This has probably been a not-so-revealing year for Chelsea, but the two things it has definitely been are “interesting” and “fun”.
Not so many football spectators would have given us a chance, seeing how we played and finished last season under Antonio Conte, but things have picked up this season, and out of nowhere, we’re in the running for the EPL – at least, our first four fixtures have suggested so.
Chelsea are currently one of only three sides to have won their first four games this season, the other two sides being Liverpool and Watford. It’s very interesting, and considering how we’ve played so far, that run is expected to run into the next two or three fixtures at least.
We have not come here by fluke; our players have been phenomenal, and hardworking, and they deserve to be appreciated. Hazard has put rumours of an exit behind him to make one of his best starts yet, as are other players like Marcos Alonso.
Alonso has been one of our best players since his addition two seasons ago, but this may yet be his best ever start in the Premier League.
Marcos Alonso has played a direct or indirect role in 5 of the 8 goals Chelsea have scored so far this season – scoring one, assisting another, winning two penalty kicks, and getting a shot deflected in for an own goal. And it’s no wonder for his efforts, he has been rewarded by getting nominated for the Player of the Month award for August.
The nomination list has a number of other interesting players who all honestly deserve a chance at winning it, but I doubt anyone deserves it more than Alonso, and I speak not just because he’s a Chelsea star, but because he is truly deserving of the honour, especially considering the role he plays in.
The league is still miles away from being over, and I don’t think this would be the only time a Chelsea player would be mentioned in a monthly best player shortlist. I also see them winning these awards as well.
The team is playing incredibly well. So the rest of the league might be in for obliteration, and I think they know it.