The regeneration of Australia's national team started in earnest this week as new coach Ange Postecoglou made a raft of changes to his squad ahead of the friendly with Ecuador.
The likes of Lucas Neill, Mark Bresciano, Sasa Ognenovski and Brett Holman have all been omitted for the March 5 clash, while a number of younger players have been called up.
Jose Mourinho is said to be annoyed that private, and apparently light-hearted, comments about his strikers have been filmed by French TV station Canal Plus.
Should Mourinho win the title with the Blues this season, he may consider it one of his greatest achievements given that he has been without a world class number 9. Strikers Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres and Demba Ba have scored just 11 times between them in the Premier League, and it is no secret that Mourinho will be in the market for a striker, come the summer.
It's three games and two goals for Adel Taarabt since his loan move from QPR to Milan last month.
The first was a stunning effort in the 3-1 defeat to Napoli and the second was a rebound after he had seen his header saved by Sampdoria goalkeeper Junior Da Costa.