Friday 17 December
To a huge sigh of relief from Stamford Bridge we are paired with FC København in the Champions League draw. Given that we couldn’t be drawn with Tottenham, who play AC Milan, and Manchester United drew Lyon, FCK are possibly, or should that be probably, the easiest team left in the competition.
Arsenal got the tie of the round against Barcelona while Internazionale and Bayern München get it on a few months after last year’s final but both are fading far from that achievement.
Frank Lampard will start the game on Sunday after coming through the game at White Hart Lane with no reaction.
Saturday 18 December
Tomorrow’s Special Sunday Super Spectacular has fallen victim to the weather. The pitch would be playable but the police are worried about their officer’s safety and the very real threat of snowballs and the local authority thinks someone might slip on icy pavements.
So a week in which nothing happened finishes with nothing happening.