What a week it has been after the title pressure mounted on us by Spurs and Manchester City by cutting our lead to 7 points after their weekend wins. But just as expected, Chelsea once again won with a display of brain and brawn – two huge traits of champions. Our win against West Ham United reaffirms our status as Champions-elect and surely puts us on course for our second league title in 3 years. This would be a remarkable achievement.
All attention shifts to Champions League football. Arguably, the most popular football competition worldwide. A competition that exudes passion, thrills, frills, tears, pain and gain. Not a competition for the fainthearted, but for the best of the best. And only the best of the best wins it. The Champions League trophy is the measure of a club’s greatness. In the last couple of years, there’s been a decline of English teams performance in European competitions which is very worrisome. More so, this season only Manchester City &Manchester United are sure to be the only clubs left in both UEFA competitions after elimination of England’s other representatives. This is catastrophic to the league’s popularity in the long run.
With all sincerity there’s just one club that have been sorely missed this season – CHELSEA FC. It is no doubt that Chelsea are England’s most consistent performers in European competitions. Chelsea is the last English team to win a European competition, Europa League in 2013 and UEFA Champions league (Munich 2012). Currently, we are the best-seeded English team on UEFA’S coefficient rankings (10th). This surely speaks volume of our growing influence continentally.
Thankfully, we’d be there next season to show the rest of England how it’s done.
Let’s keep the blue flag flying high.