Sam Hutchinson had to retire from professional football 16 months ago at the age of just 22 but everything in the world is good again because he's just signed a new year and a half long contract at Stamford Bridge.
Those of you who play football management simulation games will probably be aware of this player, I was not, but I think it's a nice story. Jose Mourinho singled him out as a player for the future before his knee blew up and forced him to become a coach instead. It was during these coaching sessions that all of a sudden he realised he wasn't in pain anymore and has been able to train three days a week, then four and is now looking at a full week's intensive training as he attempts to break back into the first team. Although he hasn't signed a full contract and is currently on a sort of 'youth' contract, I assume he must be most pleased at the possibility of being able to play football for a few years and then go swimming in his pool of money at his real retirement, aged 35. Football is so romantic sometimes.