This Sunday has been a different one. We have two days off so I took the opportunity to come home, to Asturias, and I’m writing to you from here after spending some time with my family (at least a few hours; I was really looking forward to this!). It’s always nice to come back home and have our typical ‘fabada’ (bean stew) to celebrate
My trip to Spain is even better after an important victory at home against WBA. We played a very good first half, creating a lot of chances, although the final score was 1-0. Demba’s instinct gave us 3 more points, which means a step forward in our goal to be in the Champions League next season. The team is on its way, training very hard, and now more than ever it’s time to push together and take Chelsea as far as possible in each of the competitions we’re playing
By the way, right before kick-off I was awarded by the Blues fans in Sweden as the best player of the season, thank you so much! Moreover, the match was very special for me as it marked my 100 Chelsea games. Time flies! I suggest that you keep an eye on my networking sites this week, I have a surprise for you… I hope you like it
A few days earlier we had won our match in the FA Cup. At Middlesbrough, 0-2. We showed reliability and efficiency and so we got through to the last eight. I watched the game from home and I can assure you that you suffer much more that if you are on the pitch… We will play against Manchester United next Sunday, at Old Trafford; it’s a tough one but we’ll go there hoping to win and to revive good memories of Wembley.
As I said before, I’ve spent the rest of the weekend at home with my family, resting and getting ready for our trip to Romania, where we will be playing Steaua Bucuresti on Thursday. I’ve heard their stadium is spectacular; I hope we bring a good result for the second leg.
I was able to follow some matches of la Liga, together with my grandfather, a passionate football fan. It’s always great fun with his comments… Obviously I missed the match between Real Madrid and Barcelona since the kick-off was at the same time as our game. But I noticed that Real seem to be in a very good moment ahead of their visit to United in Champions. It’s going to be a very intense game for both teams, where many players could be decisive, like Cristiano, Van Persie, Ozil, Rooney, Benzema or Chicharito. And I don’t forget Giggs, who keeps playing year after year. Let’s see which team goes through!
I also watched some highlights of Athletic’s victory, thanks to a goal from Markel, and the draw in Valencia’s derby, including a great volley from Soldado. Barkero, a player with a brilliant left foot, made the last goal to give Levante one point. Lastly, still with my grandpa keeping the remote control, we watched two different draws: 0-0 between Málaga and Atlético and a crazy 3-3 between Real Sociedad and Betis.
Now it’s time for my weekly recommendation about London. Slightly different this time. It’s weird, although nice, to be able to see the best comedians of your country in London every now and then, and that happens every month in The Clapham Grand. I’ve always liked stand-up comedy, and whenever I can I go to see those geniuses that come here to make us laugh, like this time did Julián López and Raúl Cimas, great guys!
There are more than Spanish comedians in London, of course, so I recommend you one of the many comedy nights around here. Humour is always necessary!
I don’t forget about the prize draw. In fact, first of all I’m going to give a pair of boots with my signature to the person who tells me, in a comment to this blog, about the longest, craziest, funniest trip he/she has made to see a match in which I had played. I’m looking forward to your responses!
Thanks to all, see you next week!
PS: Thank you so much for your support in these 100 games. We’ve shared many good moments, some others were not so good but you kept supporting me all the time. Thank you! I hope you like the surprise I have prepared.