The mixed blessings of foreign owners

Brian Glanville witnesses the ongoing struggles of Chelsea's Fernando Torres and wonders whether the influence of club owner, Roman Abramovich, is undermining the striker's confidence.

The trouble with Chelsea is…Roman Abramovich

Managers continue to come and go at Chelsea and for all the silverware Roman Abramovich's largesse has brought to the club, they continue to lurch from one crisis to another.

Chelsea flounder as Guardiola waits in the wings

All too sadly predictable. No John Terry in a vulnerable Chelsea defence. No Didier Drogba up front in a flimsy lightweight attack. When Fernando Torres finally came on it was…