The irony for West Ham could be that now Shorey is available they might not have the money to buy him. It is believed that Aston Villa and Newcastle are both also interested in acquiring the full-back and probably have bigger war chests.

On a completely different tack it was nice to see Chelsea tonight finally reach their stated goal of becoming a global brand.

They are now hated in every country.

After John Terry created a ruck out of nothing which directly led to their top goal scorer being sent off - perhaps they will learn their lesson.

No, of course they won't.