My new article over on backpagefootball.com
'Such utterances are by design of course. In anticipation of Sunday’s home fixture against Manchester United, the Chelsea manager was keen to emphasise the visitors’ qualities, even in the face of their tumultuous season. The champions remained, he said, a dangerous prospect: ‘when the giant is sleeping, the giant is never really sleeping’. It was a gracious – and typical – nod to the talents of a side which has looked anything but gigantic since David Moyes’s succession as manager.'