all might have noticed, aside from the Mail talking to itself about possibly giving John Terry back the England captaincy, then reacting to its own story in indignation, there's been no news that could possibly be construed as Chelsea related for several days now. Fear not, however! We've got news now, of a fairly minor nature, and it's also good news.
Michael Mancienne has returned from the knee injury that had been keeping him out of action with loan side Wolverhampton for the past few months, robbing Chelsea of possibly centre back cover and eventually forcing the Blues to go out and buy David Luiz. So I guess that injury wasn't all bad. Anyway, Mancienne is now back to full training with Wolves:
It's not been the best time for me but I'm delighted to be back. It's been quite a troublesome injury and has probably been the longest one I've had. So it's great to have recovered.
I've been working really hard on running and fitness work at Chelsea and trained a couple of times there last week. It was my first session back at Wolves yesterday and it felt good.
-Michael Mancienne. Via: Mail.
I don't think Mancienne will ever make much of an impact with Chelsea (and we'll probably sell him to Wolves some way down the line), but he's still one of ours for the moment and I imagine most of us will be rooting for him to succeed down the line. And if he comes back strong from this injury and sees Wolves to safety this season, he may well earn a place at Stamford Bridge in the super-utility defender mould, like a competent version of Paolo Ferreira.