How was the season for you?: Chelsea

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We've got the views of Paul Lagan - editor of chelsea.net.

But how was it for you? Comment at the bottom of this article and have your say on your team's season.


Who has been your best player this season?

Didier Drogba. Displays such as brace against Liverpool in Champions League – irreplaceable.


Who would you be glad to see the back of?

Andrei Shevchenko. Presence prevented young players gaining experience.


What was your best performance?

2-1 win v Man Utd could have been a title-winning display. Shame they did not produce a few more at home.


And the worst?

Home against Rosenborg. Home against Fulham and Wigan. The Carling Cup final.


Who have been your toughest opponents?

Blackburn. If Mark Hughes had our resources, they would dominate the league for many a year.


Best player faced?

Blackburn’s Brad Friedel.


Funniest/most bizarre moment of the season?

Watching Grant scratch his head after Steven Gerrard clattered into him in the Champions League semi.


Your perfect, but realistic signing?

A really top-class right-back is needed. I’d also take Kaka or Leo Messi for an extra bit of guile and scoring potential.


Any reasons to be cheerful going into next season?

Our English players will be rested. A new manager able to manage world-class players and not kowtow to Abramovich.


Reasons to be gloomy?

Yes, if the answer to the last question does not happen. Also if Lampard and Drogba move on.


Who will you support in Euro 2008?

Let’s all cheer for Spain – I love the country.


Overall assessment of your manager?

John Terry managed the side from the minute Mourinho left. Grant chose the team, but Terry made them perform.


And overall assessment of your team?

Reaching the European Cup final is a stunning achievement. We have under-performed in the League and should have won the title by eight points. Losing Mourinho’s preparations destabilised the side, causing erratic performances.


Marks out of 10?

8

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