It’s official: Chelsea are the Champions of England. The Blues second league title in three years is a giant stride towards the club’s ambition of dominating English football. The title is in part a compensation for last season’s well-documented mediocre outing as Conte’s magic wand has transformed not just the club alone but English football too. Let’s look at 3 reasons Chelsea were a formidable force in our title conquest:
Chelsea’s attacking threat was a major weapon in our arsenal. The team scored 85 league goals with a goal difference of + 52 which was only bettered by Spurs stats of 86 goals and with a goal difference of +60. More so, having four players contributing more than 10 goals, with Costa (20), Hazard (16), Pedro and Willian (12 apiece) is by far the best by any Premier League team. They scored more than half of Chelsea total goals tally in the season. Our home form of 17 wins and 2 defeats in 19 games and away form of 13 wins 3 draws and 3 defeats in 19 games are quite commendable. Recording 13 consecutive wins was a joint-league record and that was remarkable. Chelsea mastered and executed counter attacking football combined with an incredible team chemistry that yielded results.
Staking claim of having one of the best defensive records is the strut of champions. Going six games without conceding a goal was great. The three man defense was combative, intelligent, physical and complimenting. The tactical discipline of Cesar Azpilicueta, the sulking skill set of David Luiz and the goal scoring heroics of Gary Cahill was fabulous.
TEAM SPIRIT AND MENTAL FORTITUDE:
One question that was repeatedly asked was whether Chelsea would be able to cope with the pressure that comes with leading the title race. Chelsea passed every test that was thrown at them and also kept Spurs at bay despite their late assault on the title.
It’s still true blue as the sky is still blue. Cheers!