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It has been a season of ups and downs for Chelsea as the Blues have exceeded pre-season expectations to currently be in the top four.
Chelsea had been on a good run to get into top four having started the season in an inconsistent manner. However, Chelsea’s good form has dropped badly since the end of the last international break of the year.
What has made Chelsea’s season more worrisome is the Blues poor form at home. Chelsea’s last game was a 2-0 home defeat to Southampton, and the Blues previous home game was a 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth.
Chelsea have now lost back-to-back home Premier League matches for the first time since November 2011 under Andre Villas-Boas.
And it’s their first time to lose back-to-back Premier League home games without scoring a goal for the first time in the 21st century.
While Chelsea’s home form has been far from impressive, the Blues have done well away from home and play better away than in front of the home fans.
The good news now for Chelsea is that three of the Blues next three league games are away from home, with an away game this weekend against Arsenal followed by another away game to Brighton. Chelsea will then host Burnley on January 11 before travelling to the St James Park to face Newcastle on January 18.
Chelsea boss Frank Lampard should find enough time and momentum within this period to fix his team’s defensive issues at home.