West Brom, Sunderland and now Crystal Palace - Chelsea march on in the Premier League.
In arguably the toughest week of our season so far with three games in the space of a week, Chelsea have taken nine points from nine to e...
In arguably the toughest week of our season so far with three games in the space of a week, Chelsea have taken nine points from nine to extend their lead in the Premier League.
Eleven wins in a row for Antonio Conte's side and just three off of the all-time Premier League record, it's seriously looking good for Chelsea who will be top at Christmas and a minimum of six points clear of second place with Liverpool playing Everton tonight. If Liverpool fail to win, our lead is extended to seven points head of Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day.
As each game passes, you cannot help but to be impressed with the manager and his players. Their game management compared to last season is quite simply unrecognisable and it's full credit to them with our last three victories this past week being vitally important.
Yes we have sat and witnessed arguably the best team performance we have ever seen against Everton at home thumping them 5-0. Yes the comebacks against Tottenham and Manchester City were extremely impressive and to thump Jose Mourinho 4-0 on his first return to the Bridge was excellent, however, the victories over West Brom, Sunderland and Crystal Palace have proven to be the difference at a critical stage of the season.
We all admit the performances were not our best, we all admit that we could and should have played much, much better however you have to give full credit to Antonio Conte and his players for digging in, working hard and getting the all important results we have needed.
Manchester City have struggled, Tottenham have struggled, Arsenal have had a bad week and Liverpool have struggled at times too. As for Chelsea, they keep getting results and grinding out results by working hard and having the willingness to change formations and to try something new to combat the tactics of our opposition.
I was watching the Sky coverage of the Man City v Arsenal game and Greame Souness made a very important and valid point in his post-match comments. He stated that to win the Premier League you must be a team that can mix things up, play many different ways and have the ability to dig in when faced with adversity rather than be one dimensional. Both he and Thierry Henry stated this is what Chelsea have become again under Antonio Conte.
Chelsea have two games we should now win at home starting with Bournemouth on Boxing Day followed by Stoke on New Years Eve. If we can continue to dig in, grind out results if we are not playing as well as we should ( but hopefully playing as well as we know we can ), then we will have to see where it takes us at the turn of year. If at any point we can open up lead of double figures at the top of the Premier League then playing as we are right now, we are going to take some stopping!
It's been a hard but excellent week for Antonio Conte and Chelsea! Come on Everton tonight stop Liverpool closing the gap back to six points!