Dempsey lets Blues off the hook
Clint Dempsey missed a final-gasp penalty for Fulham as the Cottagers allow their neighbours Chelsea escape with a – draw on Monday evening. Chelsea keeper Petr Cech guessed properly to parry Dempsey’s 93rd-moment spot-kick soon after yet another sport to neglect for new £50million Blues striker Fernando Torres.
HUGHES EXPECTS BLUES STARS TO GEL
Mark Hughes expects Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres to flourish together but has warned Chelsea the partnership will get time to blossom. The Blues’ £74million strikeforce will commence together for the 2nd time in Monday night’s west London derby at Craven Cottage.
Wednesday’s gossip column
Manchester United eye Borussia Dortmund playmaker Goetze, plus other rumours