Captain had shaky match against West Ham’s marauding attackers without protection offered by Nemanja Matic but it is hard to overstate his influence • At the end of this fevered, streaky oddly inevitable 1-0 victory at Upton Park John Terry could be seen limping around, holding his lower back and finally clearing the ball as West Ham launched another attempt to break through the apparently unbreachable blue membrane around Chelsea’s goal. Meanwhile at the other end Didier Drogba scrapped and fought and spoiled, a one-man time-wasting device. [...]
Roberto Martinez said Everton must take advantage of a rare eight-day break between matches after seeing them slip to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. The Blues boss felt his side endured an evening where ...