So our David v Goliath encounter with Chelsea ended as most of us probably expected, being well and truly outclassed by a team whose starting X1 totalled close to £150 million (not including Terry or Ballack). Ours in comparison adds up to a smaller £4.5 million. The figures don’t lie.

With a number of Watford supporters voting to boycott the Stamford Bridge clash, due to the inflated ticket prices, this was a game that most will not have minded missing. I say this simply because, if they are like me, it will have hurt them to see Watford ripped apart by a side that has now gone 50 home games without tasting defeat. Danny Shittu, who has been my player of the season so far, was given the run around by a rampant Didier Drogba, while Andriy Shevchenko has now decided to start firing.

Aidy was correct in his assessment of the two sides, Chelsea are indeed ‘light years ahead of us,’ and with their spending power, they shall remain ahead of us and most others. Our two shots on goal say it all unfortunately. One from Shittu, which was well saved by Carlo Cudicini, followed an audacious 30-yard drive from Jay DeMerit. The less said about the latter effort the better.

Like Aidy and the rest of the Yellow Army, I don’t like to see us lose, and I especially don’t like to see us outclassed. But this is a fixture you just have to accept is almost a formality, with the only glimmer of hope being the possibility that Chelsea will rest a few players, or simply have an off day.

I’m certain the boys won’t dwell on Saturday’s game, and will be busy preparing for our next fixture, away at Portsmouth. For all those going, don’t forget to pack your waterproofs. There is no roof on the away stand, and if it rains, we are all likely to get soaked. See you there.