With a disappointing 2-0 loss at Goodison Park on Saturday, we are out of the FA Cup and have only 9 league matches left until the end of the season. There'll be no fairty tale repeat of 2009, but many are not surprised - simply put, we just were not good enough this season.
Diego Costa has been charged by the FA for his behavior following his dismissal this weekend, and looks certain to miss 1-2 matches. With Falcao and Pato not expected to be fit until 2019, and Loic Remy terribly searching for form, at least we get a look at our exciting young Burkina Faso international, Bertrand Traore. He lit up the Bridge against Stoke with a wonderfully taken goal and already has his name being sung on the terraces (Ohhh, Bertand Traore...) to the tune of Seven Nation Army. Here's to him bagging some vital goals here on out.
We've got West Ham at the weekend with an opportunity to jump up perhaps one spot in the table and a pretty fierce London derby to boot. Make sure to arrive at the pub early as we'll be most likely sharing space with Chicago Hammers.