Oh look, another must win. So many must wins! Almost none of which are Chelsea actually winning.
Has one team, one man had so many non-won must wins and survived to see at least two more must wins? And regardless of whether Mourinho actually gets to continue beyond this weekend as Chelsea manager, the team will be facing plenty more must wins down the line in both the Champions League and the Premier League. The season of the must win. Not ideal.
Should the rumors be true, should we actually be living the darkest timeline as I unfortunately suspect we are, this could very well be Mourinho's (second ever) last match in charge of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The fans aren't stupid, claims the manager, and so we will support him to the bitter end. The owner isn't stupid either however, and that could very well mean that the we will let go of the longest leash in the Roman Era. You're free now, friend.
Hope dies last of course. Two wins from two this week, before the international break hits, could very well change the future. Maybe, just ahead of the game, future Mourinho will communicate the tactical gameplan to rule all gameplans through love and gravity and a tesseract and morse code. Dot dot dot dot dash dot dot dot dash dash dot dot dot dash dash. Eureka! Ivanovic!
Date / Time: Wednesday, November 4 , 2015, 19:45 GMT; 2:45pm EST; 1:15am IST
Venue: Stamford Bridge, SW6
Referee: Pavel Královec — I've never heard of the 38-year-old Czech referee, but apparently he's taken charge of a Chelsea match before, our 2-1 win away to FC Basel in the Europa League semifinal. How do you say weak and naive in Czech again?
Forecast: Plenty of rain in which to sing
On TV: BT Sport 2 (UK); Fox Sports regional networks; ESPN Deportes+ in select markets (USA); TEN Sports (India); elsewhere
Online: BT Sport Live (UK); Fox Soccer 2Go, ESPN3 in select markets (USA); TEN Sports Live (India)
Chelsea team news: Thibaut Courtois and Radamel Falcao are the two confirmed absentees for this one, the former with his continuing knee rehab, the latter with a fresh knock picked up in training on Tuesday. Both Branislav Ivanovic and Pedro were back in training however, and could very well feature as we look for a long overdue win.
Our latest bad moment has now reached a rather epic 1 win in 8 games, and that against the worst side in the Premier League. Though with just 5 wins on the season in all competitions, it's been one big bad moment so far.
Dynamo Kiev team news: The visitors have everyone from our previous match available except right back Danilo Silva, whose wife is due to give birth and so he did not travel.
The defending Ukrainian champs kept pace with challengers Shakhtar with a 2-0 win over the weekend. The two teams are separated just by goal difference at the top of the table. Dynamo's only other match in the last two weeks was a 5-0 demoliton of a second division side in the Cup. Needless to say, their confidence will be high, especially since Stamford Bridge is no longer an ominous place for opponents to come and play.
Previously: The 0-0 draw in Kiev was one of Chelsea's best games of the season. Twice denied by the woodwork, we had to settle for a share of the spoils. It looked like we might kick on from there, but actually have just followed that up with three losses from three.
Must do better. Must win.