Mind you, that would not explain the transformation of David Luiz, who seems to have left his erratic ways in favour of a steadier attitude with fewer chances taken. The Brazilian is now looking like the quick-witted, ball-playing defender his reputation suggested when he first arrived on these shores.
And if Di Matteo is indeed responsible for coaxing that turnaround, who’s to say he’s not capable of leading Chelsea next season? Abramovich, that’s who. But Desailly tried his best.