Ordinarily, Chelsea fans seem to be quiet most times at Stamford Bridge, and they only raise the roofs in derby games and on special Champions League nights. But Pat Nevin has noticed something different at Stamford Bridge this season.
He wrote in his column for Chelsea: “It helps if you are winning of course, but even in some of the bad days last season Chelsea home fans did their best to raise the team’s spirits.
“This season has witnessed a massive increase in noise levels and you have to say that the passion of Antonio Conte must have a lot to do with it. The continuous singing of his name over the past few games underlines it is a two-way street of course, but the atmosphere is if anything building week on week. The away support is a different thing altogether of course, that is and always has been non-stop singing and high volume throughout.”
Pat Nevin also revealed that he expects to see a good atmosphere at Stamford Bridge, this weekend.
“This weekend at home I expect to experience one of the best atmospheres at any game of the season. This is important of course because it lifts every single player just that little bit more and that might be enough to produce the result. I certainly thought it played a big part in Eden Hazard getting that late equaliser last season.” Pat Nevin wrote.
Stamford Bridge will definitely be on fire when Chelsea hosts Spurs this weekend.