Outside of the first 15 minutes, it was a fairly routine 3-0 win for Chelsea tonight against Tottenham Hotspur, just like it's been the case for much of the last 24 years. Lots of good performances across the board, from Didier Drogba turning back the clock once again, to Willian running his little lion-heart out, to Courtois and the defense keeping yet another clean sheet.
One sour note was the performance of Gary Cahill, who looked extra shaky against young Harry Kane before suffering a blow to the head while challenging Jan Vertonghen for a header. Cahill continued on, but he looked even more out of sorts after the clash. He was eventually substituted at half time.
Fortunately, it would appear that Cahill's only real injury was psychological.
Mourinho: "No concussion or special care for Cahill, he was maybe just a bit afraid of heading the ball. That's not good."— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) December 3, 2014
In further fortunate developments, Kurt Zouma looked every bit the player we hope he'll develop into, appropriately aggressive, quick, timely, and strong. With Cahill not exactly having the best of seasons even before today, maybe it's time for Zouma to deputize a bit more frequently?