What is more compelling than carrying the weight of pressure? Chelsea have been experiencing ‘hard-knock life’ since the debacle at Stamford bridge against Crystal Palace. We’ve been in a battle of wits and grits laced with our twin abilities to turn pressure into pleasure – brain and brawn. After passing yet another acid test against Everton presumed to be our last big test of the season, the obvious expectation is for us to get over the finishing line and be crowned Champions.
Here are 3 things we must do to kill the Spurs fight:
AVOID COMPLACENCY; IT’S ALL OR NOTHING FOR US:
The obvious truth is that we have won nothing yet and the league is not yet ours, but ours to lose. With Chelsea still four points above Spurs, we are in prime position to win the league. We must absorb the pressure from the last few games as teams will be all out to kill our title dream. Conte needs to motivate the players to play every match like a cup final regardless the opposition. The players’ abilities to make the right decisions on the field of play will do a lot of good for us and as well and attention to details is vital. The need to also eliminate errors from our play will be crucial over the next few games. More so, it will be hugely important for our title ambition if we can play with passion and the will to win.
ACTIVATE THE KILLER MODE:
This is the time of the season when every point counts. The need for Chelsea to be in killer mode in our remaining games is crucial. We must do well to finish off teams by taking our chances with venom in games. Putting teams to the sword will dispel any fears and calm nerves. It will also eliminate the possibility of being caught up or being victims of last-minute surprises. Let’s turn on our killer instinct and leave Spurs with no chance of tasting league glory.
SHOW FIGHT FOR TITLE:
In his pre-match press conference prior to the game against Everton, Chelsea Coach, Antonio Conte gave a clue of what he’s expecting the team to do in our remaining games. Here’s what he said:
“I think in the team we have a lot of warriors,” he said. ‘I work every day to bring them to be warriors. I think it’s great to have talent. But I like a lot when you are a warrior during the game and, above all, if players with talent work hard during the game.”
This is exactly what we need to keep doing in order to emerge league winners.
Let’s keep the blue flag flying high. Cheers!