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When the season started, no one gave Frank Lampard a chance to even make top four, and after the embarrassing defeat to Manchester United, all hell was loose and Chelsea were tagged the worst side out of the top six teams in the Premier League.
After the 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, Chelsea’s defence had already conceded a massive 13 goals and Lampard’s coaching style was criticised and the Blues were again written off due to a poor defence.
While, Chelsea’s defence has indeed been poor, the pundits and critics failed to point out that the Blues have been one of the best attacking teams in the league this season, but only a few of us who trusts in this team could see the future, and fast forward to the 4-1 win against Southampton away at the St Mary’s, everyone is now singing the praises of Frank Lampard and his youthful Chelsea side, whereas Tottenham, Manchester United and even Arsenal who were all rated above the Blues are beginning to show their frailties, while the Blues are picking good form at the right time.
Interestingly, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City were tipped to win the league, and Guardiola has found out that some good old lessons that playing pretty don’t always win you games in the Premier League – ask Arsene Wenger.
While I won’t want to get ahead of myself and start dreaming of a second place finish for Chelsea, the sky is indeed Blue at the moment and Chelsea seem to be heading the right direction under Lampard.
A few weeks ago, I told a fellow Chelsea mate that all Lampard’s side need is time and in due time a good run of form will bring the confidence the side needs to see out games and even keep clean sheets.
For now, the lads are playing well, the goals are coming in, confidence is high, and although the defence isn’t yet there, there has been marked improvements.
All Chelsea fans can now dream, and think of a bright Blue tomorrow.