CHELSEA HAVE BEEN CONCEDING UNNECESSARILY, BUT IT’S EASY TO UNDERSTAND WHY

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After our switch to the 3-4-3 system, Chelsea became solid in defence and attack. Our unbeaten run is perhaps the most impressive in the league’s history, and that will always be remembered. Lately though, the same hasn’t been the case, as we have been letting in goals unnecessarily.

Against Bournemouth on Saturday, Chelsea failed to keep a clean sheet, making it 9 Premier League games in a row without a clean sheet.

This latest development has become a source of worry for fans with Tottenham closing in on us. However I think it has to be said that while conceding isn’t so good a thing, it is also important to note that it’s the end of the season, and these things happen.

We have been on this title chase for months now putting up amazing display after another. We have also kept lots of clean sheets in the process.

Before now, I know how difficult it was for opposition players to get behind our backline, and now, things seem different. But the truth is that these guys are human, they aren’t machines that can’t get tired. These group of players have been playing under pressure all season.

Expectations are high, so it shouldn’t be a surprise if they bow to pressure and perform below expectations sometimes. Besides, the league is a competition that happens for months, there really is no way one can stay on top of their game without taking their feet off the pedal.

Our lads have been great so far. They have given us pretty much memorable times thus far so it’s important that we continue to show them love and support without wavering.

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KING JAY
King Jay is a writer/broadcaster with years of experience under his belt. His love affair with Chelsea actually began as a joke, but today, he stands tall as a die-hard blue. What makes him perfect for this blog? He lives for Chelsea FC, in fact, I heard he sat in the middle of a road, and refused to go home after that bitter loss to Barcelona in 2009. Haha.