Barely a week ago, there was talk of a possible crisis at Chelsea following heavily humiliating back to back defeats to league ‘small boys’, Bournemouth and Watford. But things seem to be taking a different shape now, and there are talks of resurgence. This follows two impressive performances against both West Brom and Hull City within a space of 5 days.
On Monday, we dismantled the Baggies 3-0, and on Friday, Hull got a 4-0 smashing. Those victories have once again brought some calm to the club and fans, and have given Conte some more time amid talks of a possible sack. But above all, the victory against Hull for me, bears more importance than some of us probably understand.
The UEFA Champions League is back and on Wednesday we take on Barcelona at Stamford Bridge. We will go into that fixture with some level of confidence, and knowing we are playing well again.
I can only imagine how demoralised the boys would have been if we went into this fixture with yet another loss. It would have killed spirits and probably earned us another loss, but we won, and we’ll take on the Spanish giants with full confidence.
Pundits currently rate us below Barcelona, and that’s not a surprise after all they’ve been nearly flawless all season – which can’t really be said about us. However, we know our abilities, and we know that we have it within us to progress at Barcelona’s expense.
Chelsea aren’t the most predictable side and we tend to perform the best when we’re underrated. Come next week, I have a feeling we’ll shock the world.