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With the intensity of the winter transfer window still on as speculations are still rife on which players to sign, sell and loan make the rounds, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin have looked ahead at the coming games for the club.
Chelsea have four very big games in a row starting this weekend with an away clash against Leicester City. This game comes up immediately after the transfer deadline day.
Following the away game against the Foxes, Chelsea will play three home games in a row – with Premier League clashes against Manchester United and Tottenham to come before hosting Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that these games can go a long way to decide the season for Chelsea.
Pat Nevin wrote in his column for the official club website: “The next few weeks are hugely interesting not just with the possibility of new blood. Leicester, Manchester United, Spurs and Bayern Munich make February a period that is as exciting as it is unpredictable. The one defeat in six during January (and that one a horribly unfair one at Newcastle) seemed to steady the ship after the ups and downs of December. With a possibility now of an FA Cup tie against Liverpool at the Bridge on top, this could be when we find out the reality of where we really stand as a team.
“Still one game at a time as they always say and Leicester at the weekend should be a cracker. I have been to see their last couple of games against West Ham and Brentford and Brendan Rodgers has got them playing an open, entertaining style of football that in some ways mirrors our own. For once we will not be playing against a team that sits deep and frustrates. So, we might sing about travelling over land and sea and Leicester, but at least this time the journey up the M1 should give us 90 minutes of entertainment, from both sides.”
Nevin also hoped that the club would have concluded some deals before the close of the transfer window to boost the squad ahead of these games.
He added: “Who knows, we might even have a new player or two by then who will give us the little edge we have needed in turning huge amounts of possession into more goals and more wins?”