Should Chelsea 'Throw' The Barca Game For A Top Four Spot
We ran a poll after the Hull City game, which to be honest was a bit tongue in cheek. Nonetheless it asked a perfectly feasible question. We see weakened teams play all the time in our domestic cup competitions.
It`s not just the 'so called` big boys either. Managers across all leagues appear to view their league position as the most important consideration in terms of a successful season. Having considered here that a top four finish would bring in more income than beating Barcelona in this weeks round of 16 game, why wouldn`t Antonio Conte simply 'throw` the game. Of course the money moguls behind the scenes at Chelsea may well be thinking that, but in all honesty, it`s not a viewpoint we, at Vital Chelsea subscribe to.
Safe to say nor do many of membership. The results of the poll seem to have suffered from some sort of glitch, slightly skewing the results, but nonetheless it gives a clear indication of our thinking.
77% voted No! to the question `Should Chelsea 'throw` the tie against Barcelona`. Indeed why would a top club like Chelsea not try to beat one of Europe`s giants. Well, you could ask the 19% of non-believing, non-Chelsea supporting members who voted No!.
Quite where the remaining 4% of votes went is anyone's guess. Maybe those votes went to Willian in some parallel poll running somewhere in the ether.