The weekend we’ve all waited keenly and somewhat anxiously for is here, finally, and I don’t know how we truly feel about it. Ordinarily, we should be excited about a weekend like this because of the importance attached to it. But we maybe aren’t, and I can’t really fault us for that. It’s not the best of times for Chelsea and its fans globally, so I think we have a right to be skeptical and unsure.
In as many games as we’ve played this season in the league, we’ve lost 3 times, and to lower opposition (except City). On Sunday, we face another stern test in the title race. Man Utd will be visiting Stamford Bridge in the game of the weekend, and one we obviously should get something from. We’re still many points adrift of the top, and we could fall further behind if we don’t get a win. Emotions are heightened, but despite the fear, I somehow, have a good feeling about Sunday.
Man Utd may be an in-form team at the moment, but recent history doesn’t favor them above us. In the past 3 seasons, we have won more games against them than they have against us. And there’s that thing about Chelsea always turning up against top opposition. The confidence level always goes over the top when Chelsea meets a top opposition. I don’t expect it to be any less against Man Utd.
The other thing is, we are likely to have a better looking midfield than we did in the past few games. N’Golo Kantè is likely going to be available for selection, so we should be in fine shape than before now. He was sidelined with injury for a few weeks, but he’s been passed fit to return to action again. This was confirmed in the pre-match press Conference for Conte the other day.
So we definitely have a reason to believe we can win that game. All we can do is support the lads, and hope for the best outcome. Of course, to say it’ll be a cake walk would be to disrespect what Mourinho has brought to his side. So we’ll just look forward to a win, big or small, lucky or comprehensive, as long as we get it, we should be okay.