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Chelsea Closing in on Title

Chelsea Closing in on Title

We`re at that strange period of the season whereby we sit poised ready to continue to conquer all but have been brought to a sudden halt.

The latest international break means that we won`t play another Premier League game until April, almost two weeks.

As we approach the break you have to have to say that as far as weekends go, it was a good one.

Of the teams that threaten to spoil our massive end-of-season party, only Spurs could manage to pick up maximum points.

Arsenal showed just how much of a faded force they are, being humiliated by West Bromwich Albion, whilst Manchester City and Liverpool battled to a 1-1 draw that means both have dropped two points.

As for Manchester United, kudos to Jose Mourinho for finally, during an 18-game unbeaten run, managing to drag Manchester United up the table from fifth to sixth.

But, as we contemplate the break, the two recent wins against West Ham United and Stoke City have been wins whereby we`ve picked up maximum points at places where mere-mortals would expect us to drop points, something Thibaut Courtois has mentioned in an interview with the media with the keeper remarking,

"When you go to places like West Ham and Stoke people hope you are going to drop points.

"So that late win against Stoke must have been very demoralising for the others.

"It also meant we were able to relax in front of TV on Sunday and see what happened in the other games.

"When we come back from the international break we play Crystal Palace home, Manchester City home, Bournemouth away in a week.

"Hopefully, we can get nine points and be even closer to our objective.

"It`s a case of ticking off every game now with another win, another win, another win."


With a maximum of 21 points needed to claim the title, that`s with Spurs winning every game between now and the end of the season, my belief is that the pressure is on those chasing us rather than ourselves don`t you think?



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Merlin
Date:Monday March 20 2017
Time: 7:45AM

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My own belief is the we are winning the title in April. Spurs will drop points against Burnley after the international break while City will drop further points against Arsenal. In other words, we may only need to win only 5 of the remaining 10 league games to clinch the title all things being equal.
Chistan
20/03/2017 08:29:00
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Impossible to predict where or when we will clinch the title, due to the fact that any PL side can and do beat any other. But it's in our hands and I don't believe we'll collapse though don't rule out some nervous performances. One thing is for sure, it'd be one hell of a run if either City or Spuds were to close the gap
analooish
20/03/2017 15:52:00
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Any of the remaining 10matches could be a potential banana skin as such need to approach with caution & play to win the three points on offer as we did against the Hammers & Potters. The key is not being complacent & always focus on the win & wait to see the chasing pack cancelling themselves out. If we maintain that level of consistency & focus, I believe we will win the PL come May & possibly cap it up with the FA cup. KTBFFH!!!
Jerry Blues
20/03/2017 20:33:00
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all pressure on the chasing pack. They will self distract one after the other. All we need to do is keep the momentum going and conquer the league game after game. Don't know whether the int'l break will serve us a tasty or bitter meal ...#BLUES4EVER#...
RHYMEZ 1
21/03/2017 17:09:00
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How I hate the international break- an unwanted interruption. I only hope all our international players return without any injuries.
Chistan
21/03/2017 19:09:00
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