As expected, a tough and battling encounter at the sizzling Molineux against Wolves, all attention turns to league action after advancing to the FA Cup quarterfinals albeit with a hit & grab win. The big question is: Can Chelsea win the double?
Here are my opinions both for and against:
Since Conte’s arrival in the summer, the bond he has developed in the Chelsea dressing room has been contagious. This has transformed last season’s mediocre players into A-list superstars. They have found their mojo back with has been evident in our results so far this season. Surely, if we are to win both trophies, the team spirit would be vital and this can be & do the magic for Chelsea.
Passionate players do incredible things and can so be on their game when they are so into it. Conte’s passion has possessed his players who now play like a team with a sense of purpose. They attack, defend and carry out tactical instructions to the latter because of their love for what they do. What and how they feel about playing for Chelsea and winning trophies has rekindled. As we well know: Passion drives a process and Chelsea can do the double with it being one of their star quality.
Show me a team without the winning mentality and I’ll show you one headed for average level. Chelsea’s winning mentality cannot be disputed as they have in Conte, a manager that’s a serial winner. More so, in their ranks they have players who have won major trophies and certainly know what it takes to win. Obviously, we are surely good prospect for the double.
With likely fixture congestions, this might be just be the kick in the teeth for our title and cup aspirations. The congestion may limit preparation for games which will definitely affect team performances. This might eventually both trophies.
FITNESS & FORM ISSUES:
Another issue might just be injuries to key players and suspensions which may halt and hurt team chemistry and bond. We will definitely need all players to be at their best in terms of both form and fitness to stand the chance of winning both trophies.
How many times have we seen teans bustling with passion, team spirit and star quality, but to only flatter to deceive when it matters most? They lead and later have it cut to nothing and even fall behind. They flatter to deceive and crash like a pack of cards. These are consequences of complacency. Chelsea could fall into the trap if they prioritise one competition over the other or worse still take their eyes from the prizes.
Let’s hope for the best. Cheers!