And like that, poof; he's gone.
Smoke (bombs) on the water; a fire(-ing) in the sky?
It's been a wholly dreadful weekend for Chelsea, I think it's fair to say. Fortunately, it is now Monday and the Sun may yet still shine.
In fact, some Chelsea players (at least those not suspended for eeevil shenanigans) will be in action in just a few short hours! It's Reserves football, from Cobham: Chelsea v. Arsenal - and it's live on Chelsea TV.
If you're looking for some solace in these troubling times...look no further than the promise of Patrick Bamford (fresh off his Reserves debut last time out) and young stars Islam Feruz and Nathan Ake, both of whom have been included in the squad. They join usual Reserves suspects Conor Clifford, Aziz Deen-Conteh, Rohan Ince, Nortei Nortey, and maybe even Romelu Lukaku.
The show must go on!
Coverage starts at 2pm GMT / 6am PST...I'll be watching; you should be, too!
Chelsea Reserves (4-2-3-1): Blackman – Kane, Chalobah, Ake, Nditi – Saville, Clifford – Affane, Feruz, Piazon - Bamford