Chelsea v Wigan: Pressure is on. Your thoughts ahead of this one?

I am heading to Stamford Bridge tomorrow knowing that the pressure is on Rafa Benitez and the Chelsea players to get the right result but...

I am heading to Stamford Bridge tomorrow knowing that the pressure is on Rafa Benitez and the Chelsea players to get the right result but it's not going to be easy. Wigan are a better side than people give them credit for and will come here to make life difficult.

For Rafa Benitez, he would of had just two days to prepare the players for this one and with some people calling for him to be sacked, he simply cannot afford to drop ANY points.

Roberto Martinez, the Wigan manager spoke ahead of the game and explained that after having watched Chelsea's recent games, he finds it difficult to understand how we have lost points and would have liked to avoid playing Chelsea tomorrow.

He said:
"I have seen Chelsea's games and I must admit I would not be able to explain how they lost points because they have been the better side and have dominated games. That's why I would not have chosen to play Chelsea this weekend because I know they need to get a positive result. They will be focused and we can't catch them off guard.

It's something we have been trying to work out for weeks! Whether it's in front of goal taking our chances or simple mistakes defending, Chelsea at times have been awful!.

As a result, the pressure has mounted on our "Interim Manager" and he knows it. He can keep talking about finishing the season in the top four and "doing well" in certain areas but this is a results game and Benitez more than anyone else needs to remember that. We are in danger of slipping outside the top four and it's not good enough!.

It was interesting to hear Martinez speak of the pressure on Rafa. He has no sympathy as he should have been more than aware of what has been expected of him since he took over from RDM.

He said:
In football the relationship between the manager and the owner is what counts and the basis is established when you meet for the first time. As long as you know where you stand, no manager is going to have a problem with that. Some clubs have a long-term strategy and they want to develop and others just want to win at the weekend. As a manager, as long as you know that at the start of the season you're OK with it. Looking from the outside, it seems the Chelsea manager needs to win on a regular basis and that's a condition of the job. I don't think it's a real shock for any manager that takes that job."
He's spot on and echo's my thoughts entirely when it comes to Benitez. I cannot emphasise enough that Premier League football is now a results game. Every single manager of every single club in the League is under scrutiny. Just look at Nigel Adkins and the amazing job he did at Southampton. He took them from League One to the Premier League with back to back promotions. He has tried to adapt to the Premier League and has been sacked because of their results. It's shocking really but expected based on results.

Benitez AND the Chelsea players have no excuses. They know what is expected and they HAVE TO deliver season in, season out. That's why we continue investing in players at the end of every season, to maintain our league position and to continue to challenge for trophies.

That's why ahead of the game , the pressure is well and truly on and I just hope the players and the man in charge can get it right after our recent failings.

We need our home form to get back on track starting tomorrow. We need to try and keep a clean sheet and form that important foundation to build from. If we can get that right, the results should come.

As we all know with Chelsea anything is possible at the moment but one thing is for certain. We need the right result!

How do YOU the Chelsea fan reading this (no matter where you are in the world) feel ahead of the game? Do you think we can get the right result?

Carefree & KTBFFH

Find your Chelsea tickets at Viagogo!

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Classic Football Shirts

Find free bets and bonus offers at Betting Promo Codes today
Compare bookies free bet offers at to get a bonus
For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your Sky Bet Promo Code today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
Make sure you get one of these great betting offers for the next Chelsea game.
Take a look at the best gambling websites for betting on the football.
Providing the best online casino offers and latest sign up bonuses for UK players
High roller players from the United Kingdom choose the recommended Luxury Casino Mobile with VIP deposit bonuses and high comp points.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
Guide to mobile slots games and online casino sites with instant play.
Find the best microgaming casinos for the UK and Canada with new video slots and more.
Get free spins and cash from UK online casinos that offer no deposit casino bonuses and 1 hour free play.
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Play at Casino Legend today to get the biggest online casino bonuses available.
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Find the best online slot games, free spins and latest promotions
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
Do you fancy free bets no deposit ?
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at
Football live scores and results on live football. All the latest football scores.
Before buying anything online, make sure that you look for promo codes at AwesomeCoupons to help save money on your purchase.
Claim mega Chelsea enhanced odds we list all the latest enhanced odds offers and sign up bonuses from the best bookies, for huge prices on the big games visit enhanced odds bet £1,000+ in Free Bets + Betting Tips
If you're looking for the newest betting sites in the sports betting market today, then take a look at this extensive list from My Best Betting Sites, who provide a comprehensive list of sites that are new to the industry, but also have great reputations. offer an extensive range of the most popular bookies and the betting offers that they provide to all players upon sign up. They're a trusted source and we highly recommend them.