THE INTERNATIONAL GAMES HIATUS: 3 REASONS CHELSEA AND CONTE DON’T NEED THIS BREAK

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After the final whistle on Saturday, Stamford Bridge was in jubilation mood after an overwhelming dominant display by the team. The 5-0 scoreline was mesmerising against an Everton side who have proved to be a bogey team to the Premier league big clubs. With the game done and dusted and all three points in the bag, we are making giant strides in our rebuilding process. However, with no league actions in almost a fortnight owing to the International games, this is viewed as an unwanted distraction. Here are the reasons:

 

INJURY ISSUES/ PLAYERS FORM AND FITNESS:

With team grooving at the moment, the international games can be disruptive in terms of players’ fitness levels. The international break most times demands long hours travelling and intensified football schedules that bring about fatigue and knocks. These could badly affect the health of the players, more so affecting their fitness level for the clubs which could be detrimental to Chelsea’s resurgence. Loss of key players could alter Conte’s winning system

SUCCESS CONTINUITY/ TEAM STABILITY:

Chelsea’s run of five consecutive wins coupled with attacking flair and defensive solidity is no mean feat. But the international break can be disastrous to team play and disrupt our flow at the moment. The players are driving on top gear and look outstanding, and as such the international break disrupt the team by slowing down the team flow.

AVOIDING COMPLACENCY:

Complacency is one big word that shouldn’t exist in the Chelsea dictionary. The International break could sway the focus of the players of club football and targets as they will be focused on doing well for their respective nations. The players might tend to relent, regress and recover slowly on arrival after the international break, and such lapses could be punished.

 

Just hoping we comeback after the break stronger, wiser and better.

Cheers!

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OBICHI NWOSU
Nwosu Obichi is an ardent sports lover, analyst and writer with enjoyed numerous views on RSTV SPORTS SHOW and several other platforms. He's a passionate fan of Chelsea Football Club. He's also a human-capita developer, Professional (motivational) Speaker and Author.