Chelsea's Title to Lose
April 01, 2015
Last year the Blue Half of Manchester were crowned Kings of English football but it appears another bunch of Blues are about to steal the crown. Chelsea who’ve already won the League Cup are in touching distance on the English Premier League Title as they aim to replicate Manchester City’s 2014 double. Jose Mourinho’s men are 6 points clear of second place City and have a game in hand with 8 rounds remaining. So should they begin engraving Chelsea’s name on the trophy for the first time since 2010 or does the race to finish first still have a few twists and turns yet?
Chelsea Churning out the Results
If Chelsea were still in the Champion’s League and the FA Cup it would be conceivable they’d put more focus on those competitions than the Premier League while the gap to second remained wide; However having made embarrassing exits from both those tournaments the London club is now solely focused on becoming Champions of England. Much has been made about Chelsea’s stuttering form since the start of the year, but in terms of the League the Londoners have dropped just 4 points out of 18 since their draw with title Rivals Man City at the end of January, while they’re unbeaten since a Boxing Day defeat to Tottenham. There’s no doubt they’ve been below their best but winning when you’re underwhelming is a champion quality.
The Chasing Pack
City’s form has been anything but Title chasing in recent weeks and they now appear to be looking over their shoulders instead of looking ahead. In fact both Arsenal and Manchester United could leapfrog City with wins on the weekend, with the current Champions not playing till Monday night. Is it possible Arsenal could come from the clouds to win the league? Possible… yes. But very unlikely! (We are talking about Arsenal after all, a team that celebrates Champions League spot as if that were the League Title). Though they do host Chelsea in the run in and it what would be a chance to close the gap. Chelsea will also play a rejuvenated Man United in what may be another tough fixture as well as a Liverpool side desperate to finish in the top four. The Blues could slow on the straight but at the moment their lengths ahead.
Chelsea have one hand on the trophy and a win over Stoke at Stamford Bridge on Saturday will see their grip strengthen, but any sort of slip up and a finger or two may slip off! While the neutrals would love the Title race to go to the final day for the second year in a row, the ‘Special One’ will be hoping to hold the Silverware much sooner than that.