London: By winning the FA Cup this weekend and achieving the first part of a possible trophy double, interim Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo can make what is already being seen as an irresistible case for taking the job on a permanent basis.
Since coming in as a replacement for the fired Andre Villas-Boas at the start of March, Di Matteo has helped transform a Chelsea season that was threatening to unravel.
Relying on the experience and know-how of the so-called 'old guard' of John Terry, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole and Didier Drogba has led to an upturn in results, including unlikely progress to the Champions League final thanks to a memorable semi-final victory over Barcelona.
Before that May 19 showpiece against Bayern Munich is Saturday's FA Cup final against Liverpool....more
08:20 PM, May 04, 2012