Guest post by Borja Ayerdi

It has not been a happy couple of weeks for Chelsea. Despite last Tuesday nights decent performance that propelled the blues through to the next round of the FA Cup by beating a dull Birmingham side, and securing 3 points against an equally flavourless Stoke on saturday, the future is not as bright as most of us would want it to be, as we realize we’ve only got one foot out of the mud.

If you were watching the aforementioned games, I’m sure your eyes stopped to look at what’s become a typical sight on the Chelsea bench: the gigantic Romelu Lukaku looking like a bouncer during his duty-free break.

When a couple of years ago European press began to talk wonders about the then 16 year old Belgian tank, many top-class teams sent their most...