Saturday night was a special one for the club, and the victory against Everton is one that Stamford Bridge hasn’t experienced in a very long time. It was a classic performance that Chelsea fans will forever remember; the Blues were treated to a classic treat — good attacking football with defensive solidity, slick passing and attacking play was a beauty for Chelsea fans to behold.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin who writes a column in the official Chelsea website revealed that Chelsea fans remained outside the stadium singing even after an hour after the game was over.
“An hour-and-a-half after the final whistle I wandered down to Fulham Broadway Station and our fans where still singing themselves hoarse.” Nevin wrote.
“They knew fine well how fabulously they had been entertained, how rare that sort of performance really is and how important it was to get to the top of the league to make a statement. In reality there are not that many football games that remain in your mind for a long time, moments can linger but a full match that just delivered and delivered at that level is a very unusual thing to behold.
“This isn’t to say Chelsea are going to walk away with the league title but at the very least it suggests this is a team that will be in the shake-up come May. It is all the sweeter of course because of the struggles of last season. This time there is no taking this fantastic little run for granted, even if it might have been a temptation in the past.
“The fans at the station simply mirrored what was going on at the ground. The buzz was tangible and the singing throughout was as continuous as I can ever remember. The love-in with the manager continues to grow apace as well. His name was sung as often and as loudly as anyone else’s. The supporters know he clearly has the requisite passion that this club and team deserves.” Pat Nevin wrote.