Chelsea cruising behind in Barclays Premier League
Chelsea has always been ahead in the title race this season as far as Barclays Premier League is concerned, but, now, they are just cruising.
It would almost be criminal if they let it slip from here.
They would have been a little annoyed and embarrassed last week to have been stopped on draw by Burnley, but, the Cup title that they grabbed a couple of days ago beating Tottenham would have helped them put that disappointment behind.
They are to take on West Ham United next and winning that game would make them go 8 points clear at the top. That would be a huge lead.
Chelsea is looking good for Europe too this time around. So, they might well end up with a treble.
Chelsea’s composition in the West Ham game might be a little different from what it was in the Cup final.
The Blues management have looked to rotate the players all through the season and they are likely to continue doing that.
Petr Cech’s place between the sticks will be taken by Thibaut Courtois despite the fact that the former was brilliant versus the Spurs, keeping clean sheet.
There has been word going around that Cech is unhappy not to be considered for the league games and he might be quitting, but, Mourinho was quite ruthless the other day in his assessment of the situation at the club right now regarding the goalkeepers.
According to Mourinho, he would not put in too much effort trying to stop Cech from leaving, but, he would want a big amount from the club which comes in looking for the veteran shot stopper.
Nemanja Matic would also not be playing for Chelsea versus West Ham as his 2-game ban is not finished yet.