MESUT OZIL pulled yet another sickie instead of trekking up to Huddersfield on Saturday.
He had the sniffles again, a week on from Unai Emery leaving him on the bench during the humbling at Manchester City.
The sooner they get this virus out of the club the better.
DEAN IT ALL BEFORE
THERE is no hiding from it.
Mike Dean – listed on Manchester City’s official teamsheet against Chelsea as Michael Dean – will always be the same Mike Dean.
The celebrity ref was at his eccentric best at the Etihad, loving the limelight when Sergio Aguero approached him for the matchball after scoring a hat-trick.
The wannabe comedian hid it up the back of his shirt as City’s in form striker came in search of his momento.
Dean, playing up to the cameras as usual, is quite the character.
RAHEEM STERLING has played his way into contention to win the PFA Player of the Year award.
Although Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick against Chelsea was a headline-grabber, Sterling is in rampant form on Manchester City’s left.
He followed up his outstanding performance against Arsenal with another top class display against Chelsea.
Sterling is weighing with goals, with 12 off the wing so far in City colours.
After Sunday’s exceptional performance on Sunday, he is competing with team-mate Sergio Aguero, plus Liverpool duo Mo Salah and Virgil van Dijk for the main gong.
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YOU BLUE IT
THE attitude of Chelsea players at the Etihad was unforgivable.
To fold like that, with thousands of Chelsea fans making their way north and millions watching around the world, is unacceptable.
Maurizio Sarri will pay for this eventually because clubs always pursue the soft option when results are poor.
Sarri is clearly out of his depth at Chelsea, but these disaffected and disillusioned players must take their share of the blame.
PAUL SCHOLES will take his first press conference as manager of Oldham at the same time Ole Gunnar Solskjaer holds court before the Champions League clash with PSG.
The very next night, when United are hosting their glamour tie against the French champions, Scholes will be in charge of the Latics’ League Two clash with Yeovil.
He has taken on a tough gig at Boundary Park, managing his boyhood club on meagre resources.
This will be a culture shock for Scholes, risking his reputation for the chance to take his first steps in management.
He could not have picked a tougher place to start.