Guest Fan Blog Thu 11 May 2017
After months of working tirelessly to restore this great club of ours to where it truly belongs, it’s now down to one more game.
One more win, 90 more minutes, three more points and Chelsea Football Club will be champions of England.
We’re not there yet, and there's still a whole lot of work to do. We still have to get past a stubborn West Bromwich Albion side and as many of you might already know, a certain Tony Pulis was at Stamford Bridge on Monday night plotting our downfall.
We do have three games left to win it, and even if we don’t on Friday, a Manchester United win against Spurs would hand us the title. Yet we’d rather not wait, we want to clinch the prize at the soonest opportunity, and that’s what the boys will be playing for.
No one cares how they win the title as long as it’s won. Leicester City won it from Jamie Vardy’s living room last season, and it didn’t take any shine off.
The wait, though, would kill us.
The only sad thing is the fact that this match won’t be played at Stamford Bridge, so if we do claim the win, the celebrations will have to take place in and around the Hawthorns.
I’m certain none of the traveling fans will mind though and neither will Antonio Conte, who may have to keep the medical team close by as he could seriously hurt himself when pandemonium sets in.
Monday’s win against Middlesbrough was a great one to watch. We controlled from start to finish, and could have scored way more than three goals, given the many chances. Admittedly, Boro didn’t put up much of a fight, but could they even?
We were just that good. The attack was smooth, ruthless and efficient, and the movement of the ball was nothing short of amazing. Cesc Fabregas put in one of his best performances on the night, hitting those diagonal balls from midfield with the touch of a magician.
The Spaniard assisted Diego Costa’s opening strike, although an ever-so-slight touch from Fabio nearly had the stat scraped off, and also set Nemanja Matic up with a goal.
He is now the only player in league history to record at least 10 assists in six different seasons, having dished out 11 thus far.
While the performance against the now relegated Middlesbrough was near perfect, it doesn’t mean that laurels can be rested upon. Pulis’ men certainly aren’t pushovers – their position on the table tells us that much.
Sitting in eighth at the moment, West Brom have given a good account of themselves this season. They will try to make things difficult and prevent us from clinching the trophy on their home ground. So we need to be at our very best, concentrate on the task at hand, and see it through to the end.
We as fans can’t be blamed for planning a party. I’ve eyed a few bottles of champagne myself, but it’s set to be a very nervy evening, which if the right result is birthed on, could be one of the most memorable we’ve had.
By Kavan Flavius, Chelsea fan.