Chelsea: Season Of Silverware?

All the talk this summer has been about the battle between the two Manchester clubs for the Premier League title with some people already suggesting that it is a straight battle between City and United for top spot. What about the Champions League and FA Cup holders though? Chelsea have to be big contenders for the title.

Confidence in the squad is sure to be incredibly high despite the Community Shield defeat to the Citizens over the weekend. Few teams have shown as much intent as the Blues in the transfer marker either, Eden Hazard is sure to only get better as the campaign goes on. There is no doubt he is a massive talent.

Then you have Oscar, who was one of Brazil’s key men at the Olympic Games this summer. The Brazilian could really set the league alight. Add these tow exciting youngsters to the current crop and Chelsea could really have the makings for success. Not just those interested in Chelsea news should believe this either.

What better role model to have for these attacking midfielders than Frank Lampard, who has been one of the best the Premier League has ever seen.  Roberto Di Matteo will need to use Lampard wisely and you know that he will pop up with goals when it really matters.

It is safe to say that so far, Fernando Torres has been poor in a Chelsea shirt. This could be his year though. With Didier Drogba leaving Stamford Bridge it looks as though Torres will be the main man who leads the line. After a successful time at Euro 2012 he has some much needed confidence and got his campaign off to a flyer with a well taken goal against Man City.  The Spaniard can be one of the best strikers in world football and if he is on form and getting the right service, the Blues will be right up there.

It seems as though Chelsea have a superb balance to the squad – an experienced goal-keeper and defence led by John Terry, a midfielder that has a mixture of ball winners and flair players and a strike force capable of scoring 30-yard screamers or simple tap-ins. Everyone interested in Chelsea betting will concede that the start is vital. Chelsea need to come out and attack teams right from the beginning and get some big wins under their belts, piling the pressure on the rest of the pack.

As long as Di Matteo gets his tactics right and is given money again in January to improve the squad, then the Champions of Europe will challenge on all fronts this campaign.  It could be another season full of silverware.

 

Written by TCB reader Thomas Rooney

7 Responses to “Chelsea: Season Of Silverware?”

  1. the reason why chelseafc have been ruled of challenging for the EPL has to do where the other teams are in terms of personnel and development. Man City has done nothing to there squad and the have a remarkable bench and being champions gives them the confidence. Man Utd chances is strictly based on the fact that they pushed man city to the wire last time out, if the add RVP and the inclusion of Kagawa couple with the magnificence of SAF then you know definitely the are up there. Also people are overlooking Arsenal with the players and depth the have right now coupled with more experience buys i guys there brand of football has always been an issue to everyone. Now that leaves us ChelseaFC, apart from finding the right balance between attack/midfield/defence RDM has a lot of youth that have not gotting to play with each other, so alot of time must be given to these players to understand themselves and adjust to the demands of the EPL. But to me it has to do more with getting the right players & formation.looking at the team closely we need some more players mainly a RB & RW. also we need to create vacuum in the team to accomodate these new players, mereiles, benayoun,essien,malouda etc must be let go.with there huge wages can the cope on the bench.

  2. I disagree. We are severely poor in midfield. With all the creative players in our team, we need rapid ball movement from the holding players. Sadly we have none. In addition, all our holding players are physically slow, as in they can’t bully their opposition midfield to surrender possession.

    There are some solutions to this… Alex song, m’Vila or actually David luiz could play the hard man role, while a Sahin could be useful to add quality depth to our ball playing capabilities.

  3. This year could be another wonderful year for the blues because of the crop of players they are parading this season. I am hoping to see good football from them this season.

  4. Infact if i have my way i’d prefer david luiz in that holding midfield because he’s got the balls to challenge anybody with much power. I have always said this, for mata does not have the needed energy to paly against teams who play physical football, now that we have some young talented players i’d prefer someone like oscar or better still ramires to play behind a central striker so that he can serve as a connecting rod between the midfielders and the strikers. There is no point shying away from the truth, chelsea’s midfield is still and will still remain the problem of chelsea as a football club.

  5. Liverpool, Newcastle and possibly Tottenham too will be up there. Gonna be a great season I think. Hopefully we can live up to expectations

  6. —————————Cech————————-

    Ivanovic———-Luiz————-Terry——–Cole

    ———————-Ramires——–Mikel————

    Mata———————Oscar—————–Hazard

    —————————-Torres————————–

    Onwards and Upwards!

  7. more like dis