English football is lagging behind the continent

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Are Chelsea proving we’ve got our heads in the sand?

Date: 19th March 2014 at 6:55pm
Written by Ollie Bishop

Last night was supposed to be a potential banana skin for Chelsea, with the returning Didier Drogba intent on inflicting an upset on his previous employers. The reality though couldn’t have been any more different with the West Londoners progressing to the Champions League quarter-finals at a canter, comfortably despatching Galatasaray 2-0 on the night. The worry though for fans of the English game is that Chelsea are fast becoming the anomaly in Europe. Whilst group stage progression has been a near formality for the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal down the years, advances beyond that are becoming worryingly rare. Manchester United need a miracle tonight to join Chelsea in the last 8, leaving Chelsea as the lone ambassador for the English game in the continents premier competition. Surely the alarm bells should be ringing? ... Read More

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