The end of the current campaign in the English top flight is still months away, but as is always, you always know the likeliest champions by December.
Chelsea started this season unsure of where it’d finish, but over the last 9 matches, it has become increasingly clear that we’ll finish top of the pile come May 2017. In the last 9 games, we have seen the dynamism to this Chelsea side. It is a team that has been set up to do whatever is necessary to get the result it requires. Chelsea can play quickly, but they also know how to be patient until they find space and kill a game. Against West Brom, it wasn’t the same Chelsea that took on Man City and Tottenham that was on the pitch. Against City, we were more direct, and played more on the counter, but against the Baggies, it was an entirely different approach. West Brom was set up by Pulis to defend and frustrate Chelsea, and it looked like it was going to be a completely successful plan until Costa broke their hearts. Chelsea were calm, we bid our time, until we were able to capitalize on that error by West Brom, and got that vital goal. That is what is different about this Chelsea side— the ability to find a way where there seemingly isn’t one is exactly what makes a champion.
The game vs West Brom seemed like a draw, but one moment changed everything, and the boys would have left the pitch happy they delivered, especially after Arsenal got a win too. This wasn’t the first time Chelsea won a game by a 1 goal margin this term, you’d recall that against Middlesbrough, we nicked it by the same score line. The only difference is we created far more chances against Middlesbrough. I have not seen Chelsea this hungry and resilient in a while, that is why I am confident that we’ll challenge until the end, and be crowned champions too. We are growing in confidence, and know how to play any type of opponent, whether they’re attack or defence-minded. Our next opponent is another lower team, and I know that it’s going to be another victory in the bag for us. Now that our closest rivals for the title are dropping points, we must continue winning and garner all we can, and by the end of the year, we might be miles clear.