DARREN FOREMAN: The Special One does it again

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The special one did it yet again as he guided his Chelsea side to a 1-0 win at Man City on Monday night.

While a lot of the credit will go to Jose Mourinho, I think City boss Manuel Pellegrini has to take some criticism after his tactically naive approach to the match.

Chelsea's Manager Jose Mourinho before kick off against Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 3, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

Chelsea's Manager Jose Mourinho before kick off against Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday February 3, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Man City. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.

You know what you’re going to get with Chelsea, especially under Mourinho, and to still employ a 4-4-2 formation showed a lack of tactical nous.

I’d have dropped another midfielder into the system and tried to match Chelsea’s strong midfield.

No doubt the home side missed Fernandinho, but they just looked overrun at times in the game.

The formation has worked for them so far this season, so you can see why he went with it again, but you’d hope Pellegrini would be able to alter his approach slightly for certain games.

I still think City will win the title.

They have the easier fixture run-in and Chelsea’s lack of a top-class striker will mean they’ll drop points more than City.

At least this win makes it more interesting and keeps things going.

I was disappointed and surprised to see both Andy Flower and Kevin Pietersen leave the England set-up over the past week.

Talk will now turn to a replacement for Flower and Giles is in the driving seat.

Personally I would go with Alec Stewart, he’d be more inspiring going forward than Giles, who also struggled in Australia.

Anthony Joshua’s fledgling career continued with another KO win against Dorian Darch on Saturday night.

It is all about how he is managed for me now, but it is clear he could be a massive star in the future.

PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK:

Has to go to everyone connected with Leeds United Football Club this week.

Following the shambles surrounding the proposed takeover of the club and the farcical situation surrounding manager Brian McDermott, the players and fans bounced back against Huddersfield on Saturday.

They could have cracked after going behind, but having Ross McCormack (pictured above) certainly helped them bounce back.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:

“I didn’t speak to the team - I am serious! It was Billy the masseur who spoke to them.

“He was screaming so much in his Scottish accent, going grrr, grrr, grrr, that I didn’t understand, but the players were clapping so they must have got it.”

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.