Bittersweet Blues

Chelsea on course for their best season says Tubes

Last Updated: 25/10/12 2:34pm

A few months ago it looked like being a nightmare season for Chelsea, now it could become our greatest ever!

To win the FA Cup and Champions League, as well as sneaking fourth place, would surely be our best season. And who'd have thought that a few months back?

It's been a combination of the senior players coming back in and Roberto Di Matteo stepping in, and finally the Blues have come good.

I was at the game at the weekend as we beat QPR 6-1 and obviously it was a brilliant win. Daniel Sturridge's goal was a stunning strike and Fernando Torres is really tearing it up now.

With the goal at the death in the Nou Camp against Barcelona and a hat-trick at the weekend - he's finally hitting his best form. He's really showing his class now and I think he'll have a massive season next term. That's it now.

Juan Mata was brilliant as well. He's the closest thing to Gianfranco Zola that I've seen at the Bridge since the Italian genius left. Zola is my favourite all-time player so it's great to see Mata play with all his skill and ability.

And with Marko Marin set to link up with them next season it's looking pretty promising. Though, we could still do with a few new players over the summer - maybe some proper wingers.

Wednesday's game against Newcastle is just massive in the race for fourth place, which I reckon we'll just edge. Then it's the Cup Final on Saturday.

I'll be at Wembley to watch Chelsea lift the Cup and I can't wait. There is a great rivalry with Liverpool now after all those big matches in recent years, especially in the Champions League. And how sweet would it be if Torres scored the winner at Wembley against his old team? I'm confident the Blues will do it: 3-1!

Missing Munich

However, I've got some bad news. It looks like I'm going to be ruled out of the Champions League final in Munich on 19 May. I'm gutted. I'm desperate to get out to Munich to watch Chelsea win the Champions League, especially after the miserable trip to Moscow a few years ago.

But it's our last show of the season that Saturday and there are no flights going out after the show. So it looks like work will come before the footy! I'm a top professional after all and I'll do my duty.

As for the game, again I reckon Chelsea will do it and become European Champions! It looks like both teams will be severely under strength with all those ridiculous bans. Okay, John Terry was stupid to get sent off in the Nou Camp, but what about the likes of Raul Meireles.

The guy got booked against Napoli and Barcelona and now he's going to miss the second biggest (behind the World Cup final) match in football. UEFA have to do something about that - it's just crazy that so many players are missing for largely innocuous fouls in previous games. At least they'll be at the game I suppose!

Vow of silence

As for interviews and stuff for the show, it's been a quiet week so far. It seems everyone's gone to ground now we're at the business end of the season. They've gone into hiding and no-one wants to talk!

With the Premier League title race and battle for survival all going down to the wire, along with play-offs in the Championship, the players and coaches are clearly feeling the pressure. Surely, what better way to alleviate the nerves than to chat to Tubes?

But there are whispers around the office that I could get to interview Liam Gallagher on Friday. Nothing is set yet but we're hoping to sit down with the former Oasis, and now beady Eye, frontman on Friday. I've met the man before and it'd be great to interview him this time.

He doesn't do many interviews and junkets but he's obviously buzzing after City's massive win in the Manchester derby on Monday night.

City may be on course for one trophy this season, but that will only be half as good as Chelsea.

Later,

Tubes