On Boxing Day, we defeated Bournemouth 3-0, another scoreline that has put critics and doubters to shame. Chelsea have passed so many hurdles this season, and despite how far the team has come, there are still many doubters out there.
First, at the start of our winning run, many pundits said Chelsea cannot go on to win the title, and tipped Manchester City and Liverpool ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title. We have squashed so many of those talks with our dominant displays, and we sit pretty comfortably on top of the pile, and we just can’t stop.
Secondly, we had two fixtures against Tottenham and Manchester City pending, and not many tipped Chelsea to come out winners in both games. Many believed we’d lose both games or at most get a draw against Spurs and lose to City. We won both games, and it didn’t stop them from talking.
After passing both tests, the critics came again, saying our formation will be tested against teams that park the bus. True to their words, we had difficult games against those teams, West Brom was the toughest of them all, but we won those games despite the challenge.
Like a sore loser that wouldn’t stop, they said we have a thin squad, and our title-winning mettle would be given a huge test this December, and we’d drop points as the games come thick and fast. Yet again, we’ve won all the games we’ve played this month and just have one pending against Stoke City.
The next thing they could come up with after all criticisms had failed, was that we can’t do without certain players, like Eden Hazard, Diego Costa and N’Golo Kante. We’ve now played games without these three, and against the Cherries, Costa and Kante were unavailable, and credits to the lads who replaced them, they weren’t missed at all.
The critics and doubters are running out of ideas, and one can only wonder — what else do they have to say?
Cheers to the Blues family!