Cover Needed; Letters

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I FIND the Chelsea stuffing very hard to digest although I did fear the worst when the team-sheet was announced.

With the absence of Owen, Hamann, Berger and Smicer - a major factor in the result - I couldn't help but wonder why we don't have better players as cover for them.

We missed Owen a great deal, suggesting we were a little hasty in selling Fowler.

Heskey was outstanding last season but sadly he looks like an pounds 11m joke this time out and I wonder if he is going to recover.

As for Didi Hamann, maybe some supporters will begin to appreciate him more when you take in the fact that in the three games he was missing (Barcelona, Fulham and Chelsea) we conceded seven goals and scored one. He is vital to us.

Danny Murphy has not been the same since his England callup. Steven Gerrard is just totally wasted playing wide.

Jari Litmanen looks well short of match fitness. …