Hit or Miss... Chelsea own goal over Gallas stance

Chelsea FC's claim that William Gallas said he would score own goals if he was not sold achieved its aim of informing supporters why the Blues sold him and defending manager Jose Mourinho. Despite director of comms Simon Greenberg arguing the club's right to put its case, for some the move highlighted Chelsea's combative approach. 4thegame.com said: 'You cannot say the words "lingering animosity" in modern football without swiftly adding the word "Chelsea".' Ouch.

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