Most Chelsea fans will still be disappointed in the result of the EFL Cup game between us and West Ham on Wednesday night. I mean, nobody likes to lose, and certainly not Chelsea to West Ham! But then, it’s football, these things happen, and you can’t help them sometimes, so all you have to do is take the positives, and move on. Just over the weekend, we hammered Manchester United 4-0 at the Bridge, and today, we lost to a far smaller side, while they (United) went on to win Manchester City– funny, eh? Exactly my point. The good thing about our loss on Wednesday is that we put up a good fight. Yes, we made some really terrible mistakes in defence, but our attack was great, and had luck been with us, we’d be in the final 8. But then, again, it’s football. Nights like that happen.
Now, that we’re out of the EFL, we can focus more on the EPL, where we’re doing so well. It’s just one point separating us from the top, and with enough effort, we can keep the momentum going, and go on to probably win the league. I’m not saying we can’t though, but I think getting back in the top four should be the primary focus.
We’re lining up against Southampton over this coming weekend, and we must win that game if we really want to pile on the pressure at the top. They’re not easy to beat, as they obviously frustrated league leaders, Manchester City last Sunday, but then, we beat Man U 4-0 the same day. We just have to get ourselves focused, and play with the same level of desire. If we’re able to win that game, we’ll be in a good position to play Tottenham too. So, I say, forget the EFL, and the loss to West Ham; look ahead, and prepare for other games to come. It may seem like a curse now, but months from now, tonight’s loss may have been a blessing.