OPINION: "Chelsea can win the Premier League this season"
Despite Chelsea's poor form in the Premier League, Joe Cole believes that Chelsea are more than capable of winning the title this sea...
Despite Chelsea's poor form in the Premier League, Joe Cole believes that Chelsea are more than capable of winning the title this season! Do you agree?
Cole now at Coventry on loan this season, knows exactly what it's like to win the Premier League with Chelsea and with Jose Mourinho in particular. Describing the Special One as the best manager in the world, Cole believes that Chelsea has it in them to win every game between now and the end of the season!
"Anything is possible, and that's why we watch football. You can't rule them out as champions… that team could beat everyone from now until the end of the season.
I'm not saying it's going to happen, but it's football. It'll be interesting in the next few weeks. The fans haven't turned, they're right behind the manager and the chairman.
The main thing you've got to think about is you've got the best manager in the world there… fact. That's not down to opinion, he's the most decorated over the different leagues. For Chelsea to move forward, you've got to stick with the manager and let him do what he does best. I don't think anyone can dispute his record and I'm sure he'll be relishing turning it around.
Chelsea are going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment, it's difficult to put your finger on what the problems are. When teams aren't getting results, it's usually a collection of things. The players are quality players, they're champions. The squad is strong and I think it'll be turned around.
As a manager, the margins between the clubs, especially in the Premier League, is getting smaller. It's getting tougher to win every game. What separates [Mourinho from the rest] is his common touch, how he relates to his players and gets the best out of each individual in the squad, whether you're the captain or the third-choice goalkeeper.
You don't play for the champions unless you're a top player. It's clear the results are not right, but it's the same team as last year with the best manager in the world. If all of those ingredients meant you'd be champion every year, no-one would watch football."
I'd have to say that I personally think it's above and beyond us even if we are to go on a great run between now and the end of the season. We have done too much damage to our season already for us to win it.
Besides, as Jose said yesterday, it's very rare to see the top teams go on runs of five, six, seven or ten wins in a row in this League now due to the improvement in quality.
However, I believe that top four is possible for two reasons. Firstly, we have it within ourselves to get on a run of victories and draws to climb our way back up the table. Secondly, everyone keeps beating everyone with no one taking the league by the throat and marching clear as we did last season.
To win it from here would be amazing. Top four however is realistic.