It’s now official, Chelsea are the league leaders, probably not temporarily, but a step to being crowned Champions of England. What makes great teams? What are the traits of Champions? What’s the X-factor that sets them apart the best from the rest? What are the struts of potential winners?
Here are three traits Chelsea are displaying at the moment that make them look like title contenders:
Don’t ever underestimate the power of team spirit. That is exactly a powerful tool in the Chelsea armoury. Things are clicking faster and so is Chelsea’s surge to the title. Antonio Conte has created a team bond that is obviously bearing fruits. The players fight, love, play and stand up for each other on every occasion. They equally seem to know what to do as David Luiz asserted:
“The spirit is amazing and when you have this team spirit, this makes the difference. I am happy to play for this team and I am happy to be part of this family.”
Surely with this unity, Chelsea might just have the edge over their rivals.
The ability to withstand pressure, grind out results and playing from start to finish on a set tempo that helps them dictate games is a true trait of Champions. Winners are mentally tough to overcome challenges, break down brick walls and win ugly to get results. Against Southampton and Middlesbrough, the team showed a staying power to remain focused and committed to the cause till the end. Antonio Conte has this to say:
“After two defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, for sure it wasn’t simple to believe we could get six wins in a row, all without conceding any goals. “But I think we’re ready to play many games in a few days because from the start of the season we’ve worked a lot not just on a tactical aspect, but also a physical aspect.
“We continue to work as in this league it’s important to have an intensity in every game, strength and to be able to run from the start until the end. Also we need good technique and good talent, but when you link all of these things, it’s important.”
Conte’s demanding style and drilling has put the players in top gear and form for the season.
Chelsea are in devastating form as they have swept all that has been thrown at them. With a defensive base to build on from the back to the attacking triumvirate at the front, goals are being scored in every game. With 17 goals scored with none conceded, this is surely Champions form. Chelsea are fluid attack-wise and are among the top 3 highest scorers in the league and boast the league’s top scorer in Diego Costa. Certainly they are primed for glory.
Let’s believe in our team and support them all the way. Cheers!