Chelsea’s season in Review
11 May 2019 | Posted by: admin | Categories: news

Words that come to mind when we all think of Chelsea’s season this year could be associated with: diabolical, surprising, Sarriball, dysfunctional, nauseating, terrible, stuttering, hopeful, classless, shambles and write-off!

This could all be true and probably is, but we have qualified for the Champions League with a game to spare when it looked like we would not reach this goal, even though we are 20 odd points behind log leaders Manchester City. We also reached the Europa League Final against Arsenal scheduled for 29 May 2019 by the skin of knee of our goalkeeper and hero Kepa against a valiant Frankfurt side on Thursday evening in a penalty shoot-out. So in terms of the Chelsea Board’s goals for set for Sarri – he managed to achieve that.

So for all our many successful years of winning trophies almost every year since 2003, we are not use to barely scraping over the line. Yet we find ourselves in a rebuilding phase of our club once again. Facing a ban to recruit new players (barring an appeal) we need to bring in our players on loan and begin to groom them into our system. We need to reward players such as Loftus-Cheek, Hudo-Odoi, Mason Mount, James Reece, and many more. We also need to play our players in the right positions such as Kante and get rid of dead wood.

We are also facing losing some players which might include our player of the season, players’ platter of the season and goal scorer of the year winner Eden Hazard. Our 19 goals and 16 assist player will be missed at the Bridge. He deserves a move if he desires it. We shall miss him but we have the players that can step up and make us proud. Hazard has been our light this season. He has lifted the gloom and he has been positive and respectful throughout the season.

Sarri needs time says his supporters and those who know him. Like many foreign coaches hazard 1who come to England, it has taken time to adjust to the footballing culture and the way teams don’t collapse against the big teams. It is intense and the supporters demand 100 per cent from everyone. It is a footballing culture unlike anywhere in the world. But Sarri needs to be flexible and have at least a plan B in place. Too many teams we should have beaten figured us out and completely bamboozled us. Will the players that remain finally buy into his philosophy and will the supporters finally get on board – time will tell.

Further good news has been the extension of David Luiz’s contract for another two-years. He has been rewarded for his play and leadership on the pitch. Coming in next season will be American, Christian Pulisic from Dortmund who should fit right in.

Before the Europa League final against Arsenal we have our last league match on Sunday against Leicester City to hold on to a third-place and provide us with a confidence booster for the final.

Let’s support our team in the final as we look forward to the 2019/2020 season!

 

Keep the Blue Flag Flying High!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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