If there’s any word that describes the nature of football, then such word is: ‘unpredictable’. You can ask the PSG fans and they’ll surely tell you their teary tale of Champions league elimination in an unspectacular fashion. More so, how did we feel witnessing our beloved Chelsea in a free-fall last season? Or the pain of watching Champions league football as spectators? That’s why we must right every wrong of last season beginning with football’s oldest competition – The FA Cup.
Our history in the competition is rich with 7 cup wins. Conte and the players can do well to add to the number this season as our FA Cup challenge continues this weekend. But first we must get over a former coach, Jose Mourinho as he brings his Manchester United team to Stamford Bridge on Monday night to battle for a place in the semifinals.
The need to win the cup is huge aside its incentives and here are 3 reasons why winning the FA Cup will be fantastic for Chelsea and Conte:
MORALE/CONFIDENCE BOOSTER FOR GOOD END TO SEASON
How often have we seen teams crumble under the weight of pressure in contesting on several fronts for silverware only to end up empty-handed? That’s why boosting the morale and confidence levels of the players is of great importance. The excruciating effect of failing to win silverware as well as the beautiful feeling of winning it can both define a club’s season. With this in hindsight, Chelsea and Conte really need to win the FA Cup as this will boost the players’ morale and confidence. In effect, this will ingrain the winning mentality with a staying power needed for our Premier league title win.
THIS WILL MARK A WONDERFUL DEBUT SEASON UNDER ANTONIO CONTE
How many mangers come straight into a crisis-stricken club and turn them from mediocres to great achievers like Antonio Conte has brilliantly worked out? How many mangers actually show the guts to question the status quo and as well rip it apart to implement their ideas like Antonio Conte has done remarkably so far in his debut season at Chelsea? In a sentence: ‘Conte has proved that there’s life after death’. The Italian manager has endeared himself to the Chelsea faithful much to the envy of rival managers (you can ask Jose Mourinho). His transformational managerial capacity has propelled Chelsea on the verge of a second league title in three years. Certainly, winning the FA Cup will see both Chelsea and Conte’s stock rise and as well a cup double will be a fitting way to cap a swashbuckling season.
HISTORY AWAITS CONTE AND CHELSEA
Winning the FA Cup will surely add to our plethora of silverware. This will speak volumes of the club’s achievements in the Roman Abramovich’s era, especially considering the pale state of our trophy-starved London rivals (Spurs & Arsenal). This will surely give us the bragging rights as the ‘Pride of London’ and confirm our status as a dominant force to be reckoned with. Sweetly, this will go down in history as the second time we have secured the league & cup double. And Conte will be the second Chelsea manager to do so just behind fellow Italian, Carlo Ancelotti. This might be the fulfillment of the blazing inferno Conte promised to transform Chelsea into.
Let’s make our dreams come true. Cheers!