Mixed emotions on Sunday after what's been a crap league season!.

On Sunday, as Chelsea take on Blackburn in the final Premier League game of the season at the Bridge, and as the final whistle blows, the h...

On Sunday, as Chelsea take on Blackburn in the final Premier League game of the season at the Bridge, and as the final whistle blows, the harsh reality of our failings in the league will hit home to all of us.

Forget the FA Cup win and the Champions League final next week for a moment and take a look at where we find ourselves and it isn't enjoyable reading.

I am all for celebrating our Cup win and hopefully again next week but we cannot ignore the "bread and butter" of our existence as a football club and that's our league status.

Chelsea's form against our main rivals both home and away has been woeful and that's cost us big time. It's all well and good beating QPR 6-1 but to lose at home to Arsenal, Liverpool and Newcastle, then only draw with United and Spurs, isn't going to make you title contenders.

There's a saying in football that where you find yourselves in the league over the 38 game season is a true representation of how you as a club has performed and for Chelsea it's been badly.

If someone had said to you back at the beginning of August that Chelsea would be finishing only sixth in the League and a massive 25 points behind the Champions, you would have laughed at them in disbelief!.

I'm not laughing and I am sure Roman and the Chelsea board aren't either.

Not only have Chelsea had to deal with all their internal troubles that happened at different stages during the course of the season, but the fact that we have slipped behind Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham AND Newcastle is a reminder of just how much football moves forward with the times.

You could say, Munich has now become the be all and end all of our future.

I wrote a post last week asking you, the Chelsea fans, whether or not we had to face the realism of losing the Champions League final and the potential consequences that could lead to and I really think it's something that we have to do.

The game is so difficult to call, both sides will believe that they have as much chance to win the game as the other and it will make for the most nerve wracking game of football I would have ever had to go through in my lifetime.

Isn't it weird though?. We want to celebrate the FA Cup win, but at the same time feel saddened by what's happened in the league and then again congratulate the players for getting to Munich when no one gave us a chance!.

Ron Gourlay spoke of what has happened in the league this season and said:
"It's certainly not where we set out to be at the start of the season.

I don't think we talk about disasters at this stage, because we've still got the opportunity of turning this into the most historic season for the football club.

If we won the FA Cup and Champions League final then, yes, we would've turned around our season and it'll be a fantastic end to a season which has, in parts, been very, very difficult.

We'd sit down and we'd look at the whole season and we'd try to correct the things that went wrong in the first place and make sure we learned from any mistakes."

...and I agree with him. It's important that when everything has died down and the season has finished, we look back at where everything in the league went wrong for us.

There is an argument that the Champions League and FA Cup progression in recent weeks almost took a priority over the league and as a result due to rotating players for those games, we dropped important points.

I know it sounds like I am being negative and putting a downer on things but I can assure you, I am not. It's just that it's important we all stay level headed, grounded and realistic as far as the Premier League campaign has panned out.

We've finished outside the top four for the first time in ten years and for a club like Chelsea, bearing in mind the level of investment over the years, it simply isn't good enough.

The funny thing is, no one will care if we win in Munich!


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