What makes a perfect team isn’t just talented and expensive players, beyond that, the level of cohesion, unity and understanding in the team, coupled with a manager that knows exactly what to do is what makes a great team. If all it takes to win games and play wonderful football is a good coach and a bunch of expensive players, then, Chelsea wouldn’t have suffered like it did last season. We had a good manager in Mou, and a team filled with talent, but still struggled, and it was because there was confusion and disharmony in the team.
But all that is in the past now, as Chelsea are in some form. Antonio Conte has instilled in his players a high level of confidence that they lacked before now. The team is playing with more understanding, and the chemistry is top of the chart. If there ever was doubt as to our title credentials, our current run of form would have dispelled it all – 4 league wins on the bounce, and against teams that are ordinarily difficult to beat. We had difficulty finding the right balance between attack and defence before now, but switching to the 3-4-3 formation has solved that problem. Our players are performing excellently week in, week out both individually and collectively, and we’re right where we deserve to be.
Hazard has been terrific, so have Moses, Costa, and Courtois, who had his fourth straight cleansheet against Southampton. Spirits are high, and there can only be one destination for us if we continue in this fashion. Up next are Everton, and although they’ve caused us troubles in the past, I fancy our chances against them. We are definitely in the form of our life as a team, and I don’t see how anyone can dispute that fact. It’s a good time to be a Blue. The happy days are here again. Let’s keep marching; we’re well on course to have a monumental outing this season.