Is Roberto Di Matteo the right man for Chelsea?
Posted on March 21st, 2012
As Roberto Di Matteo leads Chelsea on a path of self-awakening and rediscovery, his closely shaven head, owl-like eyebrows and general aloofness only add to the growing impression that he is Stamford Bridge’s own Little Buddha. By restoring the natural order of things, the caretaker boss has brought a state of Zen to a club that isn’t exactly known for its harmoniousness. While there’s nothing much enlightened about Chelsea’s return to a more physical and direct style of play than the quick transition, high pressing game that his predecessor André Villas-Boas saw rejected by the body politic, it is yielding the kind of results that go a long way to easing a troubled mind. No greater symbol of this could be provided…