Having played against top 6 oppositions in the past two weeks, in which we came out on top, Chelsea now have relatively ‘easier fixtures’ in the next month or so, but then knowing the Premier League very well, and how unpredictable games can be, it’s hard to say we’ll completely sweep aside all opposition, even though they’re teams one would expect us to win.
In our next six games, we’ll face the likes of Burnley, Bournemouth, Watford, West Ham, Stoke and Crystal Palace. They’re ‘winnable’ games on paper, but we know football isn’t math, and certainly not the EPL. Here, teams always want to outdo the other, even the smallest team. However, what is certain is that we’re on a good run; we’ve been focused on the title, and don’t look like we’re easily giving it up. We have the manpower required to come out of those fixtures victorious. All our top players are performing well too, and if we play just as good as we played in the reverse fixtures, we’ll be celebrating victory after victory this coming month.
It’s also important to win these games because immediately after Crystal Palace, up next will be City. Of course, we humiliated them the last time, but this time may be different. This is why we must win all ‘winnable’ matches before that time. If we do so, then before we face city, we may well be 18 or 20 points ahead of them, and then, we would be under no pressure facing them. It’s not easy, yes, but this is war, and we have to keep going until the end.