What do they say? ‘Form is temporary while class is permanent.’ Well, they say it right.
Likewise, the Blues deteriorated Tottenham’s title stakes with a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in what was one of the spiciest Premier League matches of this season.
Despite the fact that the Blues will delight in being the ones to bring an end to Tottenham’s desperate attempt at Premier League title, they are still on course to conclude the season some 20 points behind their London adversaries.
Some of the football pundits believe that Tottenham will outflank Chelsea again next year. However, here are four reasons why we can’t trust that as Antonio Conte takes over, Chelsea will regain the boasting rights in 2016-17.
Let’s face it. Chelsea is one of the most expensive clubs in Europe and has some of the richest footballers on their payroll. As much as it is unbearable to see Stamford Bridge outfit falling from grace only the following season after clinching the prestigious Premier League crown, it is understandable that football is such a game where underdogs rise the ranks at the expense of heavyweights.
In the presence of some of the best premier league players in Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas, and Nemanja Matic, the Blues still can think about adding some class and quality in the dressing room to bounce back in next season.
One needs to envision that the arrival of Antonio Conte will have an elevating influence on everyone at Chelsea.
The 46-year-old is a demonstrated champion, having won three successive Serie A titles with Juventus before taking up the ‘Italian job.’ Conte certainly will not be content with anything less than the best from Chelsea squad next season.
Alongside Conte, a bunch of new footballers are destined to arrive in London as a feature of what could be an all-embracing squad update intended to bring back the firepower and luster which lacked this season.
The lost Champions League berth won’t keep Stamford Bridge from being an alluring destination where Europe’s finest players reside.
No European football:
Liverpool, a couple of years back, and Leicester City this year have delineated that a lot can be achieved without the weights of European competition.
Blues’ will have a free ride at recovering their Premier League title while Spurs will have to learn and adapt the tricks and trade of Champions League.