Chelsea have been in imperious form this season, after a disappointing 2015/16 outing. Our good form has seen us go on a run of 6 straight wins in the league— our last, a 0-1 victory over league newcomers, Middlesborough. We have also scored 17 goals, and let in none while on that run. Players are on top of their game, and team spirit is very high.
Following our impressive run of form, some pundits and analysts in the game have suggested that our lack of Champions League football may be the reason for Chelsea’s turn of fortunes. As tempted as I am to agree, especially seeing as we’re missing out in this season’s European competition, I have to disagree. Yes, we’re not in the UEFA Champions League this season, but it’s had no consequence on our form. This isn’t the first time Chelsea has gone on an impressive run of form, aside the horror of a season that we suffered during the last term, in most of our previous title winning seasons, we were involved in more than just the EPL. A more recent reminder of this fact is our title winning 14/15 season in which we were involved in 4 competitions. That season, we were the most in form team in the league, and ended the season losing only 3 games. So I think it’s very ridiculous for anyone to attribute what’s happening now at Chelsea to a lack of European football.
For me, only 2 things are clearly responsible for our run — we have a great coach who knows the right formation for the team, and obviously the players have put last season behind them, and are in great form. They’re simply happier and enjoy playing more. Perhaps for other teams, like Liverpool, this may be their reality, but not Chelsea. We have always been a big team with the right squad to execute as much games as we need to. If tomorrow, the Champions League beckons, we’ll still perform greatly in the league.
It’s annoying to see people who always look for a way to discredit a team that obviously has something good going. People need to understand and come to terms with the reality that Chelsea is back where they belong. It’s that simple. We have always been this good; and next season, we’ll do it again!