Very little of the actual football on tap today affects Chelsea in any tangible way, so just talk amongst yourselves.
Both Manchester teams are in action, United at home to Everton up first, followed by City's visit to Wolves...but realistically, the title won't be decided until next week's head-to-head clash of epic proportions.
While Dortmund have already clinched in Germany and Real Madrid have practically done the same in Spain, the title races in Italy (where AC Milan and Juventus are separated by just 1 point) and France (where Carlo Ancelotti is trying to avoid the embarrassment of losing out on the title to Montpellier) are just heating up. All three of the teams mentioned have some business to take care of today in their respective home fixtures.
But first...the quote you're about to read is based on a true story.
...there were never any doubts in my mind about Evans [...] he's been a top player for us this year. There is no doubt he has been helped playing alongside the experience of Rio and he is now arguably the best defender in the country.
-Source: The Guardian
When I first read that, I was not sure whether to laugh, cry, respectfully disagree, or just stare dumbfounded at my screen. On second read, I added some emphasis (completely ignoring the cheap safety valve of the "arguably" qualifier) and made a quick list of some things I consider better at defending than Jonny Evans. Feel free vote after the jump for your favorite (be that based on skill, hair, bear sounds, etc.) and/or suggest other alternatives in the comments.
Things better at defending than Jonny Evans
David Luiz (22 votes)
John Terry's cracked rib (15 votes)
John Terry's OTHER cracked rib (21 votes)
Magical Unibrow (34 votes)
One of them Dudes from Man City (3 votes)
Jerkface Koscielny (3 votes)
Nemanja Vidic, currently vacation OUT of the country (1 vote)
All the other Man United defenders (0 votes)
Prototypical English-types from mid-table sides, like Gary Cahill (8 votes)
Branislav Ivanovic's well-muscled hind quarters (15 votes)
Lionel Messi (14 votes)
My name is SAF and Jonny Evans is THE BESTEST!! (12 votes)
Other (2 votes)
150 total votes