Thursday, 4 November 2010

chelsea....the real deal in europe this time???

chelsea, you either love them or hate them.
either way you cant argue the form they have been in this year, sweeping aside the so called lesser sides at the start of the season scoring plenty of goals in the process, then they faced manchester city, their first real test everyone said, and yes they got beat, and quite comfotably to.
but since then they have gone from strength to strength squeezing tight results out of teams without playing well for the whole 90mins in games, and i do think it is due to the form of their two big players in my book, and maybe the obviuos two? i dont know?
drogba......somewhat of an enigma? big, strong, powerful, scores goals, creates goals, always a handful, yes at times he can be a tempremental prick but then what 'big game' players aren't at times??!!
the guy shoulders alot of the pressure to finish off the sometimes breathtaking moves that chelsea create on a scarily regular basis, but he does always come up with 20 goals in a premiership season, and must be one of the most consistant strikers in the league on stats i would imagine, playing up front with the evergreen 'incredible sulk' the infamous nic anelka, they provide so many options for the 'fat' frank lampard and kalou who often provides them with their service, but with the drog, he also has the ability to give the opposition the run around by himself and also score the goals resulting from himself, granted that doesnt happen much but he is still capable of it.
love him or hate him, he is top top drawer.
the next reason and i think main reason is essien....the complete footballer with the engine that would put a steam train to shame.
nasty, dirty streak yes but that isnt without commitment, the dynamic midfielder epitomises everything that should be right about football, he passes, tackles, scores spectacular goals and makes average players i.e lampard look world class, hence fat frank struggles so badly for form in the england side and is always over shadowed by steve gerrard, englands closest answer to essien for many peoples money.
when essien is missing so is the fight and physical threat of chelsea, they get overrun and out fought, but when he is at the centre of it they are practically unbeatable, and this weekend they go to anfield looking to continue their great early season form.
normally anfield would pose a tricky obstacle but at present the reds are in a fluctuating run, draws, wins and defeats scattered in every week, the feeling on merseyside this week is that of hope rather than optimism like it would normally be in the run up to such a huge game.
i predict a score draw which on paper would appear a good result for both, given the two teams are part of the supposed 'big 6' as it now is, but in reality chelsea would see a point as two dropped given the form of their opponents.
league champions? very possibly, they have the makings of champions in the domestic league.
european champions? jury is still out for me, great results early competition, already through to knock out stages with two games to spare, but when the chips go down i dont think they have enough to compete with the true giants such as real madrid, barca, and probably manchester utd and inter thrown in.
just think the class doesnt stem deep enough for this chelsea side, i dont know whats missing for them, if i did id be in ancelotti's shoes, albeit they'd be a bit big.
chelsea to do the double this year is a sure fire bet, but only premier league and domestic cup in my own un-compromising opinion.......anyone dis-agree??

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