Andy Murray’s barnstorming rise to world number one men’s singles tennis player has been credited to a reunion that took place in west London’s Queen’s Club.
It seems the tyres are finally coming off a well-oiled Chelsea team. Even with a new tyre sponsor. And so early in the Premier League season, the champions are already eight points behind leaders Manchester City and find themselves in 13th position with their worst start to the season in the Roman [Abramovich] era. But give him credit, Mourinho has finally stepped up to take the blame as he suffered only his second home defeat against Crystal Palace in 100 games as Blues’ boss.
It had long been billed as sport’s ultimate morality tale when a saint lined up against a devil in the battle for supremacy. Who would win? Can one man rescue his sport from the jaws of disaster?