After 12 round of matches played, the football world is quite awestruck to see Chelsea occupying top spot in the league. For Blues supporters, it’s a great feeling to be leading from the front. More impressively has been our super form ever since our back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal. Gradually, Manager, Antonio Conte’s early promise is coming to fruition. Here’s what he said during his press presentation as Chelsea’s new manager in the summer:
“We are underrated a bit, and might slip under the radar,” Conte said, “but I hope there’s a small flame flickering here that can hopefully grow into a blazing inferno.”
Chelsea are indeed blazing with blue flame ferociously. We are the league most improved and in-form side at the moment. After reaching the summit of the league table, let’s review our top 3 best games so far this season:
CHELSEA VS MANCHESTER UNITED:
The sound bites to this game was exhilarating. For the English press & media this match was billed: ‘Chelsea vs Jose Mourinho’. After the discord, fall from grace to grass and tempestuous storm that resulted in the sacking of the Portuguese, this meeting was next to nothing for the Chelsea Faithful. History favoured the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ to edge this encounter after doing so while as Inter Milan manager in the 2010 Champions League round of 16 clash.
Just 30 seconds into game and United were a goal down thanks to Pedro’s predatory strike. Further goals by Cahill, Hazard and Kante all in a dominant display by Conte’s team had pundits purring and the fans cheering the players. This was a cold revenge brutally served by largely the same players Jose had labelled ‘betrayers’ before his acrimonious departure. The Happy One became the Defeated One as the 4-0 scoreline was beyond him. His aura faded as the Blue sports sarcastically sang:
‘You’re no longer special’
This was a really special performance by a team of special players with a special scoreline.
CHELSEA VS EVERTON:
Everton had proved to an extent to be Chelsea’s bogey team. Their winless run against us at Stamford Bridge stretched back to 1994 was in hindsight. Chelsea overwhelmed Everton as we strolled to a 5-O win. It was dubbed ‘the Eden Hazard show’. The Belgian and his team mates were rampant against Everton and dominant in every aspect. The highlight of this game Hazard’s second goal which was a 23 pass move and a delightful Pedro backheel flick. Super blues rang out loud across the country!
MIDDLESBROUGH VS CHELSEA:
Chelsea’s visit for the game against the Teesiders was a potential banana peel. Considering the form of Middlesbrough and their knack for upsetting the odds, this game was intriguing. The steely defense of both teams made sure chances were far and between. This was not a classy football game but a tactical battle with pragmatic style. At the end a scrappy Diego Costa goal gave Chelsea the lead and edge in this game.
Let’s relive the games…Cheers!