On Saturday, despite the Chelsea 5 Newcastle 1 scoreline, Shelvey impressed me. He was always wanting the ball, even under pressure, and still trying to produce positive play despite the increasingly disastrous nature of the scoreline.
Remember, the obnoxious oaf had been suspended because of a petulant foul in the semi-final but still managed to be the centre of attention on Chelsea’s greatest night while contributing absolutely zilch.
Demba Ba “Alan Pardew really likes the French mentality and they’re certainly finding their money’s worth over there. When you see the real quality of the French players, they’re one of the best teams in the world”.