When a team is so far ahead of the competition in talent, structure, skills, organisation, leadership and resources, it leaves rivals searching for the only possible weakness they can exploit: the inconsistency and irrationality of human beings. It's why Diego Costa's situation at Chelsea is being monitored so keenly; should the unsettled striker leave the club over the next two weeks, it creates a previously unaccounted for opening for the rest of the Premier League. It's why the NBA's other 29 teams were hoping the introduction of Kevin Durant to the Golden State Warriors would somehow disrupt dressing room harmony or that Draymond Green's disciplinary issues will flare up again. And why, for the last three seasons, the rest of the Formula One
grid have been secretly hoping Lewis Hamilton
and Nico Rosberg
's personalities clashed to such an extent they would essentially defeat each other. A glimmer of hope, a shred of optimism. [inlinescript1] At times the Rosberg
rivalry ... ...